From K-12 schools at the grass roots level to political leaders at the policy level, students and adults involved in the field of education are going to great lengths to go green.
As the building industry recovers, proper education on building science will be key in terms of both business finances and skilled manpower.
Over the centuries, wrought iron has been an important expressive material that reflects refined taste and character. Despite wrought iron’s rigidity and strength, it can be molded into graceful and elegant shapes with beauty that endures. The possibilities for expression in iron are nearly unlimited.
Synthetic carpet fibers like Nylon, PET (polyester), and polypropylene are almost exclusively petroleum based. Today, new technology has enabled a bio-based PTT (triexta) commercial carpet fiber that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Understanding the performance benefits, drawbacks, and sustainable attributes of bio-based PTT versus other synthetic carpet fiber types available today is important for architects, commercial builders, and facility managers.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a sustainable, affordable, efficient and proven technology. Because the ground absorbs nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives, the earth remains at a constant, moderate temperature just below its surface all year round.
The American Institute of Architects’ Design for Decades initiative showcases the design work of its members, practicing architects nationwide. This slide show features some of the AIA’s members’ designs for educational facilities.
The Brightwater Center demystifies the water treatment process for local students and the community.
Heifer International's Murphy Keller Education Center extends the charity's Little Rock headquarters amidst sprawling wetlands constructed on Arkansas's largest brownfield.
As a building material, responsibly-sourced wood contributes to efficient construction and operation. Review today’s prevalent green rating systems, building codes and standards as they related to ensuring responsible building practices. Sustainable sourcing of wood, it’s economic, social and environmental implications, and how it factors into rating systems, codes and sourcing practices are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour.
DuPont’s Laura Dwyer shares her three critical ingredients for building a more sustainable future.