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  • A Continuing Education

    A Continuing Education

    I may have passed the exam, but a trip to Greenbuild reveals a lot left to learn.

  • A Continuing Education

    I may have passed the exam, but a trip to Greenbuild reveals a lot left to learn.

  • Design Considerations for Vegetated Permeable Pavement
    Continuing Education | 10-07-2013

    Design Considerations for Vegetated Permeable Pavement course

    Permeable paving systems, in general, continue to grow in scope and practicality as we search for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, improve water quality, diminish flooding and erosion, reduce the “urban heat island” from reradiated (building and pavement) heat in our cities and environment, and add attractive open space to building sites and neighborhoods. This course will take a closer look at what vegetated permeable pavement is and its benefits. It will look closely at the different types available, and their green properties and overall benefits.

  • Underfloor Service Distribution
    Continuing Education | 11-14-2013

    Underfloor Service Distribution course

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. The ability of a building to change for an occupant’s shifting needs must meet the same three main criteria as green buildings themselves: high performance, sustainability and cost effectiveness. This article examines the growing popularity of underfloor service distribution (UFSD) as a key strategy for green buildings. This is achieved by creating buildings that can be retrofitted when companies or institutions come and go, when they expand and contract, when they rethink, refocus and renovate.

  • Design for Decades: Educational Facilities
    Project | 12-14-2010

    Design for Decades: Educational Facilities

    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.

  • New Release Says LEED Will Help Land You a Job

    New Release Says LEED Will Help Land You a Job

    LEED AP and Green Associate credentials are becoming more frequent on business cards, but are they important in today's job market?

  • Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom Certified as World's Fifth Living Building

    Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom Certified as World's Fifth Living Building

    Designed by Coldham & Hartman Architects, the educational facility passed all criteria for the world's most comprehensive design- and performance-based building standard.

  • USGBC Announces 2012 Best of Green Schools List

    USGBC Announces 2012 Best of Green Schools List

    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.

  • Education, Collaboration, and Innovation
    People | 11-26-2012

    Education, Collaboration, and Innovation

    DuPont’s Laura Dwyer shares her three critical ingredients for building a more sustainable future.

  • Energy Efficiency + Building Science
    Opinion | 11-01-2013

    Vision 2020: Where We Go From Here

    Our future depends on education, training, and wide-spread commitment.