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  • USGBC Updates LEED Energy Requirements

    As of June 26, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) requires projects registering for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for commercial buildings to achieve at least two points in the "Optimize Energy Performance" category. The requirement, which does...

     
  • A Place in the Shade

    The pleasure afforded by a lovely view has always come at the expense of thermal efficiency, glare, and compromised security, a meager tradeoff for the many favorable attributes that windows afford. They frame scenes of the natural and manmade environment, and they let natural sunlight permeate our...