• The Pursuit of Excellence

    ECO-STRUCTURE's third annual competition seeks out outstanding environmental performance and design in four categories.

     
  • Atrium School

    Lessons in reuse are brought to life in a 1920s warehouse that was transformed into an environmentally conscious school.

     
  • Twelve | West

    Forward Momentum: A mixed-use building in Portland puts its efficiency efforts in plain sight.

     
  • Lone Star

    In the nation's oil capital, one house—ECO-STRUCTURE's 2010 Greenhouse winner—proudly declares its independence from fossil fuels.

     
  • The Ocean Adventure Lab

    Playing House

    A net-zero playhouse is serious about the environment.

     
  • Marc J. Cohen

    The 2010 Evergreen Awards Jury

    Meet the five green building professionals who judged this year's Evergreen Awards.

     
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    Digital Media City Landmark Tower

    Jolly Green Giant: SOM's Digital Media City Landmark Tower takes eco-design to new heights.

     
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    BIM: As Green As Users Make It

    Two engineers discuss the benefits of using BIM to project and modify sustainable initiatives and building operations.

     
  • Natural light was a key design element as President Clinton sought to emphasize openness, accessibility, and light. The west-facing glass bridge, however, proved challenging in Little Rocks hot, humid climate. The solution to controlling solar heat gain was a floating glass scrim with a sun-screening interlayer and coating.

    Bridge of Possibilities

    Through its design and modified operations and maintenance practices, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park achieved LEED certification twice.

     
  • Peter Busby

    ECO-STRUCTURE speaks with Peter Busby of Busby Perkins+Will about the current state and future of green building.

     
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    Money Matters

    One of HOK's sustainable-design specialists describes the process of searching for and incorporating green building incentives into projects.

     
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    Longest Indoor Living Wall Opens

    With a total surface area of 4,072 square feet, the new indoor living wall at Longwood Gardens horticultural center is the longest of its kind.

     
  • Rhode Island Adopts IGCC

    Rhode Island adopts the International Green Construction Code as a compliance path for the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act.

     
  • Wallquest Brasilia

    The Brasilia wallpaper collection from Wallquest draws inspiration from leaves, grasses, tree bark, and other natural elements.

     
  • Redeux, by Trove, is a PVC-free commercial grade wallcovering that contains 31 percent post-consumer recycled material. It contributes to enhanced indoor air quality because of its high level of breathability and resistance to mold and mildew with no harmful gas emissions. The company offers a reclamation program for Redeux in which excess material or waste can be sent back to Trove for reuse and recycling. troveline.com; 212.268.2046.

    Trove Redeux

    Redeux, by Trove, is a PVC-free commercial grade wallcovering that contains 31% post-consumer recycled materials.

     
  • The Dimension Walls line by MDC Wallcoverings offers 3D wallcovering options that create distinct accents and add texture to a room. Two new additions to the zero-VOC lineElliptical and Hammeredbring the total texture options up to nine. Designers can choose from 28 standard finishes, some of which are half postindustrial recycled content. The panels have an overlapping lip to create an almost seamless wall application. mdcwall.com; 847.437.4000.

    MDC Wallcoverings Dimension Walls

    The Dimension Walls line by MDC Wallcoverings offers 3D wallcovering options that create distinct accents and add texture to a room.

     
  • Knight Wall Systems has launched CI-Girt, a rainscreen system that accommodates continuous rigid insulation on the exterior to increase a structures energy efficiency. The adaptable system eliminates the need to manually cut and fit insulation around girts and allows for cladding attachment over continuous insulation. knightwallsystems.com; 509.262.0104.

    Knight Wall Systems CI-Girt

    Knight Wall Systems has launched the CI-Girt, a rainscreen system that accommodates continuous rigid insulation on the exterior to increase the structure’s energy efficiency.

     
  • Kawneer Versoleil SunShades

    Kawneer Co., an Alcoa business, has introduced Versoleil SunShades. Beginning with the Single Blade SunShade System, Versoleil SunShades offer a broad range of versatile products.

     
  • Waterfall Damask from Cirqa captures the richness of natural fibers through 12 saturated colors ranging from complex neutrals to mid-tones. Colors incorporate a glint of metallic gold or silver that pays homage to antique royal textures. The wallcovering is available with 20 percent recycled content as part of Versas Second-Look technology, which recycles post-consumer vinyl wallcovering into new product. Made of low-VOC type II vinyl with Osnaburg backing, the wallcovering measures 52 inches by 54 inches, and uses water-based inks and adhesives. cirqawallcovering.com; 502.458.1502.

    Cirqa Waterfall Damask

    Waterfall Damask from Cirqa captures the richness of natural fibers through twelve saturated colors ranging from complex neutrals to mid-tones such as aqua to earth tones.

     
  • Accoya Solid Wood

    Accoya wood is a solid wood product for outdoor applications such as cladding, decking, and more.

     
  • Performance Issues

    As green building-related litigation rises, ECO-STRUCTURE offers a less-litigious enviornment in which to explore building performance and sustainability. This month: the 2010 Evergreen Awards.