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    Ceramic Tile

    From faraway quarries to discarded toilets, ceramic tiles can comprise materials as varied as their finishes and applications. What they share is their general manufacturing process.

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    Back to Square One

    Innovations in eco-friendly carpet tiles expand to the recycling of individual components.

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    Harnessing the Heat

    Solar thermal systems can boost domestic hot water temperatures while dropping energy usage.

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    Taking Control

    Technologies in automating artificial light enable buildings to become more energy efficient than before.

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    Recovering Hope

    How do we find a planning vision?

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    With Nature and Justice for All

    Researching simulated environmental imagery to improve prison life.

  • 355 11th Street

    A past COTE Top Ten Green Project outperforms expectations and earns more recognition.

  • James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

    Designed by Ross Barney Architects, a Midwest educational facility serves as a living laboratory for high-performance building techniques.

  • Yin Yang House

    Brooks + Scarpa sets a new standard for the home office with a light-filled, comfortable live–work space.

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters

    KMD Architects works with city officials to create a world-class sustainable building that fits in with its classical surroundings.

  • Pearl Brewery and Full Goods Warehouse

    Lake|Flato Architects integrates private development and public spaces to create a vibrant urban destination.

  • New Norris House

    A 1933 experiment in sustainable living is updated and improved, resulting in an affordable house with extreme resource-use reductions.

  • Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center and Step 2

    A California school centered on ecological instruction gets a sustainable makeover and addition from EHDD.

  • Federal Center South, Building 1202

    ZGF Architects designs a flexible and sustainable government building that fosters workplace collaboration and a connection to the outdoors.

  • Clock Shadow Building

    A mixed-use development designed by Milwaukee’s Continuum Architects + Planners turns a blighted block into a community showpiece.

  • Charles David Keeling Apartments

    A KieranTimberlake-designed student housing project capitalizes on its sunny, breezy location.

  • Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments

    An affordable housing development designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects transformed a vacant property into a community asset.