• I.D. Inspiration, Johnsonite

    This eco-friendly vinyl wood flooring gives high-traffic spaces a natural look.

  • SunBeamer 500, SunCentral

    This stationary tracker uses mirrors to gather sunlight from all angles.

  • ShearWeave Infinity2, Phifer

    This PVC-free shading material is completely recyclable and weighs less than its predecessors.

  • Reveal, Guardian

    An electric current renders this glass opaque or transparent at the user's command.

  • Revo LED Personal Task Light, Light Corp.

    This fixture turns off after 30 minutes during which its sensors detect no motion nearby.

  • Image

    Piecemeal Potential

    The sky may be the limit for prefab modular towers.

  • GSK's roof features a landscaped terrace that can hold up to 500 people.  It's shaded seating area can be seen on the roofline to the right.

    Forget the Office Park

    GlaxoSmithKline's new Philadelphia headquarters shrank the company's footprint while increasing its performance.

  • Image

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Net-zero waste requires designers to dive into the nitty-gritty while maintaining a big-picture outlook.

  • Image

    Sustainability Uncovered

    Traditionally resource-intensive, commercial textiles are now showing their green colors.

  • The sun shades, seen closed here, are controled by a system that monitors time of day, light intensity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, and temperature, and then calculates each louver's angle independently.

    Social Demeanor

    Transparency invites interaction at a New Mexico University's student union building.

  • Image

    Thin-Film Photovoltaics

    Solar cells have shrunk dramatically in size. Here’s a look at the materials comprising thin-film photovoltaics, whose thicknesses are now measured in nanometers instead of inches.

  • A landscape covers a geothermal heating and cooling system comprised of 92 wells. Also not seen is a green roof planted with sedum and native grasses.

    Connecting to the Castle

    The expansion of this Minneapolis cultural center combines stunning architecture with sustainable solutions that have attracted a wide audience.

  • Image

    I Want To Be a Mayor

    Partisan politics aside, architects can find real partners in government.

  • Ultra Air Barrier Wall System, Dow Building Solutions

    Improve the thermal efficiency of wall systems with this versatile air- and moisture-barrier system.