Greenhouse Category

The multiple decks and terraces of architect Ray Kappe's exploded box design (right) expand living space by extending it outdoors. Drought-resistant native plantings add vibrancy while requiring little water or maintenance. Photovoltaics integrated into awnings and attached to trellises (above) collect solar energy while helping provide shade. pounds each were trucked from a factory in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to Santa Monica. It took the site crew eight hours to position and connect the...

Green Team

Architect interior designer lighting designer green consultant, LEED consultant and or life-cycle performance partner Richard Wittschiebe Hand (RWH), rwhdesign.com Client owner ASHRAE, ashrae.org Mechanical engineer Johnson, Spellman and Associates, jsace.com Mechanical contractor Batchelor and Kimball, Electrical engineer Jeffers Engineering Associates Electrical contractor Gene Lynn Electric Commissioning agent CxGBS, cxgbs.com Civil geotechnical engineer, landscape General contractor...

Materials And Sources

Structural insulated panels R-Control, r-control.com Roofing Standing-seam metal Galvalume Plus by Photovoltaic panels 198 (KC200 GT) panel by Solar inverters Aurora PVI-3B00 by Magnetek, Wood finish Water-based crystalline urethane by Timber ProUV, timberprocoatings.com Paint Eco Spec by Pittsburgh Paints, pittsburghpaints. com Metal paint Safecoat by AFM, afmsafecoat.com Wood floor finish Water-based finish Eon 70 by BonaKemi USA, bona.com Cellulose insulation Weather Blanket by Champion...

Raising The Sail

The solution for controlling light at the top of the atrium was not readily apparent, so Breshears deferred the task In the design process. He knew he wanted to bounce sunlight down to the atrium floor, but needed to protect office occupants from glare along the way. As construction progressed, the decision became clear. Computer-generated and physical models Indicated that a series of elliptical reflectors would work, but finding the right material within the budget proved elusive. Ingenuity...

Abu Dhabi 1821 January 2010

The World Future Energy Summit WFES is the world's platform for sustainable future energy technologies. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a global leader in energy. The emirate, one of the world's leading producers of oil and gas, is investing heavily to become a regional and international powerhouse in renewable and sustainable energy knowledge, technology and capacity. WFES - reach influential industry professionals. Over 18,400 visitors came to WFES is 2009 to learn,...