Utilities Meet Solar Challenge

O Last October, Julia Hamm, executive director of Washington, D.C.-based Solar Electric Power Association, challenged solar and utility industries to deploy solar power on a massive scale despite new economic barriers. SEPA recently issued a report demonstrating the industry has responded. The 2008 Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings report identifies those utilities in the U.S. that have the most significant amounts of solar electricity integrated into their portfolio and records the...

Where Construction Meets Education

81 ROOF HATCH MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL The Bilco Co.'s new thermally enhanced performance roof hatch is energy efficient and composed of corrosion-resistant recycled aluminum with a fully insulated cover and curb. It features a 2-inch (51mm) polyisocyanurate thermal insulation board with an R-value of 12 and EPDM finger-type gasket that creates a positive seal between the cover and curb. (203) 934-6363 www.bilco.com CIRCLE NO. 81 ecostructure .hotims.com Caroma has introduced the Profile...

Green Team

Owner Silvermere Hospitals Group Ltd., St. Paul, Minn., www.silvermereinternational.com Architect Perkins+Will, Minneapolis, www.perkinswill.com Associate Architect, Civil Consultant, Landscape Consultant and Structural Consultant LHB, Minneapolis, www.lhbcorp.com Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Consultant Affiliated Engineers, Madison, Wis., www.aeieng.com The center's campus is designed as a series of multistory patient, educational, hospitality, and administrative...

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Assembly Provides Long Life

By placing insulation above the membrane, a protected membrane roof assembly featuring STYROFOAM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation can provide more than 40 years of service. Visit www.dowpmr.com or call (866) 583-BLUE (2583) for more information. Achieve efficiency at every level simplified design, streamlined construction and energy conservation. Dow's three-in-one system with continuous insulation, flashing and air barrier may contribute to significant USGBC LEED credits. For more...

August

Solar Installer Boot Camp HeatSpring Learning Institute (800) 393-2044 www.heatspring.com Accredited Geothermal Installer Certification HeatSpring Learning Institute (800) 393-2044 www.heatspring.com 19-21 LEESBURG, VA. Skill Builders Training Class (800) 247-9445 www.na.rehau.com academy

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By Kj Fields

A Warehouse Renovation Blends Innovative Architecture and Sustainable Practices San Francisco's South of Market district, also known as SoMa, spans a large urban industrial area that has been in a state of redevelopment for decades. Currently, SoMa is a surprising mix of posh hotels, high-end lofts, cultural attractions, and trendy restaurants speckled with light industrial businesses. One of the district's former plumbing supply warehouses landed on the National Register of Historic Places...

By Laurie Grant

Industrial buildings often conjure images of drab boxes creating smog and pollution. Few people associate sustainability with industrial facilities. These buildings, however, have some of the greatest potential for going green and are gaining more recognition for doing so. Edmund Klimek, a partner with Princeton, N.J-based KSS Architects, oversees the industrial architecture market for his firm. A lot of people have been thinking about how green affects buildings that are typical to us...

Community Center

AIA Center for Communities By Design Focuses on Sustainable Livability Although there is a natural tendency to focus on ecological attributes of individual buildings, it's important to remember that each structure is part of something much greater a community. The greatest impacts can be made by buildings, Hj K H infrastructure, and people working together on a larger Hft scale to achieve ever greater efficiencies at a neighborhood, municipal, and even regional level. The Washington, D.C.-based...

Community Outreach

In addition to transforming the 14,000-square-foot (1300-m2) derelict building into a district asset, 355 Eleventh Street is the new headquarters for Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders, and it is on track to earn LEED for New Construction Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The construction company occupies the second floor and leases out office space on the third floor. The first floor and courtyard soon will be home to a restaurant that is seeking Platinum certification under...

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Credentials Testing Begins

The G reen Building Certification Institute, Washington, D.C., has begun testing for the LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance credentials. (LEED is a green-building rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council.) The LEED Green Associate credential represents the knowledge and skills needed in the allied professions and nontechnical fields of practice related to green design, construction, and operations. LEED AP O+M recognizes advanced knowledge...

Denver Achieves Environmental Registration

The city of Denver has achieved registration to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, from the International Organization of Standardization in Geneva. The Office of the Mayor, Department of General Services (which includes theaters and arenas for the Colorado Convention Center), Department of Public Works, Department of Environmental Health, and the Denver Zoo have achieved the registration. This certification is a great honor for the city and carries with...

Dow

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Drainage System

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Ecotourist

Couloir Restaurant at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village, Wyo., embraces its environment through its design and cuisine. Superior products demand superior installation. At CENTRIA, we stand behind our products with our exclusive dealer network - offering expert solutions to help get projects completed on time, on budget and done right. Building on our experience with some of the world's most prominent structures, CENTRIA delivers aesthetic appeal, sustainable solutions and peak...

Energyxpeak

The visitor center for the Lincoln Cottage complex is housed in this 1905 Beaux-Arts building, which was restored using sustainable materials and earned a LEED Gold rating from USGBC. The project includes recycled-content materials, low-flow water fixtures, and vegetated bioswales. Older buildings are already a step ahead of the game, but we also think they can be made more energy-efficient. We need to consider how to incorporate green practices without destroying the historic integrity of a...

Erv Is The Word

Use of Energy Recovery Ventilators Continues to Grow Depending on who you ask, ERV either stands for enthalpy recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator. In either case, it is a piece of mechanical equipment that reclaims waste energy from a building's exhaust air and transfers that energy to the incoming ventilation air from outdoors. ERV technology has become increasingly popular during the past five years, but there still are many questions about how the technology works. ERVs are...

How Many Wall Systems

Improve effective R-Value performance by as much as 60 Air leakage and framing factor for reduced R-Value (Frame embedded in EPS) Significant reduction in both air leakage and framing factor for better R-Value accel-E Steel Thermal Efficient Panels (S.T.E.P.) are made using one of today's most energy efficient materials - expanded polystyrene (EPS). The EPS is fused into thermal slots in steel studs to virtually eliminate thermal bridging, while the panels' interlocking joints seal off air...

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Integrated Building Technology

When there is an extended cold and cloudy snap and the water storage tank has cooled down, an efficient electric boiler and electric coils in the hot water tank serve as backups for heating. For cooling, which is minimized by the well-insulated envelope and shaded windows, we installed an innovative closed-loop earth tube an extra loop in the air distribution ductwork that, when cooling is required, diverts the airflow through two tubes that are buried underground around the house at...

Integrating Colors And White Light Into Architectural Landscapes

Sustainable lighting design should be more than just installing the latest LED product in a space. Insight Lighting's LED products employ a combination of sciences that create an environment of low temperature and sealed electronics. Insight's design approach relates to longer life, consistent fixture to fixture color temperatures, increased lighting uniformity and product integrity that lasts. Insight is committed to providing digital LED product design that meets the energy and performance...

Light And

On the building's north and south fa ades, 33 historic windows were preserved and refurbished. Modifications to the building in the 1960s, however, compromised the integrity of the front and rear warehouse fa ades, and this opened up design opportunities on the east and west walls. The architects were able to promote passive ventilation and daylighting by adding large banks of operable windows on the second and third floors of those fa ades. The original 4- by 7-foot (1.2- by 2.1 -m)...

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Material Craft

Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders had performed a green remodel of their prior offices but had outgrown the space. Despite the rusted corrugated siding on the 97-year-old warehouse at 355 Eleventh Street, the company saw the building's potential. We just fell in love with it, says Dan Pelsinger, partner at Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders. It was a perfect project for us to create an example for our clients. We knew we could make it modern and sustainable. Inside, large painted Douglas fir beams had...

Materials And Sources

Corrugated perforated siding VM Zinc from Umicore Building Products USA, Raleigh, N.C., www.vmzinc-us.com Operable windows Ventana Aluminum Manufacturing Co., San Francisco, (415) 822-6370 Operable skylights Skylight & Sun, Berkeley, Calif., www.skylights.com Vegetated roof Green Grid from Weston Solutions, Vernon Hills, Ill., www.greengridroofs.com Daylight sensors Watt Stopper, Santa Clara, Calif., www.wattstopper.com Energy-efficient lighting Finelite, Union City, Calif., www.finelite.com...

Metal Illusion

Although the new east and west window banks contribute to sustainable strategies, the San Francisco Planning Department's Historic Preservation Division pressed the team to maintain a monolithic appearance on the fa ades, in keeping with the original appearance of the warehouse. The solution came from using a perforated metal skin, derived from off-the-shelf zinc siding, that was custom-milled with an intentional ordering system. the metal scrim slowly reveals the building behind the wall. The...

Mountain Restaurant Protects Its Environment

The Bridger Restaurants Building, which houses the Couloir Restaurant at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyo., sits in Grand Teton National Park at the summit of the Bridger Gondola one of the most picturesque landscapes in the country. The restaurant exercised the utmost care for its mountain environment by choosing sustainable construction materials and serving seasonal cuisine with ingredients from local vendors. Structural insulated panels were used for the roof, which...

Natural Allies

I'm always on the lookout for new, more sustainable ways to design and build. That's why I specify EcoBatt Insulation from Knauf for my projects. Knauf EcoBatt Glasswool gives me the same optimal performance as all their insulation, but it's more sustainable thanks to its abundant and renewable raw materials, high post-consumer recycled content and ECOSE Technology. Knauf's revolutionary new ECOSE Technology is a binder with a lower embodied energy. It is based on rapidly renewable bio-based...

New Principles For Old Buildings

Advocates of Green Restoration Consider How to Change Historic Preservation Guidelines The 85-year-old National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C., is being renovated from a private enclave for scientists into a more welcoming public space for lectures and other events, while incorporating daylighting and other features. Many historic preservationists believe that the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system must be changed to better reflect the ecological, economic, and...

November

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The first lavatory system to provide soap, water and hand drying all in one space. Everything's within reach for the ultimate in convenience and comfort. It's a safer option too since the water doesn't drip on the floor as you walk to the dryer. As the greenest lav system available today, the Advocate features recycled materials, low power hand dryer, 0.38 gpm faucet, and ndite'5, technology that powers the faucet without electricity or batteries. Its contemporary styling and environmental...

October

METALCON International* Metal Construction Association www.metalcon.com WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition Southern Nevada Water Authority www.watersmartinnovations.com 19-21 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Fifth World City Property Summit Green World City Organisation www.worldpropertysummit2009.com CitiesAlive 2009 International Green Roof Infrastructure Congress Green Roofs for Healthy Cities www.citiesalive.org (617) 406-4500 www.donovanhatem.com

Outdoor Connection

The building's adaptive reuse was completed last October and the restaurant will open in November. The restaurant will occupy the first floor, wrapping around the building lobby. The courtyard will increase the guest-seating area by 50 percent. A part of the courtyard also will serve as an outdoor garden where the restaurant can cultivate its own herbs and salad greens. A dark wooden fence with recessed light pockets and view slots sets the dining patio apart from the front lot and provides a...

Pacqreeninfocom

Nlways use PAC-CLATF Aluminum for projects located In coastal regions, aggressive environments, or areas subject to acid rain. Aluminum has significant advantages including superior corrosion resistance, lighter weight panels and ease of installation. PAC-CLAIP Aluminum is available from Petersen in 36 standard colors and a wide variety of UL-580 Class 90-rated roofing profiles. Host colors meet LEETP, ENERGY STAR and cool roof certification requirements. Southern Roof & Wood Care Corp....

Program Supports Climate Positive Growth

J> 3 The Clinton Climate Initiative, New York, has announced a global program developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council. Called the Climate Positive Development Program, the program will support large-scale urban projects that help cities grow in climate positive ways. Those developments will strive to reduce the amount of on-site carbon dioxide emissions to below zero. Fourteen founding projects on six continents, supported by local governments and property developers,...

Resources

Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers, Calistoga, Calif., www.almr.org National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Rosslyn, Va., www.lamprecycle.org U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., www.epa.gov Veolia Environmental Services, Chicago, www.veoliaes.com

September

Healthy Buildings 2009 (315) 443-821 1 www.syracusecoe.org 14> 18 WASHINGTON, D.C. Great Expo 2009 Wisconsin Green Building Alliance www.wgba.org American Society of Landscape Architects www.asla.org Accredited Geothermal Installer Certification HeatSpring Learning Institute (800) 393-2044 www.heatspring.com 29-OCT. 1 ST. LOUIS Solar Installer Boot Camp HeatSpring Learning Institute (800) 393-2044 www.heatspring.com

Sustaining Sri Lanka

PLANNED MEDICAL FACILITY TO BOLSTER COUNTRY'S ECONOMY Sri Lanka is known for its serene sandy beaches, mountain waterfalls, jungles, and ecological sites, as well as a culture that embraces, sustains, and lives off the goodness of the Earth. A 25,000-square-mile (65,750-km2) island-nation off the coast of India, Sri Lanka has 21 million residents and a gross domestic product of about 32 billion about 1,600 of income per capita. About 15 percent of the country's population remains impoverished....

Termination Bars

With pre-drilled holes, allow quick, one-man installation. CIRCLE NO. 19 or http fecostructure hotims com Standard height is 18 12, 15, and custom heights and configurations are available for restoration work, windows, doors, etc. Uses 40-mil polymeric, reinforced, UV stable flashing membrane, incorporating DuPont's Elvaloy KEE polymer. It practically installs itself, and without measuring, cutting and assembly of conventional flashing. Dave Kutchma, Senior Project Manager, WCS Construction,...

The Challenges Of Building A Netzero Energy House

A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago. The value of the achievement of net-zero energy (NZE) greatly depends on climate. Building an NZE home in Los Angeles, for example, is a profoundly different achievement than building one in Toronto. For the California house, the biggest impact comes from the house's electrical load, while the Canadian house would have a heating load...

The Healthcare Environment Is Growing In The Right Direction

You and your challenges. You and your world. You and nora. 800-332-NORA www.nora.com us healthcare2 CIRCLE NO. 21 or http fecostructura hotims com Making design decisions that effect the health of both the natural and patient-centered environments isn't easy. Thafs why we offer you a wide range of sustainable flooring solutions to meet specific healthcare challenges. Collaboration with you has led to breakthrough flooring solutions for surgical suites, neo-natal units,...

Usgbc Recognized

The Washington, D.C.-based National Building Museum recognized the U.S. Green Building Council and its president, chief executive officer, and founding chairman Rick Fedrizzi, with its 2009 Honor Award. The award acknowledges leadership in environmental issues and the significant accomplishments made in improving sus-tainability within the built environment. It's an honor to be recognized amongst many visionary leaders in the sustainability moment, and by an organization that has exhibited...

Whitecolored Membranes Reflect Sunlight And Save Money

I n these times of economic uncertainty, operations and capital improvement budgets are being reduced or eliminated to preserve profitability and retain staff. Although the budgets of commercial facility managers are not exempt from cuts, a leaking or failing roof must be properly addressed to preserve property and protect workers. But how can facility managers balance short-term budget realities with the need to maintain properties for the long term Advancements in roofing membranes can help...

Your Design Evolution

Beautify Your Projects with Energy Efficient Insulated Metal Panels by IPS IPS is committed to providing high quality, environmentally sound products that are both appealing to the eye and ideal for highperformance green building construction. IPS panels contribute toward LEED Certification, which is becoming a requirement for many federal, state and municipal building projects. With our panels, you can beautify a project and provide owners with buildings offering optimized energy performance...

Centria

Architectural Metal Wall and Roof Systems It is my admittedly unscientific estimate that the C02 released in debates about climate change each year is equivalent to the annual emissions of 10 coal-fired power plants. At press time, the Waxman-Markey climate bill had passed the House of Representatives and continues to be declawed in its slog through the Senate. On the global stage, the leaders of the G8 nations met in L'Aquila, Italy, announcing their agreement to limit global warming to 3.6 F...

Usa

Plumbing fixtures I Washroom accessories I Lenox lockers I Mills12 partitions Light- and white-colored roof coatings consist of a polymeric binder blended with pigments and other additives to protect roof membranes for longer roof life cycles and to reflect solar radiation for lower air-conditioning costs. experienced similar temperature improvements. The white reflective finish coat provided 85 percent reflectivity, which increased energy savings. Tests showed temperatures as high as 169 F (76...

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Manufacturing Facility

Couloir Restaurant Teton Village, Wyo. (307) 739-2675 www.jacksonhole.com For projects that require clear spans approaching 100' or greater, open web trusses may be a natural choice. Clear span trusses have the ability to carry heavy roof loads more economically than other framing options. Additionally, projects that do not require heavy roof loads may sometimes benefit with a truss frame design, especially in design build projects where the builder can control roof height and clear height...

Sheffield Metals

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Noclog Drainage Matte

Lets water pass, unobstructed, to Weep Tabs. Have questions Want a sample to examine or share with colleagues Just call. All Screws & Adhesive Tubes included in each box of deliver moisture to the outside of the building. (fr Built-in STAINLESS STEEL DRIP EDGE releases moisture away from building.

Seven Projects Exemplify Greenbuilding Practices

EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, troy, n.y. Green Points The 200,000-square-foot (18,580-m2) Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, or EMPAC, houses a 1,200-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater with a full fly tower, an audio and video production suite, artists-in-residence studios, and a dance studio. Design difficulties presented by the steep hillside were turned into architectural advantages the entrance is located at the highest...

Book Shelf

PUBLISHER Chronicle Books, San Francisco, www.chroniclebooks.com AUTHOR Geoff Manaugh PRICE 29.95 Blogger Geoff Manaugh is a darling of the new media set in architecture. His blog (bldgblog.blogspot.com) offers a quirky vision of the future of architecture and now it's a book, complete with blog excerpts, new essays, and images concerning architecture, landscape, and the built environment in general. The book's 272 pages encompass five chapters, with names that capture Manaugh's vision...

Mulehide

The name trusted in roofing since 1906 air-conditioning costs. Reflecting rather than absorbing solar radiation also helps prevent the heat-island effect, where surface temperatures and overall ambient temperatures rise in the presence of human-made structures. White roof coatings can be applied to a variety of roof substrates or membranes and help protect a roof against excessive temperatures by reflecting visible light and stopping ultraviolet radiation. According to the RCMA's Solar...