Blog – Green

Sustainable Water Collection Strategy

By Matt Richardson Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C. Architecture today is shifting more and more towards sustainable strategies.  Designers and builders are now invested along with the public discourse in the overall sustainability and reduction of a buildings carbon footprint. …

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LEEDing the Way

By Molly J. Parris, Assoc. A.I.A. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design®, commonly known across building and construction industries as LEED®, is a well-recognized rating system by which buildings are awarded points for various criteria related to systems performance.  The …

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Self-Sustaining Structures

By Sofia Zamora, E.I.T. Building envelopes are structures that must insulate and protect the interior of a building from external agents and noise, from gaining or losing heat, and from letting moisture in or out.  Traditionally, envelopes are designed to …

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Light in the Century of Sustainability

By Melissa Wreyford During my last trip to New York City, I found myself, like I normally do, staring upward at the giant skyscrapers imagining what may be happening inside their concrete, metal and glazed walls.  As I continued to …

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Architecture & Allergies

By Molly J. Parris Brand new bright green leaves, plush grass and suddenly blooming flowers are a few of the freshest sites for gray winter eyes.  They signal that no matter how hard we had to work to survive the …

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