Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

…”Cuando era joven e ingenuo creía que la gente que ocupaba roles importantes, tomaba sus decisiones cuidadosamente considerando una gran cantidad de opciones. Ha pasado el tiempo y algo he crecido. En este tiempo he cambiado un poco mi opinión y ahora creo que eso no es completamente cierto, después de encuentros y encontronazos, veo […]

The Case of the Missing Energy Model Building performance is increasing in priority, and the tools to predict it are becoming more accessible. So why isn’t energy modeling used in every project? From By WANDA LAU  Dave ChanceBrock Environmental Center, in Virginia Beach, Va., designed by SmithGroupJJR. Carefully sited on an expansive parcel of land […]

Global Construction Review Two Danish architecture firms have won an international competition to design the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant in the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen in southeastern China. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects say their plant will use the “most advanced technology in waste incineration and power generation and, at the same […]

How many millions of material and chemical ingredients go into the built environment —offices, homes, train station, hotels and factories? The environmental impact of the use of materials is now being tracked as part of an undertaking by Google, its Google X spin off Flux, software and consulting firm thinkstep and the Healthy Building Network. […]

Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream? Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers. CHRIS BENTLEY @Cementley When architects Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett made their first pilgrimage to Denmark in the early 1980s, they were out […]

Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design. Of all of the things that DPR considered in designing and building a net-zero interior, crushed ice didn’t exactly top the list of potential energy drains. DPR isn’t alone in discovering surprising truths about how energy-efficient buildings perform once people move in. […]

Project Rosenfeld Capture existing building conditions and create energy analyses

Visualizing carbon emissions in New York City, courtesy Autodesk Image courtesy of DPR Construction As the world becomes more urbanized, today’s architects are likely to be working on projects that might be new construction or renovations of existing buildings. Some studies suggest that, at least in the U.S., renovation spending will outstrip new building as […]

In creating buildings conscious of this Green Agenda, a number of things must be considered, largely adaptability and environmental design. Foster designs for the future by giving flexibility for adaptation to future technologies; this means the same building can be used for much longer than a one designed only considering present needs. The Willis Building […]