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Sustainable Building

A sustainable building, or green building is an outcome of a design philosophy which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal[*]. AECinfo.com offers you a wealth of impartial information and advice on sustainable development, sustainable building and using eco friendly construction techniques. Please find some of the newest additions to the site below.

Featured Materials

Featured Materials
Preview Description Company Open
Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of acoustic door assemblies including their components, features and their role in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments. This course is part of one or more "Course Collections".
AmbicoAmbico Open
Continuing Education
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of the characteristics of gypsum board that allow it to contribute to sustainably designed buildings, a look at methods for ensuring continued healthy indoor air and eliminating waste.

This course is completely sustainable design education. The courses in this level exceed the AIA requirements and offer an entire course of new and practical information. This course qualifies for AIA/SD LU's.

National GypsumNational Gypsum Open
Online Store
Battic Door Energy Conservation Online Store
Battic Door Energy Conservation ProductsBattic Door Energy Conservation Products Open
Good Morning America - Fireplace DraftStopper
Watch the Fireplace Weatherstripping video on YouTube.
Battic Door Energy Conservation ProductsBattic Door Energy Conservation Products Open
Sustainable Design & LEED
Daylighting is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly "green" design solution. There's no better way to illuminate interior spaces than with the natural light that surrounds us every day.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Waterstop Installation Guides
Waterstop Installation Guides
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Open

Sustainable Building Announcements

Sustainable Building Announcements
Preview Summary Company Date URL
Armstrong® Ceilings Sustain Portfolio Now Included in Sustainable Minds® Transparency Catalog Armstrong® Ceilings Sustain Portfolio Now Included in Sustainable Minds® Transparency Catalog
First ceiling solutions manufacturer to provide transparency with HPDs, Declare labels, and EPDs in cloud-based catalog designed for AEC professionals.
Armstrong Ceiling SolutionsArmstrong Ceiling Solutions Nov 10, 2017 URL
Brick Staining Brick Staining
Here at Nawkaw, we manufacture and apply stains that are specifically engineered to compliment the textures of brick, block, concrete, stone, and stucco. Our wide range of stain solutions vary from translucent stains to allow your surface texture to sh...
Nawkaw CorporationNawkaw Corporation Oct 12, 2017 URL
Dura-Cap, The Economical Alternative to Self-Leveling Underlayments Dura-Cap, The Economical Alternative to Self-Leveling Underlayments
To smooth concrete slabs, precast planks, or steel deck use Dura‑Cap®. It's formulated to cap rough, pitted, cracked and out-of-level concrete. In renovation projects, it can be poured directly over old tile and adhesive residue. Dura‑Cap can also be ...
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Sep 24, 2017 URL
Unveiling our all-new Daylighting Academy Unveiling our all-new Daylighting Academy
UNVEILING OUR ALL-NEW DAYLIGHTING ACADEMY
Draper, Inc.Draper, Inc. Sep 8, 2017 URL
Concrete Pipe Week Highlights Community and Economic Benefits Concrete Pipe Week Highlights Community and Economic Benefits
In Wisconsin, County Materials held plant tours at their Madison and Green Bay facilities. Notable attendees at County Materials’ Madison pipe plant tour include Wisconsin State Representative Malissa Sargent, Madison Alder for District 15 Dave Harens,...
County Materials CorporationCounty Materials Corporation Sep 6, 2017 URL
Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2K Gypsum Floor Underlayment Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2K Gypsum Floor Underlayment
Gyp-Crete 2000®/3.2K gypsum floor underlayment is engineered to deliver compressive strengths up to 3,200 psi (22.1 MPa), also delivering enhanced resistance to surface abrasions and even faster drying time. It's ideal for use over wood or concrete su...
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Aug 11, 2017 URL
From Brownfield to Shining Star: LEED-ing the way in Little Rock From Brownfield to Shining Star: "LEED"-ing the way in Little Rock
A non-profit organization dedicated to relieving global hunger and poverty, Heifer International provides livestock and plants, as well as education in sustainable agriculture, to financially disadvantaged families around the world. Based in Little Roc...
Kawneer Co., Inc.Kawneer Co., Inc. Jul 24, 2017 URL
Concrete Painting, Staining, and Tinting Concrete Painting, Staining, and Tinting
Concrete staining or tinting is much different than painting. Often times, you want the surface texture to show through the color treatment. Other times you may want to hide patchwork or repairs. All of these options can be accomplished with NawTone st...
Nawkaw CorporationNawkaw Corporation Jul 3, 2017 URL
Boon Edam Revolving Doors Fill Stockholm Central Station with Light While Complementing Historic Architecture Boon Edam Revolving Doors Fill Stockholm Central Station with Light While Complementing Historic Architecture
Stockholm Central Station has installed a set of three Boon Edam all glass, 3-winged Crystal Tourniket automatic revolving doors, along with integrated heaters. Each door can accomodate 1,740 persons per minute in both directions in addition to being a...
Boon Edam Inc.Boon Edam Inc. Jun 28, 2017 URL
Therma-Floor Therma-Floor
Therma-Floor® is a gypsum underlayment designed to pour over hot water tubes or electric heating cables. It acts as the thermal mass for any radiant floor system. Therma-Floor encases the tubes or cables in crack resistant, noncombustible gypsum. Its s...
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Jun 14, 2017 URL
A Grand Accomplishment: Kalwall Featured in Grand Prize-Winning Project A Grand Accomplishment: Kalwall Featured in Grand Prize-Winning Project
The ability of Kalwall panels to fill space with diffuse and glare-free natural daylighting makes it a preferred choice in educational facilities. Numerous studies show that natural daylight promotes a better learning environment. Kalwall’s ability to ...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation May 17, 2017 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Mar 13, 2017 URL
Kalwall Translucent Sandwich Panels Featured at SuperMaterials Exhibit in London Kalwall Translucent Sandwich Panels Featured at SuperMaterials Exhibit in London
The SuperMaterials exhibit highlights how scientific developments have transformed the way we build. The series of exhibits aims to inform how materials and technology are changing the future of construction, and explore how the application of raw mate...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Mar 11, 2017 URL
More Awards for Aspen Community School Design Featuring Kalwall More Awards for Aspen Community School Design Featuring Kalwall
The Colorado and Colorado West chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the voice of the architectural profession, each recently acknowledged the school with the Award of Excellence for Commercial/Institutional Construction. The school’s desig...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Mar 4, 2017 URL
The Preferred Choice of Excellence: Kalwall Enhances Award-Winning Projects The Preferred Choice of Excellence: Kalwall Enhances Award-Winning Projects
Kalwall products were featured at The Conservatory Green (EC-8) in Denver, Colo., Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Ga., and Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, Calif. Kalwall translucent sandwich panels are known for their beauty and ruggedness...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Jan 26, 2017 URL
Architectural Grille now offers a selection of Green Grilles made from post-consumer 94% recycled aluminum. Architectural Grille now offers a selection of Green Grilles made from post-consumer 94% recycled aluminum.
Aluminum is widely used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning because of its resistance to corrosion and the extremes of heat and cold. It is also fully recyclable and can be reused time and time again with no loss in quality. Green Grilles are ...
  Jan 21, 2017 URL
NawTone-K—Potassium Silicate Stain NawTone-K—Potassium Silicate Stain
Nawkaw Corporation has been further refining color changing technology solutions to introduce a new formula using inorganic binders based on mineral silicate—NawTone-K™! Potassium silicates give a hardened coating of higher water resistance...
Nawkaw CorporationNawkaw Corporation Jan 5, 2017 URL
Porto Atlântico + PENETRON = Durable Concrete Porto Atlântico + PENETRON = Durable Concrete
Rio’s massive urban renewal project, Porto Atlântico, relied on PENETRON ADMIX to ensure permanent protection against high hydrostatic pressure of groundwater in all concrete basement slabs. Even with a waterfront location and its high water saturation...
Penetron InternationalPenetron International Dec 30, 2016 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: The Role of Commerical Steel Doors in Resilient Design New Free Online Continuing Education Course: The Role of Commerical Steel Doors in Resilient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
AmbicoAmbico Dec 9, 2016 URL
SUNY Cortland Project Featuring Kalwall Skylights One of Main Winners of AS&U Awards SUNY Cortland Project Featuring Kalwall Skylights One of Main Winners of AS&U Awards
The student life center includes a common area, café, and sports and workout areas. The skylights that feature the Kalwall panels flood the athletics portion of the building in diffuse natural light that spills into the common area. The Kalwall panels ...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Nov 19, 2016 URL

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[*] Frej, Anne B., editor. Green Office Buildings: A Practical Guide to Development. Washington, D.C.: ULI--The Urban Land Institute, 2005, Pp 4–8