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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.

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Preview Description Company Open
Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides a review of exterior aluminum shading device systems, including the components, finishes, and design and engineering considerations, as well as a discussion of how shading strategies contribute to LEED® accreditation.
RuskinRuskin 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
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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
R.W. Kern Center Achieves Most Advanced Green Building Standard R.W. Kern Center Achieves Most Advanced Green Building Standard
It is the first installment in Hampshire’s broad sustainability mission to make campus operations carbon neutral, including a plan to go 100 percent solar for electricity. Its gray-water treatment system is also in a pilot program for the state and may...
National GypsumNational Gypsum Jun 08, 2018 URL
New York’s The Forge showcases distinctive, copper anodized, aluminum wall panel system New York’s The Forge showcases distinctive, copper anodized, aluminum wall panel system
To create the industrial metallic look specified by FXCollaborative, Linetec finished more than 92,000 square feet of Dri-Design panels in a proprietary copper color anodize and painted an additional 4,800 square feet in a Black Iron color. Dri-Design’...
LinetecLinetec Jun 05, 2018 URL
Making privacy a priority for a new, state-of-the-art NICU Making privacy a priority for a new, state-of-the-art NICU
After several years of careful planning and construction for a spacious new NICU, patients and staff alike are responding most favorably to the new unit that opened in early 2016. More than doubling in size for its 23 beds, it provides 19 private rooms...
UNICEL Architectural Corp.UNICEL Architectural Corp. May 16, 2018 URL
Therma-Floor: The Ideal Underlayment for RadiantFloor Heat Therma-Floor: The Ideal Underlayment for RadiantFloor Heat
Therma-Floor encases the tubes or cables in noncombustible gypsum specially formulated to resist breakdown to 150 ˚F (66 ˚C). Poured only 11⁄4" (32 mm) thick, Therma-Floor also makes your heating system more stable — and your home more comfortable. So...
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Apr 09, 2018 URL
Tallest Residential Tower in Denver Nestles Into Confluence Park Tallest Residential Tower in Denver Nestles Into Confluence Park
Over 5,000 square feet of Morin's F-12 panel was used for this project.The panels made of 18 gauge galvalume steel. They were installed vertically with a negative pressure clip design to withstand high wind loads. This design combined with the heavy du...
Morin® - A Kingspan Group CompanyMorin® - A Kingspan Group Company Mar 29, 2018 URL
Maxxon Dek C-Ment: Floor Leveling and Proven Acoustical Performance Maxxon Dek C-Ment: Floor Leveling and Proven Acoustical Performance
When looking for a solution to top steel deck, look no further than Dek C-Ment. With compressive strengths up to 4000 psi, Dek C-Ment provides a strong, versatile topping for even the most challenging projects. By requiring only a single pour, Dek C-Me...
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Mar 28, 2018 URL
Da-Lite IDEA Panoramic Da-Lite IDEA Panoramic
Designed for ultra short throw projectors, the latest IDEA™ Panoramic features upgraded durability, surface uniformity and rigidity to ensure a superior interactive experience. The erasable surface is designed to cover the wall of a classroom, is hotsp...
Da-LiteDa-Lite Mar 20, 2018 URL
BlockFlash: The Complete Flashing Solution for Single Wythe Concrete Masonry Unit Walls BlockFlash: The Complete Flashing Solution for Single Wythe Concrete Masonry Unit Walls
BlockFlash is a complete, embeddable flashing solution for managing moisture in exterior single wythe CMU walls. It uses patented flashing pans to collect moisture in the wall and channel it to the exterior through integrated weep spouts. Its include...
Mortar Net Solutions®Mortar Net Solutions® Feb 27, 2018 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
RuskinRuskin Feb 15, 2018 URL
Bringing the Arts to Life: Elgin Artspace Lofts Bringing the Arts to Life: Elgin Artspace Lofts
The Elgin Artspace Lofts in Elgin, Ill., is a unique project combining 55 lofts for artists with 5,874 square feet of retail and community space that includes an artists’ gallery. A skylight featuring Kalwall translucent sandwich panels bathes the comm...
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Jan 27, 2018 URL
Protective Lead Glass for Radiation Shielding Protective Lead Glass for Radiation Shielding
Ray-Bar also offers specialized lead windows for industrial applications in non-destructive testing (NDT Rooms) or for certain nuclear or high energy isotopic shielding of hot cells or glove boxes. All radiation shielding requirements for x-ray lead gl...
Ray-Bar Engineering CorporationRay-Bar Engineering Corporation Jan 23, 2018 URL
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis Project U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis Project
The biggest event in football is just around the corner. This year, the famous game will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Designed to reflect the strong and diverse heritage of the city, the stadium promotes openness and an outdoor feel whi...
Kawneer Co., Inc.Kawneer Co., Inc. Jan 15, 2018 URL
Ambico offers AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design Ambico offers AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Ambico offers an AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design. Visit our website to take the online course or arrange a lunch & learn presentation for your firm today!
AmbicoAmbico Jan 09, 2018  
R-50 Attic Stairs Insulator Cover R-50 Attic Stairs Insulator Cover
Our Battic Door R-50 Attic Stair Cover Insulation Kit is your attic access solution that meets these new Codes. It provides an air-sealed attic access that helps to increase your blower door test results.
Battic Door Energy Conservation ProductsBattic Door Energy Conservation Products Jan 04, 2018 URL
Interior Acoustical Panels Interior Acoustical Panels
Tectum Cloud Panels deliver design flexibility and acoustical performance in areas where a grid is not practical and superior noise control is needed. Tectum clouds are designed for a floating system with no visible suspension. Cloud panels can be easi...
Armstrong Building SolutionsArmstrong Building Solutions Dec 29, 2017 URL
Pre-assembled Glass Skylights Pre-assembled Glass Skylights
Auburn® skylights are designed and engineered for long-term performance, and make a great daylighting choice if you’re looking for the durability and longevity of glass, or simply enjoy dramatic views of the sky. They’re available in custom and pre-eng...
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Dec 03, 2017 URL
R-50 Attic Stairs Insulator Cover R-50 Attic Stairs Insulator Cover
Our Battic Door R-50 Attic Stair Cover Insulation Kit is your attic access solution that meets these new Codes. It provides an air-sealed attic access that helps to increase your blower door test results.
Battic Door Energy Conservation ProductsBattic Door Energy Conservation Products Nov 20, 2017 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
New  Tech Library for Earth Shield Waterstop New Tech Library for Earth Shield Waterstop
Learn all about Earth Shield Waterstop in our Tech Library: product installation, waterstop CAD, safety data sheets, a waterstop chemchart, a waterstop ebook, etc.
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Nov 04, 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

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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