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Meeting modern trends in multifamily construction

Meeting modern trends in multifamily construction

As demographics and preferences across multifamily shift, AIA partner Kawneer explores how architects are adjusting their exterior designs.

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Facades+ features UW NanoES building with finishing by Linetec

Facades+ features UW NanoES building with finishing by Linetec

The University of Washington’s recently opened Nano Engineering and Sciences Building (UW NanoES) provides modern performance and visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building (MolES). Demonstrating its energy-efficiency and daylight-focused design, the project is pursuing LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Daylight modeling services

Daylight modeling services

Daylight modeling brings science to the art of daylighting. Remove the design mystery and reveal patterns of daylight with complimentary modeling services.

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Varying perforation pattern technique provides sun shading system

Varying perforation pattern technique provides sun shading system

The Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB Krone) opened in 2015. It was built with the intention of creating a space where Georgia Tech engineers and scientists can work together on new medical technologies and curing diseases. Much like bees - or Yellow Jackets - the mascot of Georgia Tech, work together in a hive. It is possible that design architect, Lake Flato, and local architect Cooper Carry considered this when creating the building design.

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A Gateway To A Translucent Space

A Gateway To A Translucent Space

The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility.

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Now from Armstrong ceilings: Tectum wall & ceiling panels

Now from Armstrong ceilings: Tectum wall & ceiling panels

From a natural factory finish or white, to integration with COLORATIONS colors (that’s 13 standard colors) or made-to-order Sherwin-Williams® colors, TECTUM panels can coordinate or complement your color palette with the sizes, shapes, and forms that make your designs happen.

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Kawneer Project Profile: Heifer International World Headquarters

Kawneer Project Profile: Heifer International World Headquarters

When Heifer needed a larger HQ that remained true to the earth's resources, we helped them create one.

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Draper takes new angle to solve glare and heat gain

Draper takes new angle to solve glare and heat gain

Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the U of Chicago Lab School's unique sloped facade called for a unique shading solution.

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Sustainable Single-Family House

Sustainable Single-Family House

Designed to use minimal energy through affordable, passive means, this 1,700-square-foot house in the Prescott, Kansas neighborhood, is just minutes from downtown Kansas City. To achieve its goal of a 90-percent reduction in heating and cooling costs, strategies including louvers, thermal mass, high-performance windows, super insulation, southern orientation and an airtight building envelope were employed. National Gypsum’s Gold Bond® BRAND eXP® Interior Extreme® Gypsum Panels are components of this project.

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How health factors into green building rating systems: LEED v4

How health factors into green building rating systems: LEED v4

If you're looking for a certification that focuses on user health and well-being; look to newer rating systems.

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Green: The Color that Became a Building Philosophy

Green: The Color that Became a Building Philosophy

Solar panel arrays. Reclaimed wood. Ultra low-flow toilets. Smart thermostats. Continuous insulation. Volatile organic compound (VOC)-free paint. Recyclable railings. The list of ways American home designers, developers, builders, and owners slash energy expense, promote household comfort and health, and embrace green building practices grows by the day. High on that list of sustainable features are the Feeney’s CableRail stainless steel cable infill and DesignRail® aluminum railing systems.

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SC Railing Company: Offering a View from the Top

SC Railing Company: Offering a View from the Top

SC Railing Company provided more than 8,000 combined linear feet of 2-line aluminum and glass balcony railing, along with balcony dividers and custom rooftop windscreen. Museum Tower marries a refined interior design aesthetic and floor-to-ceiling windows with glass balcony railings, for sweeping city views. Balcony railings were constructed using 3/8” clear tempered glass, and 1/4” tempered, double-sided acid etched balcony dividers for added privacy between residences.

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Auburn® custom & pre-engineered skylights

Auburn® custom & pre-engineered 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-engineered configurations, and also offer mixed glazing options as they can also incorporate polycarbonate multi-wall and acrylic glazing as well as Guardian 275® translucent panels.

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KINETICWALL wins 2017 Architizer A+ Award

KINETICWALL wins 2017 Architizer A+ Award

EXTECH is incredibly honored to announce that the KINETICWALL dynamic facade system was chosen as the winner of the Architizer A+ Awards Jury prize! With entries from over 100 countries, the KINETICWALL was chosen as the best product in the Building Envelopes & Cladding category by a jury of designers, artists, architects, and business professionals.

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Use of louvers-between-glass can contribute up to 31 LEED certification credits

Use of louvers-between-glass can contribute up to 31 LEED certification credits

Unicel Architectural’s Vision Control® Integrated Louvers Contribute to LEED Green Building Certification. The leading manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today outlined how its Vision Control® integrated louvers can help attain multiple credits for high-performance green building certification through optimized energy performance, thermal comfort, acoustic performance, daylighting and more. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

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The Original Orange Elevator Smoke Curtain

The Original Orange Elevator Smoke Curtain

When it comes to elevator protectives, Smoke Guard is the “original orange smoke curtain”. With over 20 years of installed product, our transparent orange colored polyimide film is iconic. Our orange transparent fabric is unparalleled when it comes to providing the smoke protection you require with the ease of install that you have come to expect.

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Sun Control Sunshades

Sun Control Sunshades

Ruskin Sunshades offer energy savings by reducing solar heat gained through glazing. With a wide variety of available blade styles and configurations, they also provide aesthetic appeal to the building exterior.

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Ruskin’s Zone Control Solutions Brochure

Ruskin’s Zone Control Solutions Brochure

Ruskin's new Zone Control Solutions brochure highlights not only our sophisticated Z2000 Zone Comfort System but also the many individual zone control solutions as well.

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Free Webinar Louver Selection & Application Using Ruskin's LEADS Software, 2nd Wednesday of every month

Free Webinar Louver Selection & Application Using Ruskin's LEADS Software, 2nd Wednesday of every month

Join Ruskin on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2:30 CST for a discussion of relevant HVAC topics. These webinars may qualify for PDH credits.

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Green Building Tips: How To Create Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Green Building Tips: How To Create Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Eco-friendly landscaping and building methods are meant to last year after year, reduce strain on local and global habitats, as well as be low maintenance and efficient in regards to resources, such as energy and water. This sort of project requires more thought and innovation, but the results are sure to pay you back. Here are 7 green building tips to create more eco-friendly landscaping.

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Earn LEED Points With Florence Mailboxes (November 18, 2015), LEED-ing The Way in Sustainable Building (November 6, 2015), Stadium Design Sustainability (November 4, 2015)