In both residential and commercial lighting, the source of illumination is mostly light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Electrical and general contractors and consulting engineers for new construction and renovation are now faced with new opportunities and challenges, as a luminaire may no longer be a ‘mere’ light fixture.
In May 2018, the council of Portland, Oregon, voted to create the Green Loop, a 10-km (6-mi) linear park that will connect the entire city. By using cutting-edge technologies for its new construction projects, the Green Loop team will focus on connecting existing spaces to reduce the environmental impact of creating a new one.
When Deloitte, a global professional services firm, set out to find a new building to house its Amsterdam office, it wanted one that would change the world, as well as comply with the European Union’s (EU’s) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU.
Located in the Los Angeles community of Playa Vista, the Brickyard Campus comprises two, five-story buildings of 27,870 m2 (300,000 sf) and 9290 m2 (100,000 sf) each. Completed in 2017, the two structures are clad with 10,219 m2 (110,000 sf) of thin brick with a white engobe coating.