Turner County is a rural community that includes Ashburn, Georgia, two hours south of Atlanta. Like many other school districts across the country, it faced serious infrastructure issues—primarily, maintaining campus building standards in the face of financial challenges.
Whitehall, a new multi-family building owned by Mission First Housing Group, has been built to Passive House standards in Spring City, Pennsylvania. The structure was constructed using a prefabricated panelized wall system, which facilitated cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.
When specifying glazing solutions for vision, sound, light, and heat control, design actions often come down to a choice between integrated louvers and integrated blinds. Knowing the difference between the two—and which option may be more suitable for an application— is critical.
Plastic foams for thermal insulation have been available for more than 70 years. Extruded polystyrene (XPS) was introduced in 1943, followed by expanded polystyrene (EPS) in 1950, and polyisocyanurate (polyiso) in 1954.
Efficient mechanical systems and a highly insulated and airtight shell are two of the features incorporated into the design of One North in Portland, Oregon. The project is the product of a multi-year collaborative process that looked to contribute to Stumptown’s reputation as a green city.