Architecture firm Lake Flato has designed a building in Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, to reduce its environmental impact and increase its energy efficiency through passive and active system strategies, such as the use of mass timber as the primary structural material, and the building’s orientation to natural light.
The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Cruz, will address conference participants during the closing meeting at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, on Nov. 14-16 in Chicago, Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced.
Scientific research, best practice guidelines, and certification systems can help design/construction professionals sidestep building failures while delivering high-performance buildings. When inexpensive solar panels are added to the mix, buildings that produce as much energy as they use are actually within reach.
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