Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium, Dallas, Texas, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance, and sustainability goals, high-performance curtain wall, storefront, and wide stile entrance systems was used.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, aims to inspire students and faculty to work toward a greener tomorrow with the addition of its three-story, 2710-m2 (29,167-sf) Roux Center for the Environment. The center’s silicone-glazed, fire-rated steel curtain wall is one example where stunning transparent lites of glass also support daylighting and views of the tree-strewn town.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing operations.