Environmental advocacy group Architecture 2030 has released Achieving Zero, a ‘how-to’ framework and a set of tools to enable cities and sub-national governments (state, provincial, and regional) to reach emissions reduction targets in the building sector.
The Orlando International Airport’s Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF) features a 743-m2 (8000-sf) heavy-duty, low-rise segmented barrel vault skylight. A stretch-forming, thermally improving finish was applied to the skylight to meet the airport’s aesthetic, sustainability, and high-performance requirements.
The Bank of America Tower, formerly the Capitol Tower, located in downtown Houston, Texas, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum certification for Core and Shell by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
As solar energy becomes increasingly mainstream, thoughtful consideration of how best to integrate this photovoltaic (PV) technology into new construction has long-term implications for project success and building owner and occupant satisfaction.