The ability to understand and to measure a building’s environmental impact is pivotal in order to make buildings more sustainable. By exploring the principal methods and tools assessing carbon footprint in the context of building materials, architects and specifiers can compare alternate designs and make informed choices.
Snøhetta, alongside collaborators R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak, has completed its fourth energy-positive building in its powerhouse portfolio. As part of the Powerhouse series, Powerhouse Telemark, Norway, sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70 percent when compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.
Voting season can be stressful for everyone, but in Kansas City, Hufft, a locally based fabrication and design firm, is helping create a fun, innovative way to welcome new voters to the political process.
Construction management firm Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and general contractor Billingsley Company have completed an office building and a campus amenity center in Billingsley’s International Business Park, Plano, Texas.
For OTTO Brewerytown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a two-building, two-phase project with 52 high-end, high-tech condo units, the designers used metal panels to create an eye-catching look for the building’s exterior. Phase one of the project was completed last year, and ground broke this February for phase two comprising 32 more units.