Over the first six months in their special, new, four-bedroom home in suburban Maryland, the Nisters, a prototypical family of four, earned about $40 by exporting 328 kW-h of electricity into the local grid, while meeting all of their varied energy needs. These virtual residents of the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility on the campus of NIST didn't have to skimp the creature comforts of 21st-century living, either.
Hundreds of years after wealthy merchants began building the tall, narrow brick houses that have...
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The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.
Morrison Hershfield has announced that the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights is now public and can be downloaded from BC Hydro. The guide aims to overcome obstacles confronting industry with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
Parker Hannifin Corp. announced the formal opening of its Polymer Innovation Center at the Parflex Div. in Ravenna, Ohio. The Parflex Division designs and manufactures thermoplastic and fluoropolymer hose, tubing and accessories that provides unique solutions for application market segments such as transportation, medical/life sciences, oil and gas, construction and marine.
Working with Chinese researchers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in substantially reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in climate zones with hot summers.
JM Coull recently completed renovations to six labs in the Egan Research Center at Northeastern Univ. The project marks JMC’s latest project at the university, where the company has been working for more than 10 years. The project scope called for complete gut renovations of Labs 157, 160, 216, 230, 231 and 464.
Lehman College’s new Science Facility serves seven different disciplines, housing teaching and research labs, greenhouses, a vivarium and an NMR suite. The first of three phases, the facility includes wet research labs for environmental sciences, biology and chemistry. Teaching labs include biology, microbiology and chemistry.
Founded by J. Craig Venter, the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is home to staff and scientists with expertise in human and evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics/informatics, high-throughput DNA sequencing, information technology and genomic and environmental policy research.
Labconco Corp. has over 80 instructional videos on its Website and YouTube. The video topics range from product installations to operational information to fun science features. The videos are organized by product category. In the fume hood category, for example, there are videos pertaining to all Labconco fume hoods and the accessories available for them.
Following a modest two-month recovery in the level of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) again turned negative in March. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.
The 67,000-sf building acts as a focal point for Endicott College’s campus entrance. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary departmental collaboration. The business wing is comprised of learning and meeting spaces, showcasing versatile A/V media resources, student break areas and faculty offices. A 150-seat auditorium augments space for both the business and science wings.
Kemin Industries Inc., a global private company that develops ingredients for a broad range of industries, has seven divisions, each with its own R&D team. The company decided to consolidate the R&D teams in a single facility. The visitor’s experience from Kemin’s world headquarters is a unique one.
The 196,000-sf Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility accommodates growth for a new multi-departmental initiative in genomic medicine, an expanded department of neurosciences and new faculty in pediatrics, reproductive medicine and bioinformatics. The building is closely knit into the School of Medicine community of buildings and is targeting LEED Platinum certification.
Rutgers recently broke ground on the new Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) Building. Designed by Flad Architects, the building features flexible labs, modern instructional space and a layout that embraces the informal interaction and collaboration needs of a scientific community.
SmithGroupJJR, a long-time leader of sustainable design, has reached the 100 LEED project milestone. The firm recently achieved its 100th LEED-certified project: the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland Univ. Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Mich.
Payette has welcomed Scott Rawlings, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, as a principal and healthcare practice leader. Rawlings joins Payette with over 20 years of experience focused solely on the development of healthcare architecture. Serving as design team leader for projects around the world, he has experience with every scale of healthcare project.