Green Design

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    Three designers discuss the environmental codes that most affect their work.

  • Pliny Fisk III; co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas.

    Still Causing Serious Commotion

    Pliny Fisk III of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems is still pushing green-building boundaries after more than 35 years in the industry.

  • Studios 5C in Tempe, Ariz., designed by RSP Architects with landscape architects IDEA/EDAW, uses a greenwall system to shade the façade and screen views while allowing for air circulation in the hot desert climate.

    Designing the Building-Landscape Interface

    Experts see green surfaces as functional components of building systems, with evolving standards, clearer metrics, and definable benefits.

  • Triple Platinum

    A vice president at RTKL talks about the process of designing three different structures to LEED Platinum certification levels.

  • Retrofitter

    Are the greenest buildings already built?

  • Internal Revenue

    Opening up work environments is one way to tighten performance.

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    Architecture Firm Award: BNIM

    The Kansas City firm does not just advocate for building green, but has come to drive the sustainable-design movement.

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    Talk of the Town

    Richard Tyler lost everything in Katrina, but rebuilt his life with the help of a "Porchdog."

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    Raising the Bar

    The GSA has set ambitious goals for the renovation and construction of federal buildings. Now they need architects to fulfill that vision.

  • Border Inspection: Examining Green At America's Gateways

    The General Services Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection talk land port of entry design, security, and design excellence with ECO-STRUCTURE.



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