High-Performance Building


High-Performance Building

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    FXI Building Products Corp. Leaf Defiers

    Designed with high-performance urethane polymers, the Leaf Defier family of gutter protection from FXI Building Products Corp. improves stormwater management and enhances building durability.

  • Your Smart Buildings Aren't That Smart

    Our ancestors did fine without AC and dimmers. Should the profession’s efforts to go green require the use of more technology?

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    Do More With Less: Lower Tech, Higher Performance

    Instead of adding layers of complexity to their buildings, architects should get back to basics, says Kiel Moe.

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    The Building's Supposed to Be Green, But ...

    Legal battles over sustainability promises vs. performance are just beginning. But it's not only about design, it's also about contracts, expectations, and money.

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    Testing a Future Building's Energy Efficiency

    Energy-modeling programs come in many flavors, from quick and easy to industrial strength. We survey some of the options.

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    Superinsulated House

    Dan Rockhill's Studio 804 designed and built a passive house that combines superior insulation and an airtight envelope.

  • Lessons in High Performance

    Bill Orr, executive director of the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools, talks about upgrading the sustainability of today's learning environments.

  • The ABCs of IAQ

    Exploring the importance of indoor air quality in sustainable building and design.

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    (Air) Quality Control in Healthcare

    A principal from Perkins+Will explores the challenges of clearing the air and reducing waste in healthcare settings.

  • The G-List

    Lance Hosey surveyed 150 sustainability experts about the best green buildings of the past 30 years. What did he learn?



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