Table of Contents Fall-PSG-09 2009



Case Studies

  • Group Goetz Architects had already committed to design excellence in its AIA-award-winning central Washington, D.C., office space. When the firm decided to relocate to the Georgetown neighborhood, it wanted its new space to reflect not only its aesthetic principles but also its ecological ones, pursuing a LEED Platinum interior on one floor of a seven-story, non-LEED-certified building.

    GGA Offices

    When Group Goetz Architects designed its new office space, it decided to showcase its sustainable practice.

  • Kroon Hall, the new home for the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, is an ultra-green building targeting LEED Platinum. Meant to serve as teaching tools for the students within, the sustainable initiatives are on display where possible, but some--such as the creation of courtyards for students to gather and study outdoors--are more about good planning.

    Kroon Hall

    Kroon Hall, the new School of Forestry and & Environmental Studies at Yale sets a new and modern standard for sustainability on campus.

  • St. Louis-based HOK's approach to the design for the Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal at Indianapolis International Airport included recycled and locally sourced materials, as well as a closer look at how to mitigate the as-yet unavoidably toxic aspects of the airline industry.

    Indianapolis Airport

    A new HOK-designed airport terminal brings green design to the airline industry.


Raw Materials

  • 4. First Cuts - For large logs (more than 18 inches in diameter), initial mill cuts usually are made by a "headrig," consisting of a headsaw (may be a band or circular blade), a carriage loader for handling, and a turner to rotate partially sawn logs. "Full-taper" saws cut around a large log to a tapered core to get the outer lumber. "Half-taper" saws cut smaller logs in which quality is similar throughout, orienting the log's pitch so it's parallel to the saw line.

    Western Red Cedar

    The "tree of life" in the Pacific Northwest, rot-resistant cedar is harvested for siding, shingles, decks, and more. We follow its progress from forest to factory.