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Green architecture – Newcomer Residence

By Damir Beciri
15 January 2012

newcomer-1Athens, Georgia, has its first LEED Platinum certified home setting a new standard for modern green home designs in the traditional, Southern college town. As the first such residence in Athens, GA, the project represents a strong commitment to sustainability in both the use of traditional passive climate strategies as well as the incorporation of… »

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Team Maryland WaterShed wins the Solar Decathlon 2011 (part 2)

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments5 October 2011

team-maryland-watershed-5As we reported in our previous article,  Solar Decathlon 2011 ended last weekend and the team from the University of Maryland won with their WaterShed house. Due to a long list of sustainable features incorporated into the house, we decided to split the article in two parts by writing about the building and the materials… »

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Green architecture – Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

By Damir Beciri
5 September 2011

warren-and-katharine-schlinger-laboratory-for-chemistry-and-chemical-engineering-1The Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering building is a part of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and it is expected to receive LEED Gold certification. Along with focus on sustainability and resource conservation, the Schlinger Laboratory will foster innovative and productive scientific collaborations between diverse research groups in chemistry and… »

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Green architecture – Surry Hills Library and Community Centre

By Damir Beciri
1 November 2010

surry-hills-library-and-community-centre-1The first Surry Hills library and community facility built in 1956, was a small and modest building. The new Surry Hills Library and Community Centre has been designed to achieve excellence in sustainable design and set new benchmarks in environmental performance for multi-purpose public buildings. Designed by FJMT architects, headed by Richard Francis-Jones, it’s an… »

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Green architecture – Eco-Sense House

By Damir Beciri
18 October 2010

eco-sense-house-1We already wrote about the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., which got the Living Building Challenge certification (this project is also LEED Platinum certified), and in this article we’re going to write about Eco-Sense, a private home in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, that’s been bestowed with “Petal Recognition” for conquering the Site,… »

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Green architecture – Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse

By Damir Beciri
6 August 2010

earth-house-estate-lattenstrasse-1Earth houses are based on the interpretation of an environmentally conscious, ecological and progressive architecture. They stand out due to their closeness to nature and allow an experience beyond the usual four walls and their right angles. The earth house concept uses its surroundings as an advantage – the surroundings are not adapted to the… »

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Green architecture – 19 Fourth St. NE carbon neutral renovation

By Damir Beciri
26 February 2010

19-fourth-st-ne-3GreenSpur Inc., a design/build firm specializing in carbon-neutral building, and TriCon Construction, which specializes in air sealing and insulating, have worked together to retrofit a Civil War-era home on Capitol Hill to match the LEED Platinum-level standards. Renovating the residence at 19 Fourth St. NE (which dates to 1852) required working in a difficult physical… »

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Green architecture – Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center

By Damir Beciri
18 February 2010

vancouver-convention-and-exhibition-center-1Despite all the stories about the “greenest Olympic games” related to the XXI Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games 2010, we have to admit we like the implementation of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center (VCECE) expansion which was lead by Seattle based architecture firm LMN architects. During the Olympics the center will serve as the… »