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Green architecture – Junction House, Melbourne

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments29 November 2013

junction-house-melbourne-1Situated in west Melbourne, the Junction House project required town planning due to the small lot size and its narrow northern frontage site. To overcome these issues, the architects decided to raise both the living areas and the mass of the building up. Aside being cleverly built, the house features various sustainable solutions which make… »

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Using sunflower seed husks in concrete and construction

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 May 2013

sunflowerSunflower seed and oil sector is the one the main industries in Turkey, so it is not surprising that a team of researchers at the Namik Kemal University in Turkey decided to devise ways to use sunflower seed husks – a huge byproduct of the vegetable oil and food industry. They found ways to turn… »

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UMass Medical School Albert Sherman Center

By Damir Beciri
1 February 2013

umass-medical-school-albert-sherman-center-1University of Massachusetts Worcester campus recently got its greenest academic building which was awarded with LEED Gold certification. Although we can’t say that Albert Sherman Center can be classified among most sustainable architecture projects we previously wrote about, it is still important since it serves as an example how large academic buildings can be built,… »

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Green architecture – Clarkson University Student Center

By Damir Beciri
12 November 2012

clarkson-university-student-center-1Clarkson University’s new Student Center is a great example how functionality can be combined with sustainable features in order to minimize the impact of the building onto the environment. The goal of its construction is to unite student programs in one building and to link the new center to the other academic buildings on campus…. »

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Green architecture – Vertical Screen World Headquarters

By Damir Beciri
One Comment20 November 2011

vertical-screen-world-hq-1The new headquarters building of the applicant screening firm Vertical Screen represents an interesting example of sustainable architecture that recently received LEED Platinum certification. The project showcases nearly seamless integration of sustainable features into the building’s interesting envelope, and it is also noticeable by the extensive use of reclaimed materials and renewable sources in its… »

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Green architecture – Avon Headquarters in New York City

By Damir Beciri
One Comment20 September 2011

avon-nyc-headquarters-1Avon Products, Inc. has formally opened the latest of the company’s facilities which are the new “green” U.S. headquarters. Located at 777 Third Avenue in New York City, it was designed and constructed to meet the LEED Gold certification as a part of Avon’s Green Building Promise which has a goal to minimize the impact of… »

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Green architecture – Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments12 September 2011

parkside-victoria-resort-and-spa-1Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa is a part of the scenic Victoria B.C., and its LEED Platinum certificate and 5 Green Key Rating (out of 5) prove it was built green from the ground up. The building is situated just one block from the Victoria Conference Centre and two blocks from the Inner Harbour and… »

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Green architecture – Wake Forest University Welcome Center

By Damir Beciri
One Comment24 July 2011

wake-forest-university-welcome-and-admissions-center-1Since Wake Forest University restructured its admissions process and became test-optional in 2008, the personal interview has played a central role in evaluating applicants and changed the way the admissions office operates. On March 22, Wake Forest cut the ribbon on the new 23,000-square-foot Welcome and Admissions Center which as been awarded with LEED Gold… »