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Green architecture – Cooper Vineyards Tasting Room

By Damir Beciri
One Comment23 July 2012

cooper-vineyards-tasting-room-1Owners of the Cooper Vineyards in Louisa County believed that there was no better place than a vineyard and winery to design and build a “green building” where the goal of the entire operation is to transform sunlight into wine. Winery’s tasting room that officially opened in 2011 has been awarded with LEED Platinum certification… »


Green architecture – FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science

By Damir Beciri
14 August 2011

fau-college-of-engineering-and-computer-science-1Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, was recently awarded with LEED Platinum certification for their new College of Engineering and Computer Science Building. Science buildings are typically energy-consuming by nature, but both the college representatives and the project team wanted to build a world-class facility that would showcase the university’s commitment to sustainability…. »


Green architecture – BMCE Bank, Morocco

By Rob Aid
29 March 2011

foster-and-partners-bmce-bank-1The first regional headquarters branches for Moroccan bank, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur (BMCE) have opened in Rabat and Casablanca, with a further branch in Fez due to complete shortly. The banks’ contemporary interior is wrapped by a traditional, energy efficient envelope and the design is based on a modular system, which utilizes local materials… »