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How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work

How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work | Designing | Scoop.it
Heating with cold air? Cooling off with hot air? Heat pumps performing these feats (especially mini-splits and VRF systems) have taken off, but how do they work?
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Passive House Windows and Doors Continue to Wow

Exciting new doors and windows featuring cork, composites, and low U-factors have come to U.S. markets.
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Creating a Better Library Experience…For the Birds

Creating a Better Library Experience…For the Birds | Designing | Scoop.it
We like our feathered friends. Unfortunately, many of our library buildings have a notorious track record when it comes to giving birds a bad library experience. In fact, it’s the worst experience they can have.
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AIA Honor Awards To Be Judged on Sustainability

AIA Honor Awards To Be Judged on Sustainability | Designing | Scoop.it
Many previous winners of AIA Institute Honor Awards have featured green attributes, but energy and water use data are now required submission criteria.
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Biophilic Design: Indulging Our Love of Life

Biophilic Design: Indulging Our Love of Life | Designing | Scoop.it
New biophilia metrics pin down what it means to engage the love of nature through design.
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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond | Designing | Scoop.it
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
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Awards for academic library design

Awards for academic library design | Designing | Scoop.it
The Library Design awards show that libraries are at the heart of academic life, says SCONUL in making this year's awards for outstanding library design.
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Design winner announced for new city library in China

Design winner announced for new city library in China | Designing | Scoop.it
An international competiton to design the new library for Ningbo City in China has been won by schmidt hammer lassen architects.
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Makerspaces in libraries

Makerspaces in libraries | Designing | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
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Innovative Products and Technology from the Greenbuild Expo

Our product editors pick some winners from the expo floor at Greenbuild 2013 while raising questions about some materials.
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Recycling CDs for Wastewater Treatment

Recycling CDs for Wastewater Treatment | Designing | Scoop.it
Someone has finally come up with an upcycling use for old CD discs. Din Ping Tsai, a physicist at National Taiwan University, has developed a small, low-power method for treating wastewater using UV light and zinc oxide applied to the CDs.
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Solar Decathlon 2013 Is Underway

Solar Decathlon 2013 Is Underway | Designing | Scoop.it
The biennial competition to build attractive, appealing, solar-powered homes is now underway, with the 2013 Solar Decathlon's opening ceremonies being held today.
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The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look

PVC is banned by some green building programs and simply reviled by some groups. How did we get here, and has anything changed since vinyl became the enemy?
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Design and build contract for Luton campus library

Design and build contract for Luton campus library | Designing | Scoop.it
The construction contract has been awarded to design and build the University of Bedfordshire's new £46m library building in Luton.
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Library and bookshop combined in Mexico City

Library and bookshop combined in Mexico City | Designing | Scoop.it
The design magazine Dezeen has just published a profile of the renovation of a library in Mexico City combined with a bookshop and exhibition space.
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Inspired library design

Inspired library design | Designing | Scoop.it
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
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New East Ham library opens

New East Ham library opens | Designing | Scoop.it
The three-storey, £14.3m new library and customer service centre has opened in Barking Road, East Ham.
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Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark

Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark | Designing | Scoop.it
The dome-shaped Library and Heritage Centre for Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, may change for ever the traditional concept of a library.
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A model programme for public libraries

A model programme for public libraries | Designing | Scoop.it
The Danish Agency for Culture has published its model programme for public libraries, a toolkit for library design in the digital age that anyone can use.
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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | Designing | Scoop.it
Library leaders are adapting to the shift from physical to digital services by reimagining the library as an engaged community centre.
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New Energy Data Is Changing How We Judge Efficiency—and LEED

New Energy Data Is Changing How We Judge Efficiency—and LEED | Designing | Scoop.it
Seeking lessons from New York City benchmarking data, researchers question everything we thought we knew about energy metrics.
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Designing for the Next Century's Weather

How do you create a climate-responsive building in a changing climate? Brand new modeling techniques are helping us figure it out.
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