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I'm Feeling Healthy: Google Gives $3 Million for Toxicity R&D

I'm Feeling Healthy: Google Gives $3 Million for Toxicity R&D | Designing | Scoop.it
Google shares its wealth and expertise to support healthy building materials.
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Sprout Space: A Healthier Choice for "Temporary" Classrooms

Sprout Space: A Healthier Choice for "Temporary" Classrooms | Designing | Scoop.it
Sprout Space provides an affordable, healthier alternative to mobile classrooms, most of which get used for more than five years.
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Water Budgets: A Holistic Look at Efficiency

Water Budgets: A Holistic Look at Efficiency | Designing | Scoop.it
Developing a water budget for a building can identify opportunities for savings that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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Berkeley Lab Study Finds Big Energy Savings in The New York Times Building

Designing a building holistically, and making sure that its components and systems work together according to design intent, can pay big dividends in energy savings and occupant satisfaction, according to a study of The New York Times Building by...
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Controversial Study Probes Reasons for Climate Bill Failure

Controversial Study Probes Reasons for Climate Bill Failure | Designing | Scoop.it
Who's to blame for the death of cap-and-trade? And what can environmentalists learn from it?
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Carbon Footprint of E-Readers Higher Than Print

Carbon Footprint of E-Readers Higher Than Print | Designing | Scoop.it
Digital delivery of content for e-readers is a rapidly expanding market.
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2012 AIA Housing Awards For Architecture

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By Karissa RosenfieldClick here for the original article. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards.
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The New York Public Library Battery Park City Branch Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The New York Public Library Battery Park City Branch Achieves LEED Gold Certification | Designing | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library, Battery Park City Branch is the most eco-friendly of the New York Public Library branches.
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A Workspace Powered by Sitting

A Workspace Powered by Sitting | Designing | Scoop.it
Swedish Designer Eddi Törnberg has designed the best human-powered work station we've seen yet because unlike other concepts that require you to do things like ride a bike while you're working, it doesn't require a person to do anything more than...
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Sunny Skies, Net-Zero Cloud

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While centralized, off-site information storage may reduce the impact of some activities, “the cloud” is powered by massive data centers: according to Green...
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Apple Ditches Green Certification, Then Rejoins

Apple Ditches Green Certification, Then Rejoins | Designing | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, Apple announced that it would no longer have its laptops certified under EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Asessment Tool), a voluntary industry standard that has been used to advance recyclability and reduce the use of...
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Vinyl Flooring: Is Less Bad Any Good?

With iQ, Johnsonite has reduced the environmental impact of its vinyl flooring, but it is still working around the edges of the problems with PVC.
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2030 Carbon Targets May Be Within Reach

2030 Carbon Targets May Be Within Reach | Designing | Scoop.it
Architects and designers may be on track to meet 2030 carbon goals, says Ed Mazria's Architecture 2030.
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We're a Long Way from Whole-Building Commissioning

We're a Long Way from Whole-Building Commissioning | Designing | Scoop.it
In our pursuit of high performance, a reader notes, don't lose sight of the true goal: serving occupants.
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New Research Shows Walkable Neighborhoods Key to Health

New Research Shows Walkable Neighborhoods Key to Health | Designing | Scoop.it
Neighborhood layout can play a significant role in residents’ health, according to new research that correlates local amenities and obesity. In the study, p
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Office Lighting Design Must Have More Goals Than Just Energy Efficiency

Office Lighting Design Must Have More Goals Than Just Energy Efficiency | Designing | Scoop.it
Facility management article relating to: lighting,lighting design,lighting quality,energy efficiency. For facilities management professionals from Building Operating Management
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Stadiums and Arenas use Efficient, High Wattage Lamps

Stadiums and Arenas use Efficient, High Wattage Lamps | Designing | Scoop.it
Most sports stadiums and indoor arenas use high intensity discharge (HID) lamps for almost all of their overhead lighting needs.
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Design Thinking For Our College Students – A Better Higher Education Experience?

One way in which design thinking is promoted by its advocates is as a system for solving difficult or wicked problems.
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L-Schools and I-Schools Should Take A Closer Look At D-Schools

According to the Wall Street Journal (watch the video) D-Schools are hot and B-Schools are not. The WSJ is acknowledging an important trendh within B-Schools that has been growing in popularity for a few years.
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Outdoor 'smart' lighting to save energy, enhance safety

Overview of the University of California system, including 10 campuses, 5 medical centers and 3 national labs.
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Artificial Lighting Poses Health Risks, American Medical Association Asserts

The American Medical Association Wednesday adopted recommendations based on a report co-authored by a University of Connecticut researcher asserting that certain types of nighttime lighting can adversely affect health and may be linked to ...
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Passive Solar Heating

Using the sun for most of a building's heating needs is in the DNA of green building. But in an age of superinsulation, does it still make sense?
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Envelope Commissioning How- To from NIBS

Envelope Commissioning How- To from NIBS | Designing | Scoop.it
Building envelope commissioning (BECx) is gaining momentum as a way for project teams to achieve and verify performance.
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Expanded Cork: All-Natural Rigid Boardstock Insulation

Amorim expanded cork board is a 100% natural, rapidly renewable rigid insulation that offers a green alternative to polystyrene and polyiso.
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