Designing
198 views | +0 today
Follow
Designing
Create a great library in architectural, environmental, and technological terms
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Ductal—Stretching the Performance and Durability of Concrete

Ductal is an ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) that is thin, lightweight, and made to last 1,000 years without traditional steel reinforcement.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Builders Challenge 2 Broadens Scope, Raises Bar in High-Performance Construction

Builders Challenge 2 Broadens Scope, Raises Bar in High-Performance Construction | Designing | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

An "Unprinter" to Clean Laser Printed Paper

An "Unprinter" to Clean Laser Printed Paper | Designing | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Cambridge (England) have developed a method using lasers to remove the toner from a laser printed page, which would allow the paper to be reused. With the "unprinter," a green laser is flashed at the page.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Studio Lux to Introduce 21st-Century Lighting to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Studio Lux to Introduce 21st-Century Lighting to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West | Designing | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Get Things Off The Shelf – A Ten Point Checklist For Moving From Idea To Implementation

One thing we’ve got plenty of in our libraries is shelves. We use them to store our books and any other materials you might fit on them. When we refer to getting something off the shelf, it is really all about discovery.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Global Revenues for Commercial Building Automation Systems Will Reach $146 Billion by 2021, Forecasts Pike Research

Global Revenues for Commercial Building Automation Systems Will Reach $146 Billion by 2021, Forecasts Pike Research | Designing | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

The Quiet Plug Crisis

The Quiet Plug Crisis | Designing | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, the only person in a library looking for an electrical outlet was a blue-smocked cleaning person who had to plug in a vacuum cleaner with a very long cord.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Architects Fight Obesity Epidemic Through "Active Design"

Architects Fight Obesity Epidemic Through "Active Design" | Designing | Scoop.it
The built environment is responsible for childhood obesity, but designers are trying to change that.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

How Smart Windows Work

How Smart Windows Work | Designing | Scoop.it
Smart windows have a lot of energy-saving potential, but can they really pass the test in the marketplace?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Largest Geothermal Project in US

Largest Geothermal Project in US | Designing | Scoop.it
Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana is in the process of installing the largest ground-source heat pump system in the country. It is not supplying just a single building, however.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Making Solar Panels with an Ion Cannon

Making Solar Panels with an Ion Cannon | Designing | Scoop.it
Twin Creeks Technologies has announced a new method to make less expensive solar cells. While we see many new ways of making cheap solar panels, most of these methods focus on producing panels with alternative materials rather than silicon.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

US Virgin Islands Plans 60% Reduction in Fossil Fuel Use By 2025

US Virgin Islands Plans 60% Reduction in Fossil Fuel Use By 2025 | Designing | Scoop.it
The U.S. Virgin Islands has worked with NREL to come up with a strategic plan to reduce fossil fuel use by 60 percent by 2025.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Raspberry Pi is a Low-Power, Credit-Card Sized Computer

Raspberry Pi is a Low-Power, Credit-Card Sized Computer | Designing | Scoop.it
A low-cost, low-power, credit-card sized computer developed by a charitable foundation set up by some computer science instructors from Cambridge University.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

Germany is Powering Cars on Food Scraps

Germany is Powering Cars on Food Scraps | Designing | Scoop.it
A pilot project in Germany is collecting food waste from wholesale fruit and vegetable markets and cafeterias to ferment and make methane, which will then be used to power vehicles that have been converted to run on natural gas.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandra Brooks Robinson
Scoop.it!

What Makes a Product Green?

Lots of manufacturers call their products "green," but are they? Here's our guide to the high-performance attributes that matter.
more...
No comment yet.