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What Is Building Science, Anyway?

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Building science is an integrated discipline that stands many conventional design and construction ideas on their heads.
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Exceeding Expectations Depends On What They Are

Exceeding Expectations Depends On What They Are | Designing | Scoop.it
Have you ever publicly stated or even thought that part of what we should try to accomplish in our libraries is to exceed the expectations of community members? I know I have.
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Black Silicon Boosts Solar Efficiency

Black Silicon Boosts Solar Efficiency | Designing | Scoop.it
A process called "Black Silicon Nanocatalytic Wet-Chemical Etch" is allowing increased solar panel efficiency by reducing the light that reflects off of the panels instead of being absorbed.
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LED Lighting to Capture 52% of the Commercial Building Market by 2021, According to Pike Research

LED Lighting to Capture 52% of the Commercial Building Market by 2021, According to Pike Research | Designing | Scoop.it
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LJ's New Landmark Libraries

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    The New Icons  The Ten New Landmark Libraries  Poplar Creek Public Library  Palo Verde Library/Maryvale Community Center  Cesar Chavez Branch Library  Hamilton Mill Branch Library  Durango Public Library  Sammamish Library  Appaloosa...
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Editorial: A Hope in the Future

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The latest LJ Design Institute (DI), a daylong event presented in partnership with the South Carolina State Library and the Greenville County Library System (GCLS), SC, gave many of us who attended a needed shot in the arm at a time when so...
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Library by Design Cover Story: In the Interims

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DCPL's Washington Highlands Interim Library. Photo c/o DCPL



Residents had seen temporary libraries before. In the 1970s in the District of Columbia, 1000 square foot portastructures were built to serve as libraries for seven years.
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Powerhouse: Building-Integrated PV for Asphalt-Shingle Roofs

Dow's Powerhouse solar shingles integrate seamlessly into asphalt-shingle residential roofs.
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Selecting the Right Architectural Lighting Fixture for Any Project Space

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Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray Foam Insulation

Passive House Group Bans Certain Spray Foam Insulation | Designing | Scoop.it
Passive House U.S. will no longer certify projects using spray-foam with high global warming potential.
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DOE Finds that 2010 ASHRAE Standard Cuts Energy Use by 18.5%

DOE Finds that 2010 ASHRAE Standard Cuts Energy Use by 18.5% | Designing | Scoop.it
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New Uses for Wood in Construction

New Uses for Wood in Construction | Designing | Scoop.it
Wood is a versatile construction material. It has been used for thousands of years. It has low embodied energy compared to many other building materials, and it serves to sequester carbon.
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Changing Demographics Could Lead to More Sustainable Communities

Changing Demographics Could Lead to More Sustainable Communities | Designing | Scoop.it
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LED Bulb Looks Like Filament Bulb

LED Bulb Looks Like Filament Bulb | Designing | Scoop.it
Panasonic has introduced a LED bulb that replicates the appearance of a clear, filament-style bulb.
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The International Green Construction Code and Its Impact on Audiovisual Systems and Design

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The Year in Architecture 2010

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Explore the year in library architecture via LJ's annual roundup of public and academic projects, complete with an overview on trends, full data on the projects, thematic image galleries, and a full list of the architects involved.
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Library by Design Fall 2010: Librarians' Picks

Library by Design Fall 2010: Librarians' Picks | Designing | Scoop.it
Creating a colorful, inviting, stimulating, and pleasing interior is far from child's play, yet these designs of recently completed spaces will make kids of all ages (and adults) look forward to a trip to the library 


Toco Hill—Avis G.
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Existing Buildings a Promising Investment, Say Global Firms

Policies and creative financing tools are key to boosting building retrofits, says a World Economic Forum report.
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LEDs: The Future Is Here – CE Course

LEDs have finally become an economically viable lighting option, but choosing the best products still takes knowledge and skill.
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245 Changes to Help Canadians Build Greener: The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings N

245 Changes to Help Canadians Build Greener: The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings N | Designing | Scoop.it
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World's Lightest Solid Unveiled

World's Lightest Solid Unveiled | Designing | Scoop.it
A material that is 100 times lighter than styrofoam has been produced by scientists from the University of California, Irvine and the California Institute of Technology.
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LEED for Existing Buildings Outpacing New Construction

LEED-certified existing buildings overtake new construction based on cumulative square footage.
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U.K. Gets Vending Machines for Recycling Batteries, Light Bulbs

U.K. Gets Vending Machines for Recycling Batteries, Light Bulbs | Designing | Scoop.it
We all know that batteries and CFL light bulbs don't belong in the trash, but recycling locations are not always convenient.  What if your local retail stores just had a vending machine where you could drop these items?
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