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Ehrlich Retreat + // LEED Platinum by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

Ehrlich Retreat + // LEED Platinum by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Ehrlich Retreat + by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects:

“The Ehrlich Retreat + consists of a new guest house, pool, and shade structure that combine with the original house (previously designed by JFAK) to create a family compound. The new structure is contextually related to the original house, borrowing many of its architectural elements, yet has its own identity.

"The LEED Platinum project is also a model of “integrated sustainability,” in which its green strategies are seamlessly integrated into a unique sculptural aesthetic: the structure’s broad frame embraces and gives presence to the new yard, while shading the house’s southern orientation; the triangular cut-out over the office creates a dramatic form, but also introduces generous amounts of ambient northern light; the steel and wood trellis provides welcoming shade for the yard, and at the same time hosts a 2.4kW photovoltaic array that powers the house and pool.

The overall result is a responsible, light-filled, and joyful environment.”


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, January 9, 2015 1:59 AM

Bâtiment performant certifié et manifestement agréable à vivre pour ce bâtiment annexe à la maison principale.

Une preuve que les deux objectifs  ne sont pas antinomiques.

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Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island

Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Ellis Residence in Bainbridge Island, Washington designed by Coates Design is a LEED Platinum home that shines as an example of modern design made green.


Situated on Yeomalt Bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline, the Ellis Residence is a renovation that resulted in the reuse of more than 80% of the existing materials. The new home cuts energy consumption by 70% with the innovative use of geothermal heating, photovoltaic energy systems, and smart construction techniques. Other key sustainable features include rainwater collection, FSC and recycled wood products, triple-glazed windows and a green roof...

 


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LEED Gold: Facebook Prineville Data Center seeks to be the world's most energy efficient building of its type

LEED Gold: Facebook Prineville Data Center seeks to be the world's most energy efficient building of its type | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

When Facebook users post photos or status updates, data seemingly drifts into the “cloud,” which is actually a complex data center housing racks of servers using as much energy as a small town...

 

Defying this energy-draining typology, the Facebook Prineville Data Center in central Oregon has achieved LEED Gold status through advanced technologies, including an innovative mechanical equipment penthouse and evaporative cooling system, all while keeping data flowing and providing pleasant workspaces.

For Facebook, a company that prides itself on openness, the architects created a prominent building that harmonizes with its high desert landscape. The permeable yet secure perimeter is clad in warm-toned precast concrete panels, corrugated steel and layered glazing. “People spaces,” including conference rooms and workspaces, open onto an interior courtyard. In fact, every employee enjoys views and natural light from at least two directions.

 

To reach the status as one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers, not to mention rigorous LEED Gold requirements, the designers of the had to rethink every part of a data center’s building, mechanical, electrical, and computing systems and remove everything that didn’t directly benefit efficiency- learn more and view the complete gallery of images at ArchDaily...


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Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly Buildings

Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly Buildings | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly BuildingsGreen Building ElementsAs people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green.

As people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green. Though progress has been made across the board, architecture is an industry that has enjoyed significant success. All over the world, cities are building eco-friendly structures and renovating their existing buildings in order to lessen the strain on the environment. To design a green structure, architects rely on the rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council, which is known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Read the complete article for three of the greenest buildings in the United States, as determined by the LEED rating system...


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Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Office

Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Office | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
The new headquarters of Walsh Construction is an abandoned warehouse in Chicago converted into an amazing LEED Platinum and Energy Star rated office space by SCB Architects.

This enormous abandoned warehouse in Chicago's West Loop has been converted into an amazing LEED Platinum and Energy Star-rated office space. The new headquarters of Walsh Construction -- one of Chicago's largest construction firms -- looks like it was a pretty challenging project to transform a three-story concrete frame into a four-story, energy-efficient green renovation. The wythe brick building has been fully redesigned by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, becoming the city's first building to use SolarDuct solar thermal technology to preheat outdoor air, and it's also capped with a green roof...


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Shore Hotel is Santa Monica's newest and greenest

Shore Hotel is Santa Monica's newest and greenest | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

In Santa Monica, California, there is no shortage of environmental awareness. The recent shoreline addition of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified Shore Hotel, located at 1515 Ocean Avenue just north of the Santa Monica Pier, sets an eco-friendly standard that would awe even California’s greenest, Kombucha-sipping, farmer’s market loving locals and tourists alike.

The u-shaped Shore Hotel, completed and opened in October of 2011, is at the apex of all that is good in Santa Monica. The property is situated a two minute walk from the Third Street Promenade and the historic Santa Monica Pier.

Shore Hotel is the only hotel in Santa Monica with LEED Gold certification. Every detail in layout and construction meets the highest environmental standards. Equipped with roof mounted solar panels, high efficiency burners and boilers, and a storm water capturing plan that treats and reuses storm water for landscaping, there is proactive environmental awareness at every turn...


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LEED Gold Spaces For Carnegie Mellon Techies

LEED Gold Spaces For Carnegie Mellon Techies | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon University has added two more LEED Gold buildings – the Gate Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies.

The designations bring the campus’s total of LEED certified buildings to 12. The latest LEED buildings were both designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects from Atlanta and include a mix of classrooms, offices and laboratories. They replace a 150-space underground garage and more than double the outdoor space with five green roofs and a winter garden.


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The Phipps Conservatory & Center for Sustainable Landscapes

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A Pittsburgh plant conservatory aims to be a pioneer in green building -- both inside and out.

The conservatory built a LEED silver-certified visitors center and a new tropical forest conservatory tricked out with "earth tubes" and "energy blankets" that help maintain equatorial temperatures through the depths of Steel City winters. Phipps, remembered fondly for its jungle-like interior by generations of school kids, also hosts all manner of conservation-oriented classes and conferences.

Phipps' latest project - the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, an educational center that should be finished in spring of 2012 - goes even further...


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New York's 'Folded' School of Engineering And Applied Science by Perkins+Will

New York's 'Folded' School of Engineering And Applied Science by Perkins+Will | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

The Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was designed by Perkins+Will in New York, with an intriguing and innovative sustainable design.


The concept, characterised by an irregular folded-like structure wrapped in copper, aims to mark a new 'Front Door' for the School of Engineering. The building is organized around a multi-story gallery that allows students to circulate easily through the space. The intriguing learning space is vibrant and breezy; students can sit, discuss projects or share ideas over a cup of coffee in the multi-story student lounge.

Seeking LEED Gold, efficient strategies include improved building shell insulation, high-performance windows, energy efficient lighting design with occupancy and photo sensor control.


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Adolfo Sequeira Orellana's comment, April 30, 2013 7:58 PM
so beatiful
Glenn Laughlin's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:16 PM

It is always nice getting a new building especially designed specifically for you, and by the students

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Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects

Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

COOKFOX designs a biophilic office building along the High Line that looks to connect with nature and serve as the next version of the sustainable workplace...


While One Bryant Park—the firm’s groundbreaking Platinum LEED tower—distinguished itself on the city skyline with a glacial, shard-like glass profile- 510 West 22nd Street responds directly to the neighboring elevated-rail-turned-urban-park and seeks to connect tenants with the landscape.

The building’s glass curtain wall has dark metal mullions that reflect the High Line’s steel structure and brise-soleils that reduce glare and mitigate heat. The building also has a High Line of its own with a rooftop garden, complete with mobile planters on train tracks.

Inside, high ceilings, abundant daylight, and an under-floor ventilation system create a healthy environment. Views were optimized by cantilevering the floor slabs, making way for unbroken expanses of glass on the perimeter. Operable windows provide access to fresh air and let in the sounds of the birds who live in the High Line’s birch thicket just outside.

 

510 will seek a LEED Platinum rating, banking not just on the energy saving measures of its high-performance envelope and efficient mechanical systems, but on the strides it takes in establishing an environment conducive to the health and well-being of its human inhabitants...


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Four Environmental Innovations that have Revolutionized Architecture

Four Environmental Innovations that have Revolutionized Architecture | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
The green revolution has impacted almost every sector of the economy. Now, eco-friendly technology is revolutionizing the way we think about architecture. Every part of the architectural process is undergoing huge changes.
When people think of green architecture, they often picture simple modifications, such as the substitution of environmentally friendly materials for less sustainable ones. While this can certainly be a viable means of reducing a project’s carbon footprint, it is by no means the only way to make a positive impact. Often, the best green projects are the ones that go above and beyond, completely altering the way people think of architecture as a whole. The following are just a few of the spectacular developments taking place in architecture today.

 


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Kimberly Hordern's comment, April 28, 2013 8:49 PM
This idea is pretty cool. With all the pollution we have in the world today we need to start replanting the trees and plants we have tore down. Especially since more people are wanting to live in the big cities making the cities larger decreasing on our natural environment.
A. Perry Homes's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:20 PM

These are beautiful ways to combine urban and natural environments. 

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New Sustainable Modular Homes by Connect:Homes

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Connect:Homes, a Los Angeles-based prefab innovator, has just launched a new line of affordable, exportable, and sustainable modular homes, all of which come from its single California-based factory. The company’s patent-pending modular system ships like shipping containers, but are most definitely not shipping container homes.

Affordable because Connect:Homes has a patent-pending technology that allows them to build modules to 90% complete at the factory, surpassing industry standards that are typically closer to 50%. This reduces finish time and reducing construction costs considerably...


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+HOUSE by Superkül: good design + sustainability

+HOUSE by Superkül: good design + sustainability | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

+HOUSE exemplifies a sustainable and healthy approach to building without sacrificingdesign.

Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of the landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the rectangular plan, book-ending the open living spaces.

+ HOUSE is embedded with a wealth of health sensitive materials and methods. Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growth of fungi and molds, the walls are finished with a natural clay plaster that requires no paint finish. A soy-based sealer was used for the concrete floors and counters, and untreated silk and hemp fabric was used for the curtains.

Achieving a healthy house for both client and environment meant extensive research into a wide range of products and locally produced materials suited to the climate. A green roof, heat-mirror triple glazing, solar shading, passive ventilation and daylighting, and a geothermal system are just some of the features of this LEED Gold-targeted project...


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Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station

Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Tucked in the core of the small town of Powell in North Central Wyoming is Plaza Diane a LEED Gold Community Arts Center, a reclaimed 50's service station.

The project is conceived as a home for visual arts and performance to be exhibited in the culturally rich community, but the community went much further by incorporating a host of design elements to significantly reduce the building's impact. We recently took a tour of the project and learned how a small group's shared vision manifested in this fantastic gathering place...


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Efficient by design, Transamerica Pyramid earns Platinum LEED

Efficient by design, Transamerica Pyramid earns Platinum LEED | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid has ascended to the top two percent of energy-efficient buildings in the nation, thanks to efficiency retro (RT @USGBC_OC: Efficient by design, Transamerica Pyramid earns Platinum LEED

One of San Francisco’s most iconic buildings is now also one of its greenest, but the news, when it was announced late last month, flew under the radar.

Transamerica Pyramid’s new Platinum LEED rating put the Financial District building in the top two percent of energy-efficient buildings in the nation. The building had already gained the U.S. Green Building Council’s Gold LEED rating with a score of 77 in 2009. But then Transamerica Pyramid Properties, its building management team of Cushman & Wakefield, and LEED certification consultant BuildingWise partnered to improve on a good thing...


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Eduardo M. Cuerda's comment, April 10, 2015 4:45 AM
Interesting news, but nothing to do with platinum as a chemical element!
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SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone

SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid, a unique silhouette on the city skyline for almost 40 years, celebrates a green building milestone.

The 48-story building, already the possessor of a LEED-Gold green building rating, now is certified at the highest level possible by the U.S. Green Building Council -- LEED Platinum.


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