building design

Resource pages for "building design"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


materials database

New Tool Guides Sustainable Building Design, Construction

Materials database, developed by Northwestern University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), covers durability and environmental properties of more than 50 building materials
LEED Gold

Academy Museum Receives LEED Gold Certification

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC for Building Design and Construction.
carbon footprint

Carbon Footprint Focus Of ASHRAE 2020 LowDown Showdown

Now in its sixth year, ASHRAE’s LowDown Showdown engages architects, engineers, designers, and energy modelers by working on integrated teams to create outstanding designs to solve building efficiency challenges.
COTE Top Ten

AIA Honors Building Designs With Its COTE Top Ten Awards

This annual award from AIA recognizes building projects that integrate high design with advanced performance in 10 key areas.
heat waves

Are Your Buildings Feeling The Heat?

New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.
wireless networks

WiFi And 5G Wireless Networks

The first of these network types is familiar to facilities, while the second is emerging. What do you need to know?

Friday Funny: The UK’s Ugliest New Building

The winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2017 is described as “a crass assault on the senses” that made one judge “cringe physically.”
glass design

Vitro’s Specialty Glass Design Kit

The Specialty Glass Design Kit is for interior and exterior applications and includes clear, ultra-clear, and tinted glasses with special effects, textures, and colors.
daylighting

The Impact Of Daylighting On Office Design

With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Reflects Musical Heritage

In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.
building envelope consultants

Maximizing The Building Envelope

Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.
image projector

Exterior Projection 500 Image Projector

The Exterior Projection 500 is a creative fixture for the integration of light textures and graphics in outdoor lighting applications.

ASHRAE Announces Technology Awards

Five of the top six winning projects of the 2011 ASHRAE Technology Awards are located in Canada; the lone U.S. facility is in Kansas...

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