Shading system wins LEED award

August 1st, 2018

When Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. decided to expand east from its Chico, Calif., headquarters, the company settled on Mills River, N.C., near Asheville. A 320,000-square-foot brewery was built, including a warehouse and bottling facility, taproom and restaurant, amphitheater and an indoor music venue. Sierra Nevada worked with architects and engineers at R.G.A., the firm that […]

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Craig Briggs of Vertilux earns LEED credentialing

June 1st, 2018

Craig Briggs, a senior director at Vertilux Ltd., has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credential from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla., seeks to be a trend setter in the solar shade protection industry, creating, educating, developing, and advising professionals and companies on a global scale. […]

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Choosing between fabric and metal awnings depends on customer needs

June 1st, 2018

If you have ever had to source sustainable materials for a building design, you know about rating systems like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), administered by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council, (USGBC). The LEED systems consider the amount of energy used to manufacture the building material and the carbon footprint it leaves […]

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Opening the door to architects

March 1st, 2017

Experts discuss the best ways to encourage designers to use fabric in their projects. Confession: I am a licensed architect (please don’t hold that against me!) and I like fabric. I am also a teacher of young architects and designers and take every opportunity to introduce students to the wonders of fabric in architecture and […]

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U.S. Green Building Council commits to scaling LEED green buildings

January 1st, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. "We know that buildings must continue to be a key focus area for countries to reach carbon emissions […]

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