Tag: sustainabledesign

Ribbon Cutting Held for New School

Ribbon Cutting Held for New School

| December 6, 2018

Chelsea, MA – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new Clark Avenue School designed by Cambridge-based HMFH Architects. The 115,000sf school replaces a century-old building that was demolished in phases to allow students to continue to learn without being moved from a long-standing neighborhood school site. It accommodates 120 more students than the […]

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Dartmouth College Aspires to Net Zero Energy Use

Dartmouth College Aspires to Net Zero Energy Use

| November 20, 2018

Hanover, NH – Leers Weinzapfel Associates is reimagining Dartmouth College’s vacant 1960s Dana Hall library, adding onto and converting it into a vibrant faculty and graduate student center. Part of a wider campus renewal plan, the reimagined building aspires to net zero energy use.     Located at the heart of 1960s medical school buildings on the school’s siloed north […]

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If You Build it . . . Will it be Resilient, Equitable, and Healthy?

If You Build it . . . Will it be Resilient, Equitable, and Healthy?

| October 29, 2018

by Alana Spencer Be a sustainability catalyst, for your team, project, company — it’s everyone’s responsibility. Our responsibility includes design for buildings and spaces that incorporate resiliency, social equity, and health/wellness strategies. Design, construction, and operations teams must evaluate the risks (short- and long-term) their buildings and spaces will face in their climate region, as […]

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USGBCMA Hosts GBS ’18

USGBCMA Hosts GBS ’18

| October 12, 2018

The Massachusetts chapter of USGBC recently hosted its Green Building Showcase (GBS 18), a gathering of green building professionals to celebrate industry success and innovation. At GBS ’18 community members showcase the best efforts, designs, and products in the Commonwealth. The evening included project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards. GBS ’18 took place on Oct […]

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UMass Uses STBs to Reduce Energy Consumption

UMass Uses STBs to Reduce Energy Consumption

| October 9, 2018

Amherst, MA – The Life Science Laboratories building at UMass Amherst was designed to foster excellence in research while reducing energy consumption. To prevent thermal bridging where 40 steel cantilevers penetrate the building envelope, Wilson Architects and Lim Consultants specified structural thermal breaks, reducing energy loss by 50% where utilized and contributing to the project’s […]

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