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Preparing Young Engineers for Industry Challenges

Lakeside Senior Apartments, Oakland, Calif.

The Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif., provide 91 permanently affordable homes for low-income and formerly homeless seniors, many of whom had been displaced by rising Bay Area housing costs.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York

The recent renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City—a prominent 1870s religious landmark designed by James Renwick Jr. and last modernized in 1949—reflects the vision of its trustees to advance not only ecological and economic value, but also social values held closely by “America’s Parish Church,” as it is known.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Headquarters, Johannesburg, South Africa,

A high-rise tower that gently twists with 30 degrees of rotation between the ground and top floors also keeps South Africa’s environmental challenges of water scarcity and limited electricity supply in mind.

Ithaca’s Example

Imagine an energy code that measurably reduces energy use and carbon emissions in new buildings, without increasing construction cost. Imagine an energy code with a simple point system: six points and you pass.

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Designing Human-Centric Lighting

For some people, human-centric lighting is narrowly defined as circadian lighting—lighting that changes color during the day with our circadian cycles. Others believe in a broader take—lighting that is attuned to our activities, from working in an open-office environment to getting ready for a social occasion in a hotel ballroom.

Efficient Rooftops

Flat roofs represent a significant proportion of urban areas and perform a variety of functions, each of which is responsible for a corresponding variety of effects on the urban environment and its infrastructure.

Mission Possible: ASHRAE's New Global HQ

ASHRAE aims to exceed the provisions set forth in its standards, guidelines and publications for the renovation of its new global headquarters building in Metro Atlanta.

LinkedIn, Sunnyvale, Calif.

In 2015, LinkedIn, the company known for helping people make business connections, began searching for additional office space near their existing offices in Sunnyvale, Calif. After reviewing several candidates, they selected an existing building across the street from their current offices.

Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Amazing space at The Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, uses a biophilic design, which aims to nurture the innate human attraction to natural systems and processes.
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