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How Sustainable Design Choices Affect Noise Control

Sustainable design has brought both benefits and challenges to mechanical noise control efforts. From equipment selection to HVAC path sound attenuation, and mechanical trends to architectural trends, these changes are influencing mechanical designs and the associated acoustical results.

Alberici Headquarters, Overland, Mo.

The story of the Alberici Corporate Headquarters is one of transformation. It is the transformation of a company whose prior headquarters consisted of mostly private offices within a four-story building that had minimal daylighting into an office environment with open work stations organized around three atria to foster communication and collaboration, all with ample daylight and views.

Passive Building On The Rise

Passive building is a design methodology defined by a set of principles that prioritize energy conservation and best practices. Together, these principles produce a product where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Alys Beach, Florida

Florida residents are well aware of the dangers posed by the coastal environment. Rising sea levels, flooding from rain events or tidal surge, drought-induced wildfires, and high wind events, including hurricanes, must be taken into consideration for community planning and sustainable development designs.

Forecasting Trends for 2020

Industry players are fine-tuning solutions to help the green building community address environmental challenges and customer demands. From human-centric lighting to securing the building internet of things (IoT), industry players discuss what they are expecting from 2020.

Preparing Young Engineers for Industry Challenges

Fifteen years ago green design practices seemed a bit out there. Today, they have gone mainstream. Now, new ways to apply existing concepts, new industry partnerships, and new urgency to protect the environment has led to a new sort of…

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.

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