Research Building Goes for the Gold

April 9, 2008
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Research Building Goes for the Gold
Minimized light pollution; a solid oxide fuel cell system; lighting systems that monitor daylight levels and occupancy use: These are some of the many features of the $20 million LEED Gold-awarded National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation at the University of British Columbia.
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Orchard or Retail?
Both. The Orchard - Stone Creek, a 500,000-square-foot lifestyle center located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, includes an active, 168-tree orchard complete with a self-sufficient irrigation system and a 1,130-foot-deep water well in the parking lot. Wood slat-sided barns, corrugated metals, and early 20th-century-style graphic billboards round out the theme.
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Medical Center Goes Steady and Solid
A recent seismic retrofit of the five-story U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System's Medical Center will protect the facility against lateral movement in the event of an earthquake. Leo A. Daly’s work included reconstruction of the building’s external stairwells and a bracing system. Thanks to a new striking white finish, the building also has a distinctive identity.
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Hospital Rising
Just 13 months after a tornado ripped through Americus, GA, killing two and destroying homes, businesses, and the local hospital, a new 76-bed hospital has opened. Built with prefabricated steel framed and walled units, Sumter Regional Hospital Americus is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
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Paintings Illuminated Naturally at Florida Museum
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Taking Education to Higher Technology Standards
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