October 17, 2007

Oct. 17, 2007
October 17, 2007
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Sam’s Joins the Club
As the city of Fayetteville, AR, has embraced and emulated the sustainable efforts of its Wal-Mart store, it is only natural that the city’s new Sam’s Club would adopt its sister store’s sustainable streak. A storm water management system includes a bioswale and above-ground tanks that harvest storm water. Interior sustainable features include LEDs, motion-controlled lights, a closed-loop CO2 system in refrigerated cases, and a daylight-harvesting system of more than 200 skylights.
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New Zealand Structures Seek Stars
Meridian Energy and the Bank of New Zealand hope that their buildings will be the first accredited under New Zealand’s first comprehensive environmental rating system, Green Star NZ. Meridian’s new sustainable structure features solar hot water heating, solar panels, rainwater-collection technology, and a building-management system, which automatically adjusts windows, lights, and air-conditioning. Read the complete article …

Dress Shop Gets Fitting Renovation

The renovation of the Zita dress shop in Milwaukee, WI, may not include solar panels, but green is at it seams. The 1852 building was reused down to its very last brick; mirrors and building materials were reclaimed. Modern features include thermal windows and new floors made of bamboo, railroad ties, and rubber. To reduce storm water runoff, the parking lot will be paved with a porous material and the building ringed with rain gardens.
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Tech Giant Builds Flagship Sustainable Facility

Intel’s Fab 28, currently under construction in Israel, will be the Silicon Valley giant’s first green building. The Haifa building will use environmentally friendly construction material, low-energy-consumption systems, emissions control, and water separation and recycling. The corporation is seeking to reduce emissions at its present Fab through the use of diesel solar hot water heaters.
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AIA/CES Technology Classroom

Reducing Consumption
With greenhouse-gas emissions now acknowledged as a global problem, and with the cost of energy and water predicted to rise continuously for the foreseeable future, building owners are greatly concerned with improving efficiencies. New and improved technologies can reduce consumption of water and energy, as well as reduce the environmental impact of every building.
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