Tag: AGG

  • LEED v4 Launched at 2013 Greenbuild Show

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia held recently. According to USGBC, LEED v4 builds on the fundamentals of previous versions while offering a new system that prepares all LEED projects in a portfolio…

  • A Wise Sage

    A Wise Sage

    In a recent luncheon held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, co-located with the Greenbuild show, Sage Electrochromics invited architects to personally view its electrochromic skylight featured in the building’s rooftop garden. The company says the skylight served as a solution to the building’s heating and glare problems, which prevented the…

  • Through the Glass Darkly …

    Ever wonder what goes on in all those dark glass towers … what menacing big brother is concocting ways of invading our privacy, spying on us or taking over the world? Glass boxes have been around for almost a century now, and the mystery of what lies behind remains constant. Some are less mysterious than…

  • One Flavor Shy of Dr. Pepper

    One Flavor Shy of Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper is known for its 23 flavors. The new Palomar Medical Center (PMC) in San Diego will be known for its 22 varieties of glass offering 736,000 square feet of green innovation. Designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, glass is considered to be the key to the $615 million facility’s aesthetic, which allows natural…