Efficient HVAC playing bigger role in green, sustainable projects

Efficient HVAC playing bigger role in green, sustainable projects

On heels of AIA expo, LG director discusses impact air conditioning systems are having on commercial building design.

Top sustainable architecture and ecological design projects announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment, according to the AIA. The projects will be...

Oregon federal building lauded with sustainable design award

Oregon federal building lauded with sustainable design award

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., has received the Top Ten Plus Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE), according to a press release. In its fourth year, the award...

2016's best-designed libraries announced

2016's best-designed libraries announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected seven recipients to receive the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The AIA and the ALA developed the award program to encourage and recognize excellence in the...

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Every architecture firm brings its own combination of skills, expertise, interests and values to its projects.

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 10 recipients for its 2016 Housing Awards, according to a release from the organization. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 16th year, was established to recognize the best in housing...

New AIA report showcases sustainable design projects

To examine how the architectural community is evolving with sustainable design practices, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) undertook an in-depth study of nearly 200 COTE Top Ten Award winning projects encompassing almost 20 years....

ASHRAE, AIA team to improve energy efficiency

ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas, the organizations have announced. The agreement states that the two groups will work jointly...

University high-rise receives Ohio's top design award

University high-rise receives Ohio's top design award

The University of Cincinnati's Morgens Hall, considered the university's grand "glass house," recently earned a American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Ohio Award –– the state’s highest prize for design, according to the university. The Morgens' innovative renovation, completed in...

Nonresidential construction poised for more growth in 2016

Construction spending greatly exceeded expectations in the nonresidential market in 2015, and 2016 should see healthy growth levels as well, industry analysts predict. The reason: Continuing significant demand for hotels, office space, manufacturing facilities and amusement and recreation spaces. The...

Efficiency, sustainability to shape future of nonresidential construction

Efficiency, sustainability to shape future of nonresidential construction

A recent survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) found that sustainability, project efficiency and technology will drive nonresidential initiatives over the next several years, the organization said in a release. To provide an overview of the changes expected...

Design guide helps grocery stores cut energy use

Design guide helps grocery stores cut energy use

Grocery stores are responsible for approximately 9% of the total energy consumed by commercial buildings in the U.S. To reduce this energy impact, a newly released Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores demonstrates how to cut typical energy use in half

DOE releases common definition for zero energy buildings, campuses, communities

DOE releases common definition for zero energy buildings, campuses, communities

Publication provides important guidelines for measurement and implementation, specifically explaining how to use this definition for building projects.

Green experts: Energy modeling key to reaching carbon neutrality in buildings

AIA data shows recent design projects came up short in meeting reduction targets.

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