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Design Trends / Green Building
Climate Efforts To Impact Built Environment
Much attention has been given, and rightly so, to the recently completed negotiations in Paris that resulted in the unprecedented Paris agreement to combat climate change. Not only will governments and the private sector seek construction of buildings capable of mitigating the emission of climate-related gases, but also to construct buildings that have the resilience to perform under adverse climactic conditions.
By Jared O. Blum
Designing for Exterior Continuous Insulation
There are several benefits with using continuous insulation, which include increasing the durability of the assembly, reducing the risk of condensation, reducing thermal bridging, and increasing performance. However, due to vague understanding of what is considered “continuous,” the benefits of using continuous insulation often are times significantly reduced.
By Alejandra Nieto
Design Trends / Educational Facilities
A Fresh Equation for Campus Dining
Bruner/Cott & Associates reimagines the University of Georgia’s student dining experience with Bolton Dining Commons. Bruner/Cott envisioned the building as a symbol of openness, full of transparency and natural light, meant to strike an appropriate balance between the institutional grandness of its surroundings while seeking its own more casual identity.
By Brian Libby