• December

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    Building Nashville’s First Green, Affordable Housing Development

    Nashville is known as the nation’s hub for country music and culture. As the capital city of Tennessee, it has steadily grown in population since the 1970s. “Growth has brought many exciting opportunities to our city,” said former Mayor Megan Barry, “but it’s also made it difficult for many residents to stay here.” The city’s

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      2018
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    How to Measure and Plan for  Energy Efficiency in Your Building

    How to Measure and Plan for Energy Efficiency in Your Building

    As climate change becomes a greater issue, architects are under increasing pressure to design sustainable, yet high-performance buildings. According to Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, about one-third of the world’s energy is consumed in buildings, making up a huge chunk of C02 emissions. This fact has made sustainable building a top priority for governments that

    • December

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      2018
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    Designing for Earthquake-Resistance in a Commercial Building

    Designing for Earthquake-Resistance in a Commercial Building

    In the past year, the world has seen a number of earthquakes with devastating consequences. In September 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake led to the collapse of over 40 buildings in Mexico. This year, another large quake damaged hundreds of homes in Peru. The impact of these and many other quakes has caused the construction community

    • December

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      2018
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    Designing for Disaster Protection and Storm-Proof Homes

    Designing for Disaster Protection and Storm-Proof Homes

    Exterior wind damage is responsible for 25% of all homeowner insurance claims. That doesn’t include the interior losses that occur when damaged windows and roofs let rain wreak havoc inside. And those are just the material impacts. When a home is severely damaged, families are often uprooted, sometimes for months, while repairs are completed. Many

    • December

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      2018
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    5 Important Things to Remember for an ICF Home Plan Conversion

    5 Important Things to Remember for an ICF Home Plan Conversion

    The building industry has seen a relatively recent trend of architects, designers, and homeowners moving away from energy consumptive forms of construction and the implementation of more sustainable, less expensive construction methods. One example of this is the use of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in place of traditional construction methods. The use of ICFs in

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    3 Reasons Why Building with LEED Materials is Better for Your Business

    3 Reasons Why Building with LEED Materials is Better for Your Business

    The green building industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the construction industry, and demand for environmentally conscious buildings is only expected to grow. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) estimates that LEED building construction projects will provide 386,000 jobs and contribute $26.2 billion in wages by 2018. Yet surprisingly, only a small portion of

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