The European Union's platform on renewable energy states that it would like to have 100% of its energy consumed be renewable. The video discusses different types of renewable systems, hybrids and symbiotic relationships within the built environment to become more efficient with energy use.
January 10, 2016
August 9, 2014
|Trojan Goat - by Pakesh Patel|
August 7, 2014
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August 6, 2014
Designers: Amale Andraos, Dan Wood
Public Farm One, by WORK Architecture Company, was the winner of the Young Architects Program, run by the New York Museum of Modern Art and the PS1 Contempoary Art Center, to design a temporary installation in the courtyards of PS1 in Queens, NY in 2008. This temporary installation was a shift from the previous 40 years concept of the Urban Beach into a new leisure revolution, one that created a new symbol of liberation, knowledge, power and fun for the city. The Urban Farm became the symbol for their "generations' preoccupations and hopes for a better and different future." Since cities have become accepted as having superior benefits to the suburbs, including quality of life and environmental impacts, they now have become the place of experimentation. Public Farm 1 (P.F.1) "is an architectural and urban manifesto to engage play and reinvent our cities, and our world, once again."
|P.F.1 - © Elizabeth Felicella|
January 12, 2014
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October 20, 2013
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Size: 450,000 square foot
Toledo, Ohio - The Owens Corning World Headquarters in Toledo was built in 1997 and received the LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings 10 years later in 2007. The building’s program includes office space, cafeteria, conference rooms, mutli-media room, a health clinic and other support facilities. The main office space follows the river’s curve, provides views of the water as well as access to daylight. High efficiency lighting is also used throughout the building. Instantaneous changes in space planning can be completed without outside contractors thanks to the building’s efficient and flexible mechanical system.
September 14, 2013
A furnace provides heat through the exchange of heat through a intermediary fluid movement such as air, steam or hot water. A furnace can use different fuel including natural gas, LPG, oil, coal or wood. Combustion furnaces always need to be vented outside. Condensing furnaces are essentially high-efficiency furnaces with a AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) starting at 90% or greater, verses mid-efficiency furnaces with a AFUE in the 80's. This difference in efficiency is the result of heat lost to the flue, or the loss of of some of the heat produced during combustion.
February 18, 2013
|5th Avenue New York City|
In Jane Jacobs’ book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, she discusses the particular nature of cities. The introduction focuses on how City Beautiful and the Radiant City differs from how cities truly work and cities have suffered as a result of these ideals.
February 9, 2013
January 21, 2013
|Woman's Reach-in Closet - source|
Standard Depth MeasurementsFor reach-in closets, the standard depth is 24 inches and is used for suits, shirts, dresses, and pants. The 2 foot depth is required to handle your hanger. For coats and jackets, use a depth of 28 inches.
- Minimum depth 24 inches
- Use a depth of 28 inches for coats