In green building, daylighting reigns supreme. Now, architects are taking energy efficiency to the next level with complementary sun controls
November 8, 2010
Maximum daylighting remains a top green priority.
Integrated design, diverse glazing leads to Platinum performance
October 5, 2010
Glass is the defining element of the new Silver Lake Branch Library in Los Angeles—and it is also the key green element, says Tom Michali, project architect and partner, M2A Milofsky Michali & Cox Architects, Los Angeles. The building features several diverse glazing types carefully integrated into the overall project design. "The glass was a critical design element from a formal and green...
Sarasota Police Headquarters balances sustainability and security
October 5, 2010
Designing the Sarasota (Fla.) Police Headquarters was a balancing act. For the six-story government building, designers from Architect Design Group Inc., Winter Park, Fla., developed a structure that could achieve high energy performance and sustainability, while offering security against environmental and man-made threats. In the face of the security concerns and green demands, designers...
Pittsburgh hockey facility secures LEED Gold with daylighting
October 5, 2010
The new Consol Energy Center, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, marks a first for green sports arena design. The six-level, 735,000-square-foot arena is the first in the National Hockey League to receive the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification, according to officials from Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.
Innovative shading reduces glare, heat gain, maximizes daylight at 1050 K St.
October 4, 2010
Architects of Washington, D.C.'s new and sleek 1050 K St. describe the building as a sustainable interpretation of a modern glass box. The all-glass, 11-story, 136,000-square-foot building earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
15 Union Square West, Saint-Gobain Glass
September 2, 2010
The original Tiffany & Co. building at 15 Union Square West in New York City featured a cast iron and stone clad façade. When architects Perkins Eastman, New York, set out to renovate the building, designers stripped off the old cladding and replaced it with a state-of-the-art curtain-wall system, says Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing, Saint-Gobain Glass, France. Eckelt...
United Oil #3 >> Giroux Glass Inc.
September 28, 2009
The United Oil #3 project redefines conventional gas station design. “The owner’s [United El Segundo, Gardena, Calif.] mission was to create an iconic project that would in its own incremental way contribute to the cultural richness of the city,” says Stephen Kanner, president of project architect Kanner Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.The Los Angeles station features a modern...
September 13, 2009
Restaurant, hotel, office and home owners look to glass to add sleek high-end elements to their interior spaces. Counter tops, antique mirror, stairs and floors continue to be in-demand elements. The following is an Idea Book featuring examples of these decorative elements from various suppliers. Want your glass products or projects included? Send images and information to IdeaBook@glass.org...
August 27, 2009
Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazingThe glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.Glass icon on Tampa RiverwalkThe Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel...
Glazing the custom-designed Tampa Bay History Museum
July 14, 2009
Tampa Bay History CenterArchitect: E. Verner Johnson & Associates, BostonOwner: Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Fla. Glazing contractor: West Tampa Glass, TampaGlass fabricator: Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.Curtain wall system manufacturer: Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga. General contractor: Walbridge Aldinger Co., TampaSunshade supplier: C/S Construction Specialties,...