Archinect - News 2016-05-26T16:38:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149946996/better-buildings-leading-to-big-energy-savings Better Buildings Leading to Big Energy Savings Nam Henderson 2016-05-24T00:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/je8tgcbqgz5d8dxf.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thirty-five partners have achieved their Challenge energy or water savings goals, all ahead of schedule...These partners accomplished their energy, water and financing goals through a combination of innovative solutions and proven strategies, which are openly exchanged through the Better Buildings Solution Center website.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest data from U.S. DOE Better Buildings program shows that partners have saved more than $1.3 billion on energy costs. A new infographic explains how Better Buildings works and why it&rsquo;s important.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149513997/foster-partners-unveils-future-refuelling-network-design Foster + Partners unveils future refuelling network design Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T16:24:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T16:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nc1w3va7dkj6nbkt.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over half of the world's population currently living in cities, and seventy percent of it predicted to be urban by 2050, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72397/new-nissan-hq-goes-green" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nissan</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> have undertaken the design problem of creating a refuelling network that, among other things, allows electric cars to recharge wirelessly while parked in the street at night (or in work-station adjacent parking garages).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hd9blll8m1vsfajb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxufiupoofqu47uq.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, David Nelson, Foster + Partners' Co-Head of design stated, "Integrating zero emission technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities. That commitment must extend far beyond the car &ndash; it must sit at the heart of everything we do.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5ki0ltb4hz42de4.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award kimweiss 2014-02-17T11:13:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T10:45:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ax/axzzzvhg3qj2qzaq.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>For a Modernist house designed and built by his firm Tonic Design + Tonic Construction</em></strong></p><p>February 17, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) -- Vincent Petrarca, an&nbsp;adjunct faculty member in the Department of Architecture at&nbsp;North Carolina State University&rsquo;s College of Design and a founding partner of the Raleigh, NC-based design/build firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tonic-design.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tonic Design + Tonic Construction</a>, has received a prestigious 2013-2014 Faculty Design Award from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;for his design of &ldquo;Crabill Modern,&rdquo; a Modernist, single-family house in Hillsborough, N.C.</p><p>Each year, the ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.&nbsp;</p><p>The ASCA&rsquo;s Faculty Design Awards honor built work that &ldquo;advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in&nbsp;architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor,&rdquo; according to the ACSA. Winning ...</p>