Archinect - News 2017-09-24T19:14:10-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150008978/maximum-sustainability-in-harvard-gsd-and-sn-hetta-s-housezero Maximum sustainability in Harvard GSD and Snøhetta's "HouseZero" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T12:37:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>How can you transform a not particularly sustainable 1940s building into a leading example of pioneering environmental design? First, get the Harvard GSD Center for Green Building and Cities&nbsp;team focused on green building techniques, and secondly,&nbsp;hire Sn&oslash;hetta. The result? This press release from Harvard says it all:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqcmg8zp7oxboj12.jpg"></p><p>The Harvard Center for Green Buildings (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Sn&oslash;hetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC&rsquo;s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world&rsquo;s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a2vxn0y1qlc2xpk.jpg"></p><p>HouseZero attempts to address the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on exi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/115732640/not-so-bright-lights-big-city Not-So-Bright Lights, Big City Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:37:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>You know how you&rsquo;re supposed to turn out the lights when you leave a room to save energy? New York City Council member Donovan Richards wants the owners of many of the city&rsquo;s office buildings to start doing the same&mdash;on a much bigger scale. Richards [...] has introduced a bill that would prohibit owners of approximately 40,000 New York commercial buildings from illuminating the interiors or exteriors of their structures once workers have gone home for the night.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/79524095/team-uow-australia-wins-2013-solar-decathlon-china Team UOW Australia Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon China Justine Testado 2013-08-15T12:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:33:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bd7638d9f931b8960d13ed7151ea0bd8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bd7638d9f931b8960d13ed7151ea0bd8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bd7638d9f931b8960d13ed7151ea0bd8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bd7638d9f931b8960d13ed7151ea0bd8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>On Aug. 11, the Illawarra Flame House of Team UOW Australia (University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra Institute) won the 2013 Solar Decathlon China. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Administration China, the competition challenged university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish. Participants included 22 teams from 35 universities, with students of over 35 nationalities in 13 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/68957574/sustainable-holiday-home-by-tjep-isol-e Sustainable Holiday Home by Tjep | Isolée Anna Johnson 2013-03-07T13:05:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T22:10:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Frank Tjepkema of Dutch design studio Tjep. has designed an ecologically friendly getaway home to be self-sufficient in remote areas. Called Isol&eacute;e, the small house embraces and uses technology to be as energy efficient as possible.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/65038630/man-versus-sea-engineering-artificial-reefs Man Versus Sea: Engineering Artificial Reefs Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T21:10:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T00:28:50-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5bptlabzjaty9des.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5bptlabzjaty9des.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5bptlabzjaty9des.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5bptlabzjaty9des.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Designers for The Wave, Muscat, were tasked with the challenge of engineering a luxury, mixed-use development stretching along six kilometres of natural beach coastline between Al-Athaiba and Al-Mawelah while ensuring it was protected as much as possible from the Sea of Oman.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/62421865/will-this-be-the-world-s-greenest-skyscraper Will This Be The World’s Greenest Skyscraper? Anna Johnson 2012-11-30T01:03:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T01:03:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usayp8wkoaj47q95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usayp8wkoaj47q95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usayp8wkoaj47q95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usayp8wkoaj47q95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Holistic sustainability is a notion too often forgotten in a global industry heavily focused delivering on green ideals. While the notion of green building is an umbrella under which all things related to environmentally responsible construction and design efforts are categorized, the green sector actually falls under the broad-reaching holistic sustainability model.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>