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Blue Dot priorities embrace quality of life

Downtown’s Blue Dot Place apartment complex is, according to developer Darsey Nicklasson, on schedule for completion this fall. It has been a process that has led to some interesting design changes, as Nicklasson and business partner Kathy Loo respond to feedback from potential tenants and apply cost-benefit analyses to other construction options that also appeal… Continue Reading Blue Dot priorities embrace quality of life

“Green building” became a common term among construction and design circles years ago, but it’s still a buzz phrase that excites architects and worries accountants. Continue Reading Green building LEEDs way to a sustainable future

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The Science and Engineering Building at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the Green Building Council’s rating system for designing and constructing, energy efficient and high-performing green buildings. “This award is significant because it shows what… Continue Reading UCCS Science and Engineering Building earns gold

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LEED adds performance requirements

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The U.S. Green Building Council will now require performance data before buildings can receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. “Today, there is all too often a disconnect, or performance gap, between the energy modeling done during the design phase and what actually happens during daily operation,” said Scot Horst, senior vice president of the… Continue Reading LEED adds performance requirements

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