New Product Category Rule PCR for office storage products

Global public health organisation NSF International, and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association BIFMA have released a new Product Category Rule PCR for office storage products that will help managers and specifiers meet green procurement goals and green building rating systems such as LEED. The PCR defines the science-based and internationally recognized method for […] Read more

Next Life: fallen wood into furniture

ITZ Mayan Wood Furniture specializes in creating gorgeous, modern furniture pieces, but with a keen focus on sustainability. All the wood used by ITZ is reclaimed from the Mayan forests of Southern Quintana Roo in Mexico, and have fallen due to natural causes. Their simple design collections feature wood with its natural imperfections—they preserve the natural forms, the holes, curves […] Read more

University of Washington School of Medicine by Perkins + Will

Phase 3.1 of the Perkins+Will-designed University of Washington School of Medicine is now complete. Dedicated to collaboration and the latest in medical research, the building helps to connect the school with the surrounding area in Seattle. The project includes a range of green building strategies including a high-efficiency undulating glass wall, energy-efficient systems, and rainwater […] Read more

Office development in sync with its environment

Named after the relatively small site measuring 0.92 acres, ‘point 92’ office building by Kuala Lumpur-based practice zlg design sits atop an elevated landscape looking out over the fiercely-growing Damansara Perdana commercial and residential development area. The composite steel and concrete structure consists of three general sections: public outdoor terraces and plazas, a base cast […] Read more

The world’s greenest office building opens in Munich

Munich, Germany now boasts the greenest office building in the world. NuOffice is off the charts in all sustainability metrics, easily achieving LEED platinum status. European research project DIRECTION and scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics banded together to help design the über-green building, hoping it will serve as a model for future new […] Read more

Children’s hospital celebrates healing through sustainable design

ZGF Architects recently added yet another sustainable building to their resume in Portland, Oregon, USA. The new Randall Children’s Hospital at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a 334,000 square foot (31,030 square meters) facility that boasts sustainable interior design and green roof terraces among other environmentally friendly building strategies. This nine story building houses […] Read more

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