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Understand Energy Modeling With Autodesk's Building Performance Analysis Certification
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Understand Energy Modeling With Autodesk's Building Performance Analysis Certification

Autodesk has launched a free online certification program that allows students to... More

Light and Productivity
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Light and Productivity

Examining How Light Impacts Teenagers' Sleeping Habits More

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Report from Greenbuild

greenbuild , the annual international conference and expo organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was held this November in Atlanta. Attended this year by nearly 12,000 people (up 3,000 from last year), Greenbuild attracts a larger audience every year. Keynote speakers included industrialist Ray Anderson, CEO of carpet manufacturer Interface; natural science writer Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature; environmentalist Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism; and Duane Elgin, author of Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future. More

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Daylighting for the 21st Century

daylighting is one of the oldest and most treasured aspects of architectural design. Perhaps its history is why designers treat it more like fine art than building technology. In the title of his quintessential book, legendary lighting designer and educator William Lam describes daylight in profound terms, calling it a 'formgiver' to architecture (Perception and Lighting as Formgivers for Architecture, 1977). Indeed, for us mere lighting designers, it is hard to compete with the Almighty-or for that matter, with Aalto or Foster. More

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