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GreenSpec - Green Building Design, Products and Materials in the UK

GreenSpec - Green Building Design, Products and Materials in the UK
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Green Design Institute The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering management, manufacturing, and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Students from many different degree programs at Carnegie Mellon can participate in the Green Design Institute activities. Through the Green Design Institute, we are solving problems and building tools that help businesses accomplish more with less. Michael Griffin, Co-Director Chris T.

DECRETO-LEY 8912/77 Texto Ordenado por Decreto 3389/87 con las modificaciones del Decreto-Ley N° 10128 y las Leyes N° 10653, 10764, 13127, 13342 y 14449. ARTÍCULO 1°.- La presente Ley rige el ordenamiento del territorio de , y regula el uso, ocupación, subdivisión y equipamiento del suelo. ARTÍCULO 2°.- Son objetivos fundamentales del ordenamiento territorial: a) Asegurar la preservación y el mejoramiento del medio ambiente, mediante una adecuada organización de las actividades en el espacio. b) La proscripción de acciones degradantes del ambiente y la corrección de los efectos de las ya producidas. c) La creación de condiciones físico-espaciales que posibiliten satisfacer al menor costo económico y social, los requerimientos y necesidades de la comunidad en materia de vivienda, industria, comercio, recreación, infraestructura, equipamiento, servicios esenciales y calidad del medio ambiente. ARTÍCULO 3°.- Establécense los siguientes principios en materia de ordenamiento territorial: a) Áreas rurales. 1. A) Area :

Facebook Fan Page: Top 10 websites of architecture offices A great part of our day is spent browsing architects websites looking for new works to share with our readers, and we have noticed that some are very good, while others were such a pain to navigate… So we decided to go and ask our community about this. Last week, we asked our Facebook Fans for the best architecture office website they knew. We checked them out and decided the top 10, with no particular order. Also, you will notice that no flash website made the list. Remember to keep participating through our Facebook Fan Page! Top 10 Architecture Office Websites REX / New York, USA: Studio Under Manufacture / Oakland, USA: Tamizo / Łódź, Poland: Herreros Arquitectos / Madrid, Spain: OSKA Architects / Seattle, USA: Steven Holl Architects / New York, USA: Claus en Kaan Architecten / Amsterdam, Netherlands: C. UNStudio / Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stephen Alton / New York, USA: Flash websites Honorable Mention DCPP Arquitectos / Mexico D.F., Mexico: KONIOR STUDIO / Katowice, Poland:

NBS | National Building Specification | Welcome to NBS 10 Futuristic Materials Lifeboat Foundation Safeguarding Humanity Skip to content Switch to White Special Report 10 Futuristic Materials by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Anissimov. 1. Aerogel protecting crayons from a blowtorch. This tiny block of transparent aerogel is supporting a brick weighing 2.5 kg. Aerogel holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records, more than any other material. Carbon nanotubes are long chains of carbon held together by the strongest bond in all chemistry, the sacred sp2 bond, even stronger than the sp3 bonds that hold together diamond. “Metamaterial” refers to any material that gains its properties from structure rather than composition. We’re starting to lay down thick layers of diamond in CVD machines, hinting towards a future of bulk diamond machinery. Diamonds may be strong, but aggregated diamond nanorods (what I call amorphous fullerene) are stronger. Transparent alumina is three times stronger than steel and transparent. inShare11 Materials

Sustainable Design Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments. Sustainable design principles include the ability to: optimize site potential; minimize non-renewable energy consumption; use environmentally preferable products; protect and conserve water; enhance indoor environmental quality; and optimize operational and maintenance practices. Utilizing a sustainable design philosophy encourages decisions at each phase of the design process that will reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health of the occupants, without compromising the bottom line. GSA and Sustainable Design The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 established additional environmental management goals. GSA and LEED GSA uses the U.S.

Tips for an Architect’s website REX’s website, voted as one of the Top 10 Architect’s websites by our readers. Every day we spend quite some time visiting architect’s websites (maybe even yours!) to be up to date with new and ongoing projects. It’s a very fun part of our job, especially when websites have a good design and usability. However from time to time we stumble upon websites that are very difficult to browse, or present projects in a way that you can’t even understand them. You know that we as architects have the ability to design “from a spoon to a city”, and a website should be among those things we can (and should) design, especially when it is one of our most important marketing tools. Below you will find a few tips that can help you on this process. 1. Some might disagree with me… but a white background is a must. 2. The most important part of your website. 3. No. 4. I can assure that a high percentage of architects websites do not get updated on a regular basis once they go live. 6.

BIM - What is it, why do I care, and how do I do it? "BIM" or Building Information Model(ing) is perhaps one of the most overused and misunderstood terms in the architectural industry today, on several levels. The term "BIM" is sometimes used anytime someone generates a 3D model of a building, or a part of a building, whether that model has any non-graphical information or not, or regardless of the level of detail that the model may be done at. Part of the problem is that Building Information Modeling is an evolving concept; one that will continue to change as the capabilities of technology and our own ability to manipulate that technology improves. It's hard to tie it down with a simple definition. First, emphasis needs to be placed on the "I" in "BIM" - "Information". So what kind of information can we put in a model today, and why would we want to? 3) Linked information: Information related to the model, but not contained directly in the model, can be linked through hyperlinks. Why would I want to include that information?

Bikinis Made from 3-D Printers Custom Fit Every Curve Despite being of the male persuasion, even I know that bikini season is no day at the beach. Finding the right fit in a style and cut that threads the needle of decency is enough to make any woman throw up her hands and opt for a one-piece with shorts. Well ladies, Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion have heard your dressing room distress calls. In search of the elusive 'perfect fit,' they've designed the N12 bikini, the world's first 3-D printed two-piece made of small nylon discs held together by thread-like springs. The N12 gets its name from the material it's made of: Nylon 12. Shapeways uses their 3-D printing technology to create the material for the designers and calls Nylon 12 "ideal swimsuit material as it is innately waterproof." "Thousands of circular plates are connected by thin strings, creating a wholly new material that holds its form as well as being flexible," the designers explain. N12.bikini – Intro Video from Continuum Fashion on Vimeo. [Via Gizmodo]

MIT Sustainable Design Lab Welcome to the MIT Sustainable Design Lab. We are an inter-disciplinary research group with a grounding in architecture that develops design workflows, planning tools and metrics to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and neighborhoods. Products originating from our group – such as DIVA, Mapdwell, DAYSIM and umi – are used in practice and education in over 90 countries. Our goal is to change current architectural and urban planning practices by developing, validating and testing analysis methods that lead to improved design solutions as far as occupant comfort and building energy use are concerned. News & Features DIVA Day 2017will take place on Oct 27 at the University of California Berkeley more>> SDL Weather stationOur new weather station on top of MIT Building 1 was launched in March more>>Previous News

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