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Special Report by Vilma Barr Facades: Imagination is the only limitation, as new colors, shapes and dynamics are marking envelope trends

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Trend Lines by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

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Achieving LEED by John Mesenbrink

Fire protection: The impact NFPA 285 is having on insulation and other envelope-related materials

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Don’t Chicken Out on the Envelope EDITORIAL

A suspect economic indicator parallels the health of the

becomes a question of balance. CENTRIA has developed

economy and the lengths of women’s skirts. The axiom

a solution that allows a little of the best of both worlds: the

postulates the shorter the hemline, the more prosperous the

manufacturer now can integrate glazing into its panel system,

era. Last year at the Neocon furnishings and finishes show, I

where their framing system helps significantly raise the R

heard a more modern spin on this maxim, at least as it relates

value (to about R9) because it’s integrated.

to the AEC world: it suggests that the infusion of color— something notably visible in the Merchandise Mart’s carpeting

One of the coolest things I saw in the envelope arena was a trend from glazing manufacturers themselves. Companies

and furniture showrooms—was a good indicator of returning economic health. Why? According to AEC marketing mavens, the transition from neutral palettes represents a shift in client thinking from maintenance to creativity and growth. Walking the floors of AIA in Atlanta, this trend has appeared to cross over, with particular influence on what’s possible on the envelope. Nowhere was this more apparent than the booth of Sto Corp., which actually featured local

Color—and optimism—was in full bloom on the AIA expo floor, as the idea of fashion and function blazed forth in a number of cool offerings.

street artists creating live works on the spot, including one

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that included a giant chicken in homage to a local eatery. Also in Sto’s booth—and let me point out that this company’s message the past several years has been all about the impor-

such as Guardian and PPG are combining forces with fabrica-

tance of continuous insulation—was a wall of color and tex-

tors, like JE Berkowitz, to convert not-so-efficient envelopes

ture ranging from faux sandstone and birch bark to samples

into triple-glazed glories. According to Gary McQueen,

of EIFS in vibrant cobalt and lizard green, with textures that

Berkowitz’ architectural design manager, the fabricator can

mimicked the materials that inspired them.

now incorporate high-performance glass, such as Guardian’s

On the other side of that wall, Sto showed colorful

SNX 51/23, into a retrofit-sealed assembly that can then be

rainscreen solutions from its European parent—of course

added—from the inside—to an existing envelope, effectively

these were paired with the company’s CI solutions, but

creating a triple-pane, triple-sealed system with no major

these samples ranged from glass-like tile to faux terra cotta.

tenant disruption. PPG is also working with Berkowitz on a

According to Valerie Mayer, Sto’s manager of branding and

similar offering, as well as with Pleotint for a retrofit concept

communications, this color shift is a significant new direction

that works in thermochromic glazing.

for the company. “It’s really the idea of bringing together fashion and function,” she says. Based on the “stop and touch” success of the booth, I

Kalwall, too, was on the color/aesthetics bandwagon, showing a series of new shaped, sized, and colored panels. Oops, looks like I’m out of space. Take my word for it, the

think they’re on to something. The same can be said about

expo was abuzz with great stuff and plenty of optimism for

the booth of ACP Express. Its simple, but effective, clip-based

a prosperous 2015/2016.

mounting system for its 3D metal panels showed that it can be relatively easy to mix colors and shapes and still achieve great-looking results. Dryvit, another EIFS manufacturer, noted that, beyond

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ONLINE RESOURCES:

JUNE:

NCARB’s ARE 4.0 Community is a Google Plus online forum for exam candidates to connect with each other and NCARB experts.

NeoCon

A new report from Altus Group examines the differences between rain barriers and rainscreens. Visit altusprecast. com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tech-brief-rainbarrier-med.pdf. Arriscraft has compiled Seamless Texture files for use in Autodesk, AutoCAD and SketchUp. A tutorial is also available on YouTube. Visit www.arriscraft.com/us/technical/tech_hatch.asp. Tandus Centiva’s new Wood and Stone Architectural Folders feature 16 new styles of wood and 19 new styles of stone LVT. Visit www.tandus-centiva.com/ newwoodandstonelvt.

June 15-17 Merchandise Mart, Chicago www.neocon.com

InfoComm June 17-19 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando www.infocommshow.org

Arc-Latin America 2015 June 25-28 Cancun, Mexico www.arc-latinamerica.com

JULY:

AWFS Fair 2015 Ceramic Installation Products GROUTS, MORTARS, THIN SETS, SURFACE PREPARATION, WATERPROOFING, SEALANTS, FLOOR WARMING AND ACCESSORIES

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July 22-25 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas http://awfsfair.org

SEPTEMBER:

Lintec’s Architectural Resource Center features on-demand continuing education courses and tools for coatings selection and specification. Visit www.linetec.com. Moz Designs’ new website features an “interactive theatre” of visuals. Visit www.mozdesigns.com.

5th LED Professional Symposium + Expo Trends and Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions Sept. 22-24 FESTSPIELHAUS BREGENZ, Bregenz, Austria www.led-professional-symposium.com

Arc-interiors 2015 Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s responsive website features product information and detailed specs. Visit www.bostonvalley.com.

Sept. 24-27 Naples, Fla. www.arc-interiors.com

NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas www.ncsea.com/meetings/annualconference Kalwall’s website features a full photo portfolio, expanded content and a searchable product database. Visit www.kalwall.com. EPDM Roofing Assn. (ERA)’s blog provides up-to-date information about EPDM products and related roofing issues. Visit www.epdmroofs.org. DrexelMetals released an iTunes app that allows customers to preview their project with a metal roofing system from Drexel Metals. Visit iTunes. CENTRIA’s new blog, the Reveal, shares expertise in exterior metal building products and services. Visit http://blog.centriaperformance.com.

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IFMA’s World Workplace Conference + Expo 2015 Oct. 7-9 Colorado Convention Center, Denver www.worldworkplace.ifma.org

NeoCon East Oct. 26-27 Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md. www.neoconeast.com

CORRECTION:

On page 34 of the April issue, we incorrectly credited the photo of the Sick Kids Hospital. It should have been Tom Arban. We also failed to credit the photographer of the Riverview Elementary School that ran on p. 48. It was taken by Benjamin Benschneider.

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Noteworthy The USGBC will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge. Mohawk Group received the first Manufacturing Visionary Award from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) for its commitment to the ILFI’s mission and leadership manufacturing products that contribute to a healthy environment. The company has 18 Declare labels that cover the majority of its commercial offerings. MaxLite was recognized by the U.S. EPA with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient

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Two new wind turbines within the Eiffel Tower’s structure will help power the commercial areas on the first floor.

Armstrong has expanded its recycling program to include its Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). Armstrong LVT and qualifying LVT products will be recycled into new flooring product at the company’s Stillwater, Okla. and Lancaster, Pa. facilities. The AIA New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture named David Burney, FAIA, interim executive director. Energy Center of Wisconsin has changed its name to Seventhwave. AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected the U.S. GSA Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle as the recipient of the Top Ten Plus award, which recognizes one past AIA COTE Top Ten Project Award recipient that has shown quantifiable metrics demonstrating the impact achieved by its sustainable design. Lutron Electronics’ Chairman, Founder and Director of Research Joel Spira passed away. Spira patented the first electronic light dimmer and developed an industry dedicated to lighting control. DaVinci Roofscapes recycles more than 300,000 lbs. of polymer roofing tile scraps each year.

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NEWS:

French Say Mais Ouí to Windpower The City of Light has already become a fan of saving

Jeff Fenwick, president and COO, Tarkett North America, has

energy with LEDs, and now it has embraced renewables:

been elected to the Int’l. Interior Design Assn. (IIDA) Board of

The French recently upgraded the Eiffel Tower with two

Directors. In other news, Tarkett named Glen Morrison presi-

vertical axis wind turbines from Urban Green Energy. UGE

dent and CEO of its North American operations.

says the VisionAIR5 turbines will produce 10,000 kWh of electricity annually, enough power to offset the commer-

The National Elevator Industry has elected Lawrence Wash

cial areas of the Eiffel Tower’s first floors. It is speculated

NEII president. Wash currently serves as KONE Americas

that the impetus for the installation may be related to the

executive vice president.

COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change taking place this fall in Paris, but the hope is that millions of visitors who

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has elected

tour the monument will become more familiar with decen-

Chris Pastorius, Vice President and General Manager for

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Project: Wedding venue, Saitama, Japan Design: Hironaka Ogawa General Contractor: Unavailable Completion: 2012

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Configura, maker of the space-planning software

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CET Designer, will now make its capabilities available

updates can be made on the spot. Furniture and appliance

via web browser—any time, anywhere. This data- and

manufacturers, clients and designers all benefit from

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to a high-end computer to operate; now, photorealistic

Configura’s cloud solution will be unveiled at NeoCon 2015;

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STONE + MASONRY:

Soapstone New cutting and design technologies can make marble appear as if it has been effortlessly carved from soap rather than solid stone. Curated by Rafaello Galliotto, the Digital Lithic Design display at Fouri Salone exhibited the three-dimensional, perforated and modular capabilities of a block of marble. The Retina decorative partition, by Galliotto, is the result of an automated diamond-wire cutting design process pioneered by Lithos Design to reduce waste and increase accuracy in stone and marble design. Visit www.lithosdesign.com or Circle

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By Vilma Barr, contributing writer

Building Artistry The one-profile-fits-all theory has been left behind for many building types. Owners now favor distinction and name recognition in the structures they commission. Design responses include dramatic sculptural elements, thoughtful surface treatments, and lighting and materials mixed in near-painterly fashion.

When the 38-story Seagram Building received its first tenants in 1958, they entered a sleek, bronze-and-glass architectural statement, a new and distinctive addition to the New York scene. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it received wide acclaim as a modern design masterpiece. The bronze-clad original, with amber windows, is still impressive today. Its pared-down aesthetic profile, however,

has proven to be widely replicated. With a lack of God in the details, mediocre or worse copies of Mies’ original elegant skyscraper design proliferate in commercial centers worldwide. Now, 57 years and two generations later, owners and developers of new construction or those upgrading existing structures are asking their architects for a building envelope that is distinctive, different and communicates a memorable visual image. We selected the examples shown on the following pages for their singular approach to satisfying user functional and operational requirements while bringing imagination to the buildings themselves, and artistry in the interpretation of building materials.

They are site-specific, guided by urban or open scapes for contextual inspiration. End uses range from educational institutions to parking garages, from offi ces to residences. Creativity is evident in massing and surface techniques for small structures as well as extraordinarily large buildings: from a school in France seemingly constructed of children’s building blocks, to a most unusual parking structure in Los Angeles, to this spectacular concert hall and conference center in Iceland.

Some of the trends to watch, with examples from the following projects: w Angular/flowing shapes

w Angular stairs

w Integrated lighting

w Interlocking L-shaped forms

w Materials used like fabric

w Undulating wood and glass roof and canopies

w Triangular mass and curved wings

w Perforated swaths of metal mesh

w Alternating solid and illuminated panels

w Circular concrete structures

w Surface dimensionality

w Steel and glass “quasi-bricks”

w Strong exterior dimensional elements

w Panel systems featuring thin concrete fins

w Translucent and opaque glazing to control solar heat gain

w Full-height glass fissures

w Stepped-down profile and façade treatments

w Crystalline use of glass

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Project: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Architect: Larsen Architects Architect of Record: Batteriio Architects

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Harpa-Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre Reykjavik, Iceland

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Project: Harpa-Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre Client: Harpa, Portus Group AGO; Totus Architect: Henning Larsen Architects Architect of Record: Batteriio Architects Artist/Collaborator: Olafus Eliasson Lighting: Henning Larsen Architects; Batteriio Architects; Zumtobel Glass: South China Glass; Schell Glass; Samverk Lighting: Zumtobel (façade); íAV; Exton Concrete: BM Vallá Photos: Henning Larsen Architects

HAND-FASHIONED SKIN The geometric profile of the centre gleams with crafted “quasi-brick” units fashioned from 10 types of glass.

Inspired by the surrounding Icelandic landscape, the Harpa Centre’s crystalline façade reflects light from the city of Reykjavik, ocean and sky. The intricately fashioned skin connects the angled exterior expression of the concert hall and the conference center of the 301,000-sq.-ft. building located at the harbor’s edge. Artist Olafus Eliasson created a structural overlay of “quasi-bricks”—stacked geometric constructions of steel and glass that mirror the environment, resembling Iceland’s crystallized basalt columns. For the south façade, 823 individually crafted 12-sided quasi-brick units were installed, some large enough to hold a person. The

remaining façades and the roof were made of sectionalized two-dimensional variants of the 12-sided system, creating flat façades of five- and six-sided polygonal structural frames. Across all four of the building’s facades are 10 different types of glass, including three dichroic colored glass—yellow, green and orange. Mounted to the rear vertical profile of the façade’s steelwork are more than 700 4.6-ft.-long RGB LED strip lights, incorporated into a slim aluminum extrusion designed to match the geometry of its specific quasibrick. Each strip light is individually addressable to create a color-changing light show.

A structural overlay of “quasi-bricks”—stacked geometric constructions of steel and glass that mirror the environment—help re-create Iceland’s crystallized basalt columns. The remaining façades are made of sectionalized two-dimensional variants of the 12-sided system, creating flat façades of five- and six-sided polygonal structural frames. 24

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Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland, Fla.

Opened in 2014 as the newest engineering school in the United States, the 200,000-sq.-ft. Innovation, Science, and Technology Building is located on the north side of a central linear lake. The $60 million, two-story reinforced concrete structure houses labs, classrooms, offi ces and common areas. It is surrounded by a system of 84 connected pergolas that enclose the encircling terraces. Its futuristic circular footprint is a white organic statement on 170 acres of the flat,

FOLLOWING THE SUN The glass sheathed building is topped by a 250-ft.-long skylight shading system with 94 louvered arms that raise and lower to track the sun.

mottled green central Florida landscape. The outline is dominated by the pergola, a lightweight aluminum trellis that surrounds the building from the ground to the operable roof above the interior corridor. Mounted on the roof are a series of hydraulically activated louvers programmed to follow the course of the sun to provide shading to the 11,000-sq.-ft. commons area below, and to maximize daylight into the space.

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Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the $60 million Innovation, Science, and Technology Building is home to the university’s supercomputer, 3-D printing lab, and digital library. Florida Polytechnic is the first university with a main library that is completely digital.

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The facility is surrounded by a system of 84 connected pergolas that enclose the encircling terraces.

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Project: Florida Polytechnic University Client: Florida Polytechnic University Architect: Santiago Calatrava, FAIA Architect of Record: Alfonso Architects Concrete: Baker Concrete Hydraulic Cylinders: Atlantic Industrial Technologies Photos: © Santiago Calatrava, LLC

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Parking Structure No. 6 Santa Monica Parking structures, a necessary evil in cities—particularly in the sprawling, auto-centric Los Angeles region— typically present a bland face to their surroundings. For the City of Santa Monica’s Parking Structure No. 6, the architects painted the façade as if it were a mammoth modern art canvas. With spaces for 744 cars within its 286,000-sq.-ft. interior, on eight stories above ground and three below grade, the structure also boasts retail and bicycle parking on the ground floor. Two brightly-colored angular swaths across the major street-facing façade are exterior stairways. “The façade functions as a light-enhancement screen that brings light deep into the building structure, eliminating harsh glare at the edge,” says architect Christof Jantzen. Composed of panels that are folded outward to catch and redirect high-angle sunlight into the depths of the structure, the sawtooth design of red, orange and yellow Backer Panel is created in 1 mm stainless steel with a No. 8 finish. Perforated unfolded panels that are three-sixteenths-inch aluminum with Kynar finish allow for lowangle light to enter the garage. Jantzen points out that they allow for a transparency into the interior activity of the garage, creating a dynamic integration into the urban fabric of downtown Santa Monica.

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The placement of the colored timber and glass panels makes the facade appear as if the school was constructed of oversized children’s blocks.

G. Valbon School Bobigny, France

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Project: G. Valbon School Client: City of Bobigny Architect: Mikou Studio Materials: Natural timber panels, Timber-framed glazed panels on a horizontal grid Photos: Florian Kleinefenn

URBAN MOSAIC The building’s south-facing tiers allow maximum sunshine into the G. Valbon School’s playgrounds.

Colorful and lively, the façade of the multi-geometric G. Valbon School in Bobigny, a close-in Paris suburb, represents a visual community amenity. According to architect Selma Mikou, the façade … “is emblematic of the city centre’s renewal … a strong architectural landmark in its neighborhood.” The building with its mosaic pattern façade follows the site located between three thoroughfares, from a three-story mass to south-facing tiers, to allow maximum sunshine into the school’s playgrounds for its 400 students. Open exterior spaces within the 53,000-sq.-ft.-structure are framed with curving wall panels that restate the repetition of glass and colored wood panels.

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Designers continue to struggle with ensuring that their combustible cladding systems, weatherresistive barriers and foam plastic insulation specifications comply with newer International Building Code fire propagation limitations.

Contending with NFPA 285 Now that a few years have passed since the 2012 International Building Code incorporated the stringent NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 285 standard—requiring flame propagation testing for all combustible wall cladding components—the design community is slowly adjusting to this impactful code change.

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“There has been a lot of progress, mostly in awareness of the requirement; however there still exists a lot of confusion as to how to go about specifying a code compliant wall assembly,” states Roland Serino, P.E., systems engineering manager, Dryvit Systems, Providence, R.I. For starters, weather resistive barriers (WRB) and foam plastic insulation must pass the NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation

Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components if an architect wants to specify these types of products for Type I, II, III and IV buildings over 40 ft. above grade. In addition, the following cladding materials must also undergo testing: Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems, Metal Composite Materials, Fiber Reinforced Plastics and High Pressure Laminates. Where it really gets complicated is that the

wall must be tested as a full assembly, and if any one component is changed out, the assembly must be tested again. “Manufacturers have conducted testing on various assemblies, but the breadth of materials and the configurations of structures make pre-testing difficult,” explains Tom Savoy, technical director, Insulfoam, Prior Lake, Minn.

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“The IBC is written as a prescriptive—rather than performance—code. It’s difficult to answer whether the additional ‘fire protection’ provided by NFPA 285 assembly compliance is representative of the incremental ‘fire protection’ of the entire structure.” Benjamin Meyer, RA, LEED AP, Building Science And Sustainability Leader, DuPont Building Knowledge Center

Another ramification is the challenge of meeting newer continuous insulation (CI) code requirements with NFPA 285 compliant products and assemblies. “The natural CI solution was to include insulation products such as extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, polyisocyanurate and/or spray foam polyurethane on the exterior of the wall, under the exterior cladding,” explains Serino, “but since all these products are considered foam plastics, they are required to comply with NFPA 285, and because they are all supplied by various manufacturers, it is very difficult to show compliance with all the possible claddings and base wall options.” In order to circumvent this, many architects are settling for mineral wool, which doesn’t require testing, but offers a lower R-value, according to Richard Keleher, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, senior architect, The Thompson & Lichtner Co., Canton, Mass. For situations where it makes sense, liquid-applied insulating membranes can be a good alternative, as well as tested full wall assemblies provided by a single manufacturer—such as an EIFS with an air/water barrier, continuous insulation and exterior finish all in one system.

However, the vast majority of building projects are still leaving architects dazed and confused about how to specify a code compliant wall assembly. In fact, throughout Keleher’s 47-year architectural career, he has not witnessed an issue causing designers such uncertainty as NFPA 285. With an eye on building safety, building enclosure councils have been hard at work proposing exemptions and alternatives to make NFPA 285 requirements less severe. “The IBC is written as a prescriptive—rather than performance—code. Because of that, the entire code trades-off aspects of ‘fire protection’ with building size, occupancy and materials in almost every section of the code,” explains Benjamin Meyer, RA, LEED AP, building science and sustainability leader at DuPont Building Knowledge Center, Richmond, Va. “What’s difficult to answer is whether the additional ‘fire protection’ provided by NFPA 285 assembly compliance is representative of the incremental ‘fire protection’ of the entire structure. I don’t think that is an easy question to answer and it’s at the heart of the current debate.”

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE As shown in this test, wall assemblies with combustible components—namely air and water barriers, foam plastic insulation and specifi c cladding types–must pass NFPA 285 requirements for fl ame propagation, per the 2012 International Building Code.

What is the NFPA 285 Test? As it is conducted at a number of testing facilities including Intertek, Architectural Testing and Southwest Research Institute—costing between $50,000 and $60,000 a pop—the NFPA 285 test for exterior non-load-bearing wall assemblies involves a two-story testing structure with one burner inside the first-story test room and a second flame in the first-story window opening. In order to pass the 35-minute test, the assembly must be able to: • Contain both fires inside the first-story room. • Limit external flame propagation from the firststory window to no more than 10 ft. above the window top, and 5 ft. laterally from the window centerline. • Limit the temperature readings on the numerous thermocouples placed throughout the wall assembly to no more than 1000°F. The test structure itself must rise up at least 18 ft. with a minimum width of 13 ft., 4 in.

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TRIAL BY FIRE In order to ensure that combustible wall assembly products and systems meet NFPA 285 fire safety requirements, two burners are placed inside a twostory test structure, for a period of 35 minutes. The wall assembly must be able to contain the spread of flames to no more than 10 ft. above the window top, and 5 ft. laterally from the window centerline. Images courtesy: DuPont Building Innovations

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Fire-Rated Aesthetic A fabulous 53-ft.-diameter glass oculus crowns lower Manhattan’s new 180,000 sq.-ft. Fulton Center, integrating five subway stations served by nine subway lines with retail and office space. The design team—Grimshaw Architects and Arup— was also tasked with integrating fire-rated curtainwall into the overall design.

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The team wanted to maximize daylight streaming through the glass eye (also called the sky reflector net, based on artwork by James Carpenter Design Assocs.); however, only some of the two-level atrium required a fire-rated system: the upper level, plus a prominent lower level elevator core.

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Product: Technical Glass Products, Fireframes Curtainwall Series frames with Pilkington Pyrostop, Fireframes, Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames, Pilkington Pyrostop glass and SteelBuilt Curtainwall System Material: Glass, steel Glazing Contractor: Enclos Technical Glass Products www.fireglass.com

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The architects turned to Technical Glass Products (TGP) to help achieve a seamless look. By forming steel framing members into tubes as opposed to sheets, TGP used an extrusion-like process that supports a wide range of mullion profiles. By applying this process to both the rated and non-rated systems, TGP was able to match the Fireframes curtainwall with the non-rated SteelBuilt curtainwall’s slender profile. TGP also helped customize fire-rated Pilkington Pyrostop insulated glass units with the same decorative custom frit pattern as the non-rated glazing.

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Making Change Taking a look at where this action is, the local BEC in Massachusetts has proposed to exempt flashings, entire buildings that are equipped with qualifying automatic sprinkler systems, walls that are fireblocked and walls that are covered with terracotta, stucco or 0.5-in. thick, type × gypsum board from NFPA 285 testing. “We expect that most of the proposals will pass, and we are also proposing that these be submitted to the ICC for national adoption,” reports Keleher. Similar changes have been adopted in Washington D.C., Virginia and Indiana, and there is talk of changes in Minnesota, he adds. In particular, the District of Columbia eliminated the WRB test trigger, exempted fully sprinklered buildings and comes close to eliminating the requirement that foam plastics be NFPA 285 compliant in the 2013 D.C. Building Code Regulations. While much progress was made in Washington, D.C., it’s important to note that the city’s building height restrictions, which is around 100 ft. in most parts of the city, helped enable this. “The response from practitioners is

encouraging in that they are engaging in the process and asking good questions,” observes Meyer. On a national scale, Tom Remmele, director, technical services/R&D, Sto Corp., Atlanta, points out that the 2015 IBC has already incorporated a few NFPA 285 testing exemptions for WRBs, “provided the WRB is the only combustible component in the wall assembly and that it is covered with one of several approved claddings, or it meets ‘limited’ combustibility criteria as measured by ASTM E 1354, Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter.” Furthermore, many NFPA 285 code sections are up for revision in the 2018 IBC, which is currently going through proposals and balloting. “Hopefully, meaningful progress can be made to provide alternate paths for practitioners while improving overall life safety in the building code,” says Meyer, “but unfortunately, it will be 2021 before many jurisdictions begin to incorporate the changes that will be established this year in the IBC.”

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Despite these adjustments and potential changes, designers are still left with the responsibility of seeking out NFPA 285 code compliant systems. With no central database to turn to at this time, they are largely relying on manufacturers for this information. While many companies are publishing this data on their websites, Remmele suggests that International Code Council-ES Evaluation Reports listing tested assemblies is the most authoritative source of such data. Looking for a way to better leverage NFPA 285-compliant product information, James “Tex” Fielland, an independent software engineer and mathematician based in Tampa, was recently hired by a couple of foam insulation manufacturers to develop customized on-line search applications to help designers build virtual NFPA 285-compliant systems. “Architects are very busy and prefer known, trusted designs rather than investigating alternatives,” states Fielland. “The NFPA-285 Selector makes it a trivial exercise to investigate a manufacturer’s code compliant systems, as opposed to wading through engineering reports.” Fielland’s software tool also allows users to generate compliant walls and produce a report to present to AHJs when demonstrating compliance. “Further, the application allows an architect to quickly investigate various ways to insulate the NFPA-285 wall to minimize cost, wall thickness, meet energy requirements and test it for moisture problems.” In addition, Fielland has had preliminary discussions with the American Institute of Architects about developing a non-proprietary, comprehensive database of NFPA 285 compliant systems. “It would be a very big and ongoing project to assemble all of the assemblies into one [AIA] database, but it would really help the profession,” relates Keleher. “In fact, I just finished leading a one-and-a-half-hour workshop at the National Institute of Building Science’s BEST4 conference with 100 attendees discussing how huge this problem is. There is a LOT of angst out there, and Tex’s project might alleviate some of that.” In a similar vein, Dennis C. Italia, owner of Metro Building Solutions, a Flemington, N.J.-based manufacturer’s rep firm specializing in building envelope systems, says “with so many choices of insulation, air/vapor barriers, exterior claddings and other critical envelope components, it is imperative that a design professional has the necessary resources available to make intelligent choices on their project’s final envelope design. An all-encompassing software program—such as the one being developed by Tex Fielland, which integrates energy code and NFPA-285 compliance—would be a breath of fresh air for the entire construction industry.” NFPA 285 COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE

Engineering Judgement Option Although the number of tested products, systems and assemblies is growing over time, more and more architects seem to be turning to another compliance alternative: bringing in experts to evaluate a particular assembly and furnish what’s called an engineering judgment letter. “Use of analysis by qualified fire protection engineers to justify conservatively designed—from a fire safety standpoint—wall assemblies, in lieu of testing, is becoming more prevalent,” confirms Remmele. “Technical analysis makes sense, since there is precedent for doing this with other fire tests (such as ASTM E-119, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials); it can be done in a relatively short time; and these engineering judgements can be made by qualified individuals without the added cost and time required for testing, while still maintaining fire safety code compliance.” In fact, companies like DuPont have actively been working with designers to help “demystify” the scope and applications of the engineering judgment approach to compliance. Adds Meyer, “NFPA 285 engineering judgements are new to many designers, but increasingly, these kinds of professional judgements can be the most effective means of compliance.”

If individual manufacturers or the American Institute of Architects were to adopt this NFPA Selector software tool, architects would be able to rapidly investigate different design scenarios while being fully assured of an NFPA 285-compliant assembly. In the walls rendering above, the assembly can be built with various insulation and material strategies, the U-Factor is immediately calculated and built-in rules prohibit a non-NFPA 285-compliant assembly. Once the architect designs the NFPA 285-compliant wall assembly with the Selector tool, an illustration of the assembly is displayed via the software’s drawing export.

NFPA 285 engineering judgements are new to many designers, but these professional judgements are often the most effective means of compliance. Companies like DuPont have been working with designers to demystify the scope and application of the approach.

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Since 2012, with changes to the IBC and NFPA 101 regarding fire rating, much more glass has made its way into projects. Still, it’s critical for designers to understand the different degrees of fire-rated glass, and especially the difference between fire-resistive and fire-protective glass and framing. “We’ve definitely made strides in letting architects know they can use firerated glass and the fact that they must use the right kind of glass,” says Diana San Diego, vice president of marketing with SaftiFirst. “It’s also about understanding and designating specific areas of egress where you strategically want to put your glass to create safe zones for exiting in case of a fire.” Aesthetics are still an issue. One big question the manufacturer receives is whether architects can eliminate vertical mullions. “The answer is now yes,” says San Diego, referring to Safti’s Superlite IIIXL line. Another trend affecting product development is delivering glazing and curtainwall systems that are not only fire rated, but are also hurricane and even blast resistant. “When people are talking about resiliency, they’re really trying to do it with one system, if possible,” says San Diego. “Our challenge is to make the glass as inconspicuous as possible.” One pleasant development for designers has been a drop in cost. Granted, she says high-end ceramic products remain expensive, but 20- and 45-minute rated options can be quite economical. Exploring options and containing costs can be achieved if manufacturers are brought in early to help. This was the case at the Aspen Art Museum (above), where Safti helped the facility implement a 2-hour curtainwall that addressed thermal and infiltration issues while meeting budget.

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cities mandate building energy disclosure By Megan Mazzocco, Senior Editor

Portland and Atlanta have become the 12th and 13th cities to enact energy transparency initiatives that mandate power consumption information be disclosed to prospective renters and buyers. Developers, particularly in the mixed-use market, should take heed for as more urban hubs initiate such energy ordinances, they’ll only stand to benefit by calculating sustainable design into their business plans.

To keep up with energy transparency mandates, the A/E/C industry must focus on the transition from energy modeling to actual building performance, says the New Buildings Institute and the National Institute of Building Sciences. The two groups organized the “Getting to Results” conference last summer, a meeting that launched a joint platform for researching accurate methods and means of measuring and verifying building performance. Their findings (available in the Resource Library at newbuildings.org) aim to help educate architects, engineers, building operators, property managers and municipalities about how to implement energy monitoring in cities requiring it (see graphic, opposite page). These energy transparency mandates sweeping the urban hubs of North America have perked up the proverbial ears of mixed use and multi-family market developers. Those who have embraced the change

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have begun building and retrofitting offices, shopping centers and apartment buildings in sustainable style, re-imagining their business models to participate in this new mode of thinking. “It’s a pretty ambitious thing for developers,” says Greenville, S.C.-based 4240 Architecture’s Matt Cecere, who designed such a project near Clemson University. “But when they own and operate these buildings for 10 to 15 years, the opportunity to realize return on investment is there,” says the architect. Along with the transformation, Cecere also observes developers reinventing Class-A amenities: instead of boasting the volumes of energy they can possibly provide, realtors and brokers now entice prospective tenants with green demonstrations such as building integrated solar arrays or tenant-accessible green roof spaces. Following are three case studies that illustrate this new trend in mixed-use developments.

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“Communities and owners want measurable performance data: they want to know whether greenhouse gas emissions are lower, whether energy consumption has been reduced and even whether the building has achieved zero-energy usage.”

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Project: ONE Greenville Location: Greenville, S.C. Architect: 4240 Architecture Client: Hughs Development Mixed Use: Office and retail Photos: above: Courtesy Christopher Barrett of Christopher Barrett Photography. All other images: Courtesy Raul Garcia of Astula Photography

ONE Greenville Matt Cecere, the project architect/project manager for the project—a mix of retail and office space— says the team designed a traditional low-rise podium offering with retail on the ground, that rises into two conjoined office towers on top. Clemson University’s Graduate School of Real Estate, the main tenant of one tower, benefits from an intensive green roof space of trees, shrubs and a deck meant to function like the urban equivalent of a campus quad. Cecere targeted lighting and plug loads of 1-3 watts/sq. ft.—“a challenge in the office world,” he says. Yet, the payoff—less installation labor and fewer materials—is immediate. Today’s less energyintensive lighting, computers and equipment make this possible; however, that detail needs to reach

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the business side, says Cecere. “For some reason, realtors or brokers want to advertise how much power they can offer or sell to their tenants.” To turn that conversation around, he notes that a small, perfectly oriented solar array produces about 32-36 kWh per year. ONE Greenville’s renewable energy demonstration accounts for about 1% of the building’s power usage and increased the cost of the project, but the environmental gesture appealed to tenants, who agreed to absorb the cost. As part of its business model, the developer operates the building. A Trane Trace Building system shows solar production and records buildings systems data, while E-MOND-MON sub-metering systems monitor gas and water usage.

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CAMPUS GREEN A green roof space of trees, shrubs and a deck is designed to function as a campus quad for ONE tenant Clemson University Graduate School of Real Estate.

Today’s less energy-intensive lighting, computers and equipment make lower lighting and plug loads possible; however, the benefit of that needs to be better understood by realtors and brokers.

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East Coast Passive Homes Up the coast in New York City, Jorge Mastropietro leads mixed-use and multifamily design firm JMA. A native of Argentina, Mastropietro completed his studies in Spain, then moved to New York to work with Rafael Viñoly. Now he leads his firm to build edifices to Passive House standards—when a client agrees, of course. It’s a sharp contrast from European countries like Germany, where the government requires builders to meet Passive House standards. NYC developers are obligated to cover some extra costs as environmental standards grow moderately stricter; but in Jersey City, location of JMA’s 93 Bright Street project, clients don’t want to foot the extra cost. “It’s hard, because there is nothing mandating them to do it,” says Mastropietro. A bit of an activist, Mastropietro has developed a unique business model by which the firm self-develops—or designs, finances and builds—the projects they believe to be “next generation” and the best way to realize a multifamily apartment building. This is truly an effort of passion, not profit, for as the initial investor, the firm loses the extra 7% to 10% profit that goes along with building to such high performance standards. “We are doing it because we believe in this and we need to educate people,” says Mastropietro. The firm works with Sustainable Jersey City to educate municipalities,

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developers and the public about Passive House design. “Developers and brokers need to understand this and how to sell it,” says Mastropietro. Sustainable New Jersey asked if JMA’s 93 Bright Street apartments attracted tenants looking for Passive House design. “To be honest, no,” admits Mastropietro. “They don’t care about the extra attic insulation or the LED lights, they just love the apartment layout and the beautiful inside.” A tenant in the penthouse actually asked to tear out her green roof and just put in concrete. Mastropietro had to explain the green roof’s benefit before she relented—and only then when he told her altering the roof would void the warranty. Not discouraged, JMA has designed another project in Harlem. “Passive House standards are much higher than what New York City requires— that’s where we get the complications,” explains Mastropietro. It presents a problem when city codes and inspectors have not been updated to include passive design principles. Mastropietro will be disseminating this new knowledge among the city’s offi ces in this next build out. For instance, the project requires a different kind of HVAC system than a traditional multifamily residence. “The building department and city offi cials have to understand this,” says Mastropietro.

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Project: Apartment Building Location: Jersey City, N.J. Architect: JMA Photos: Courtesy JMA

GOOD DESIGN INCLUDED It was this four-flat’s floor plan and layout—not the green and sustainable factor—that piqued tenants’ interest in living there, admits Mastropietro.

SHOWER OF DAYLIGHT Every bathroom has access to daylight; features include skylights as shown here.

GOOD FOR THE CITY Every tenant has an outdoor space; the penthouse has access to a green roof that tops off the building. “Green roofs are good for people and the city,” says Mastropietro.

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SHADING DETAIL The curved aperture detail acts a sunshade for office windows and gives an architectural identity to the buildings.

PUBLIC PRIVATE CO-OP The placement of the two buildings forms a plaza. The pedestrian level plaza features retail and dining opportunities and provides a public space from dawn till dusk.

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“Mr. Lemelson could have done something that didn’t make financial sense, because he’s a billionaire, but he wanted to prove to future developers that you can do a sustainable building with conventional methods of financing.” Grayson Hart, Pre-Construction Manager, McKinstry

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Portland[ia] Across the country, notable Portland resident Ron Lemelson is taking measures to promote conscientious development at One North, a Class-A office and retail space. “The developer is really interested in energy efficiency and policy related to energy efficiency, and that applies to climate change,” reports Holst project architect Cory Hawbecker. Lemelson previously worked with architects Hamer and Hand to design and build his own domicile to Passive House standards; believing wholeheartedly in the sustainable philosophy, he then set out to build an office building with the same care and attention to sourcing of materials and energy consumption. A private citizen with means beyond the typical developer, Lemelson engaged in the process of a traditionally funded project to illustrate the achievement of a high-performance, attractive design at market-rate rent; in fact, the overall build cost was not far out of line with typical construction costs, reports Hawbecker. “He could have done something that didn’t make financial sense, because he’s a billionaire,” adds Grayson Hart, pre-construction manager at McKinstry, the project’s contractor. “But he wanted to prove to future developers that you can do a sustainable building with conventional methods of financing.” The design follows basic Passive House principles and includes several elements of style: Curvilinear apertures

act as sunshades while providing an architectural expression around east and west facing windows. Heavy timber construction is executed with glulam beams covered by exposed tongue-and-groove lock-deck. “It’s gorgeous,” says Hart. “And it reduces the carbon footprint of the structure,” adds Hawbecker. The teams worked off of two energy-modeling schemes to decipher the most cost-effective strategies for reducing energy consumption; in addition to the most obvious strategy of reducing demand with orientation and massing, plus an LED lighting and controls scheme; some solar arrays were also used on the project. Not all the sustainable initiatives panned out. There is piping installed to recover rejected heat from the refrigeration system at the supermarket across the street, to save energy; however, “they need to look at how long ROI will take—the answer right now is, like 175 years,” says Hart. McKinstry will be part of the service contract, which partly involves verifying that tenants are meeting stricter-than-average energy consumption requirements. Hopefully, their roof deck amenities—with sweeping views to the mountains and downtown—will motivate tenants to pass muster on their energy reports. Or maybe in Portland, being a part of such an ambitious project is motivation enough.

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THE NEWLY OPENED HALE’OLEO (HOUSE OF LANGUAGE) BUILDING IN HILO IS ALREADY A LANDMARK. As part of the University of Hawaii, the domed roof was inspired by the traditional pili grass thatched homes of the island, and specifically the home of Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani. Building that curve was far more challenging in metal than it was with thatch. Special curving machines were used to form the concave and convex shapes of the panels and batten caps and corresponding soffit panels and siding panels. A coating that could endure compound bending was essential. Dura Coat Product’s Durapon 70® was the logical choice for its flexibility, durability and long-term performance. Its tough surface can easily withstand installation scratching, scuffing, marring, staining and transit abrasion. Durapon 70 is a premium PVDF coating used with Dura Coat’s thick film primer for coastal and heavy industrial environments along with Edge Seal to protect cut edges. Colors range from this Hawaiian Red to metallics and exotics with countless shades in between. Durapon 70s cool pigments deflect UV rays to retain color and gloss and Durapon complies with the Cool Roof Rating Council, Energy Star and LEED standards. Fabricated with nature-friendly formulations, Durapon 70 stands up to the elements and for the elements. For roofs fit for royalty, call 951-341-6500 or 256-350-4300.

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THE INDUSTRIAL AGE Ideal for retail or mixed use settings seeking an industrial-inspired look, the Saint-Germain marries raw iron with industrial steel bolts, tie-rods, washers and fasteners to produce a nostalgic restroom collection. THG-Paris has successfully captured the hub and pipe system look of the 1950s and transformed it into two faucet handles and a spout. THG-Paris www.thg.fr

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PLUG INTO THE GRID Using a highly configurable and expandable grid frame, designers now can create their own spotlight configurations with the Element LED Build-Your-Own Multiples fixture platform. From simple “L” shapes to more complex “X” arrays, the fixtures can be specified to be mudded into ceiling drywall or ordered with flangeless trims for a sleek, below-the-ceiling appearance. Tech Lighting www.techlighting.com

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GOOD SPORT Ideal for low to mid-rise buildings, Kawneer’s 1600 Series curtainwall system was the perfect application for DICK’s Sporting Goods in Cranberry Township, Pa. The stick fabricated and pressure glazed system features concealed fasteners for a smooth, monolithic appearance. The sporting outlet also incorporates the Trifab framing system for both aesthetics and high functionality. Kawneer www.kawneer.com

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COILED CURTAIN Thanks to the Fabricoil architectural coiled wire fabric system, visitors to iPic Entertainment’s new Los Angeles cinema are treated to a dramatic, chic effect upon entering the lobby. Made up of 3/16-in.-thick galvanized steel pieces, the suspended coils come in antique copper, stain bronze and silver-toned finishes. Cascade Architectural www.fabricoil.com

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UPDATED EFFICIENCY DrivePak Advanced Rooftop Control (ARC) is an expanded model of the DrivePak HVAC retrofit upgrade. By incorporating integrated economizer control and CO2 Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) with DrivePak load-matching fan speed control, it further optimizes energy savings and indoor air quality. Built-in fault detection addresses a common problem related to non-functioning economizer equipment by providing notification of abnormal behavior or malfunctioning equipment. Using the upgraded control, older units can become more efficient and can be updated to meet standards set for new rooftop unit equipment.

You work hard to create stunning high-bay spaces, but they can have a unique set of HVAC challenges. With Airius fans, we can help to gain control of your space by mixing the air from ceiling to floor to reduce temperature layering known as stratification. Give us a call at 303.772.2633 or visit www.theairpear.com

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Vinyl, Yes; Phthalates, No Reflecting on the benefits and drawbacks of specifying colorful vinyl. Compared to the beige-blahs of its corridors, the Au Bon Pain in the hospital I eventually found myself in after a trip to the emergency room with my son, looked like a circus. It struck me that the Revl vinyl to the right, or the Tjep.Cubism collection from Wolf-Gordon below, would have provided an uplifting element for anxious families and patients. But is vinyl, and more specifi cally the phthalate plasticizers often found within its composition, harmful? Probably not. The Vinyl Institute reports that 25% of all medical devices containing plastics are made with vinyl, and the FDA has determined that benefits outweigh risks, except in certain patient populations, like premature male newborns. Still, given any health risk, should you specify it? Home Depot says no, vowing to eliminate phthalates from its product offerings. And there’s so much innovation in material science and biocomposites right now, it’s frankly, hard to justify.

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A REVOLUTION IN VINYL It has taken such a bad rap of late that vinyl has staged a revolution in Revl, a new high-performance, coated textile engineered with stain-resistance, superior durability and cleanability. It releases permanent marker, denim dye transfer and food stains, and withstands the harshest disinfectants. The made-in-USA Revl is ideal for healthcare, commercial, education and hospitality environments.

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Integrating Grohe’s SilkMove cartridge, which lets users set the faucet’s temperature range with a limited handle swivel, the redesigned Eurosmart features a streamlined new look. Increasing the distance between the spout and level and raising the faucet height has made the fixture more comfortable to operate.

New Lyra Ceilings offer a smooth, white, drywall-like visual in an acoustical ceiling available in 17 standard panel sizes for non-standard building modules. In addition, Lyra offers made-to-order size capability for unique installation options. The fine-textured panels are available in square lay-in and regular panels that offer excellent noise reduction (NRC 0.95) and easy access to the ceiling plenum.

Joining a growing lineup of LED lamps with the visual appeal—and omnidirectional performance—of old-school incandescents is this collection of Filament LED lamps. The shapes and bases make these one-for-one replacements for a range of standard-size applications, while using a fraction of the wattage of the lamps they can replace.

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Meeting market preferences for symmetrical, sharp-angled bathtubs, Jacuzzi introduces the Bianca freestanding tub in a white high-gloss acrylic. With a generous 18.5-in. soaking depth, the durable, easy-to-clean model comes in a standard 66-in. × 36-in. × 24-in.

Echo glass looks like a visualization of reverberations. The rippled pattern is perceived against its backdrop as it playfully partitions a space while allowing for maximum light transmission.

USAI Lighting has designed and engineered a nearly invisible LED housing—the thinnest on the market. At just 2.75 in., BeveLED Flat is ideal for cramped plenum space or any lighting retrofit and creates a crisp, clean lighting design. Available in square, round, trim and trim-less designs.

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FULL INTEGRATION As shown here at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Houma, La., the Formavue window system seamlessly integrates with the Formawall insulated metal wall as part of Centria’s Smart-R Wall System. Incorporating an integrated head, sill and jamb details with large thermal breaks and added insulation in the window frame head, the system leverages high efficiencies.

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Above: Jaga’s Freedom radiator provides stylish, compact & efficient HVAC.

RADIATING FREEDOM The Freedom radiator may be small, but it offers heating and cooling output comparable to units that are twice as large. The compact, contemporary design can be integrated into any climate-control dynamic, making it the perfect match for heat pumps or condensing systems and geothermal or solar energy. The radiator features a modular housing design that is fabricated from recycled aluminum, creating a robust yet contemporary look. Sleek aluminum grills and black rubber lining add to a refined finish that is strong enough to stand on. Jaga www.jaga-usa.com

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MODERN FOR MAINSTREAM High-tech design of porcelain tile reaches the next level with a new series targeting the American marketplace. Combining cement and stone, Bayside features cutting-edge design that still maintains mass-market appeal. Mediterranea uses Dynamic HD Imaging inkjet technology to replicate cement and stone graphics and deliver a clean, more minimalist look. Available in three sizes and four neutral colors with additional mosaic strips in two sizes. Mediterranea www.mediterranea-usa.com

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Available in four colors—Tobacco, Pewter, Camel and Pearl (shown)—Bayside captures the look of cement and stone in porcelain tile.

LIGHT RAIL Wagner’s easy-to-install, durable glass railing system has a range of options for its visual appearance and does not require welding. The glass infill system is finished with type 316 satin-finished stainless steel for performance in interior or exterior environments. Wagner www.wagnercompanies.com

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MY, WHAT SMALL FEET YOU HAVE Trac-Master 258L and 259L LED wall wash/flood fixtures are designed with a narrow footprint that enables more fixtures on a single run of track. The luminaires are available in four color temperatures, from 2700K to 4000K, with an optional high colorrendering index of 90. Light-control accessories to control glare and spill also are available. Juno Lighting Group www.junolightinggroup.com

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Education’s top pick for acoustical movable glass partitions

OPERABLE PARTITIONS Hufcor steel-framed operable partitions set the standard for quality, durability, sound separation, and ease of movement. They are the creative way to add flexibility and functionality to your space.

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Hufcor glass wall...the sound choice Hufcor offers a full line of interior movable glass walls for optimal space division and daylighting functionality. Divide rooms without floor tracks using time tested, top-hung folding and sliding glass partitions. Achieve up to 44 STC rated acoustical separation to create private spaces that still allow natural light to shine brightly within your classrooms. A rugged frame provides the durability needed within school environments.

DRY ERASE OPTION Hufcor now offers a trimless, full height dry erase panel face for our operable partition line. The new magnetic steel face coating system can be used for writing or projection.

Hufcor’s glass wall systems were a Top 50 pick by Architectural Products Readers. With new acoustical sound absorption materials, Hufcor’s acoustic glass wall can achieve up to a 0.65 NRC.

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To learn more about how Hufcor can transform your classroom space, visit www.hufcor.com/glasswall.

Earn one LU/HSW with Hufcor’s new AIA/CES program. To schedule a “Lunch and Learn” presentation, contact your local Hufcor representative. Go to www.hufcor.com and click on Find Your Distributor. Or for the on-line version, visit www.thecontinuingarchitect.com. SUMMIT VERTICAL LIFT PARTITIONS With the touch of a button, the panels in this innovative retractable wall system cascade down through a narrow slot in the ceiling, quietly sliding into place, and rise to store above the ceiling when not needed. Optional full-width writing surfaces are available. Hufcor

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SPRAWLING SURFACE As tile sizes grow dramatically large, why not just call on a solid surface? The rugged beauty of Neolith compact sinterized surfaces are wellsuited to kitchen, bathroom, countertops and flooring, plus exterior facades and other outdoor spaces. Composed of clay, feldspar, silica and natural mineral oxides, Neolith is a 100% recyclable surfacing product with near-zero porosity. It is inherently wear, scratch, heat resistant and its all-natural colors are fade-protected. The Size www.thesize.es

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IT MARKETS ITS CORNERS The Noventa luminaire offers numerous mounting options for meeting unique application needs, with 90-degree, corner-turning illumination that casts light in two directions. Suspended as a “diamond,” it can wash opposing corridor walls; as an “L,” it can provide wall-washing and direct downlight. It can also be mounted into wall corners to provide architectural emphasis.

Contour frameless, stone wool acoustic baffles

ACOUSTIC ADJUSTMENT Contour frameless, stone wool acoustic baffles are ideal in tall or even multi-story spaces where a drop-ceiling is not the desired look. The baffles work great for acoustical dampening in noisy spaces; they can be artfully installed to provide visual interest for hotel and hospitality, lobbies or open-plan office environments. Rockfon www.rockfon.com

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RECLAIMED FAUX WOOD One of Daltile’s seven new 2015 collections, Yorkwood Manor presents such an authentic reclaimed wood look—thanks to Reveal Imaging technology—it’s hard to believe the tiles are glazed porcelain. Down to the cracked paint and water stain detailing, the tiles are available in birchtree, pecan and deep walnut and come in 6-in. × 36-in. plank sizes. Daltile www.daltile.com

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TAKING A THERMAL BREAK InsulTech ICMU is a complete thermally broken insulated masonry system. It offers high thermal efficiency in a design that combines a preassembled structural masonry unit, a molded highperformance Neopor EPS insulation insert (which provides an R-value of 15.2) and a thin veneer face. Available in both standard finishes as well as Trenwyth colors and textures, units are 12 in. × 8 in. × 16 in. Internal stainless steel metal anchors molded into the EPS inserts ensure safe connection to the back wall. Oldcastle www.insultechsystem.com

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Daylighting systems produced with Azon structural thermal barrier technologies—the MLP™ or Dual Cavity—for aluminum windows along with high performance glazing components for insulating glass, will yield a fenestration system capable of upholding the highest efficiency and sustainability standards.

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NICE PERM The new Aero-Perm line of permeable air and water barriers is offered in both fluid-applied, water-based (WB) and self-adhering membrane (SA) versions, which both create flexible protection over exterior wall assemblies. Water vapor can pass through the material, while air-leakage is minimized, meaning buildings are both more efficient and less susceptible to mold and other moisture damage. Garland Co. www.garlandco.com

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IT’S PURE GENIUS What makes a genius? Something or someone that displays exceptional ability. Meet that something—World Dryer’s new VERDEdri high speed hand dryer. What makes it exceptional can be found in a variety of things. First, it is equipped with a HEPA filtration system to reduce airborne contaminates and improve hygiene quality. Perfect for places where clean really counts. Plus, the fact that it packs a punch with only 950 watts, making it

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World Dryer offers a full portfolio of fast, state-of-the-art hand dryers designed to fit the individual needs of any facility. For more than 60 years, our products have set the industry standard by integrating leading technology, convenient functionality and attractive design to give every user an unparalleled experience. Experience a world of choice! Contact World Dryer today at 800.323.0701 or visit us at www.worlddryer.com.

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IN THE ZONE The new Hardie Reveal Panel System makes chic, colorful facades that are specifically engineered to endure the climate zone in which they will be installed. James Hardie www.jameshardiecommercial.com

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The Reveal commercial panel system features James Hardie’s ColorPlus technology for fade resistance and color accuracy.

BOOK MATCHED The Fiction and Non-Fiction collections offer an ombré effect ranging from subtle to dramatic with tonal textures on neutral backgrounds. Though the carpet collections sound fitting for a library setting, their functional design and performance were created to work in diverse market segments. Both Fiction and Non-Fiction are available in 10 colorways. J+J Invision www.jj-invision.com

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FASTER INSTALLATION CertainTeed Ceilings is making it easier for building professionals to specify all their ceiling and grid needs from a single source with the addition of Drywall Grid. The new, code-compliant grid system complements the company’s line of high-performance gypsum board, establishing a single, reputable source for fire-rated drywall and non-fire-rated drywall ceiling solutions. Drywall Grid is a heavy-duty, double-web T-bar profile suspension system that is used in place of traditional framing or furring to install drywall ceilings, reducing installation time and saving labor and material costs. It features a 1.5-in. flange width that is knurled to make screw installation easier.

ENHANCED FIRE RESISTANCE Georgia-Pacific Gypsum delivers a new wallboard providing increased safety and security. Patent-pending ToughRock Fireguard 45 Gypsum Board is the only standard 0.5-in. interior wallboard to be enhanced with fire-resistance properties for use in a 45-minute UL classified fire rating. With the new Gypsum Board, builders can now give customers a cost-effective option for increased fire resistance in new or remodel construction. Georgia-Pacific www.buildgp.com

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CLARKDIETRICH WALL TYPE CREATOR™ ADD-IN FOR REVIT.® By allowing you to specify walls as you’re designing them, our first-of-its kind tool will streamline your workflow. But beyond saving you time, Wall Type Creator provides instant access to deeper, richer levels of BIM data. Specifically, build walls right into your current Revit® project that meet height, STC and UL® ratings. Download it for free at clarkdietrich.com/creator. STRONGER THAN STEEL.

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PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR LAMP The flamenco-dress-inspired Señorita pendant features a diffuser fashioned from 100% wool felt, topped by a turned beechwood section. The naturally flame-retardant felt creates a gentle pattern of shadows wherever it’s hung—and it can be disassembled and vacuumed whenever necessary. Jan Flook Lighting www.janflooklighting.com

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REAL WOOD VENEER Treefrog Press takes Treefrog’s popular Groove veneers a step further with deeper textures that emulate the look and feel of flooring, barn board and carved wood. Seven veneers feature popular lighter wood species like Ash, Walnut and White Oak, all available in 4-ft. × 8-ft. planks. Light melamine coating and flat laminate backer ensure install ease on vertical and light duty horizontal installations. Treefrog

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RAPID CLAD The clever and speedy MEG 1500 fully fabricated modular rainscreen cladding system offers a variety of prefabricated panel sizes, which are delivered with attachment profiles and color-matched screws to deliver a complete rainscreen cladding system in approximately 4-6 weeks. Designed specifically for light commercial and residential projects, as well as economical or modular builds, the rainscreen cladding is ideal for projects requiring fast turnaround and quick material delivery. Six popular exterior colors will be stocked; custom colors may be ordered.

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CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION The ComfortNet CTK04 communicating control for residential and light commercial installations features a full-color digital touchscreen and is compatible with all Daikin, Goodman and Amana unitary products, including the latest Daikin brand high-efficiency inverter-controlled variable speed technology air conditioners and heat pumps. It features user interaction logs that provide a searchable history of setting changes; configurable staging options can be controlled from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Goodman Manufacturing www.goodmanmfg.com

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Out of Sight... Peace of Mind Automatic Smoke and Fire Curtains Open Up Design Possibilities Colt automatic smoke and fire curtains from Bilco stay hidden until they’re needed. In the event of a fire, curtains automatically lower to aid emergency egress by protecting exit routes from smoke and heat. Products are equipped with an electric motor that holds the retracted curtain at ceiling level and unrolls the fabric automatically upon receiving a signal from a fire detection system.

POLISHED FORM AND FINISH The Thermocromex finish used on this campus building is a custom multi-color finish made to match the pre-cast concrete used on adjacent buildings. This alternative saves the college 60% over pre-cast concrete and gives the building a highperformance cladding that is both weatherproof and breathable. Minimal maintenance is required to preserve the original appearance. Southwest Progressive Enterprises

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UNCOMMON GROUND With skinny plank modular carpet tiles, the Common Theme collection now creates a series that can yield uncommon flooring design. Combine planks and squares, coordinate colors, or draw contrasts with a glue-free installation and selective replacement for a variety of commercial and workplace spaces. Interface Carpet www.interface.com

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DOWN THE DRAIN Sprucing up any commercial bathroom space, Newport Brass unveils its latest collection of decorative solid brass square drain grills. Available in eight different styles, the drains match up with both contemporary and traditional aesthetics. The drains are easy to install and access for maintenance thanks to a magnetic securing mechanism. Newport Brass www.newportbrass.com

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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Premier SIPS A606 Weathering Steel The team investigated CLT (cross laminated timber) but found it too costly. “A budget of $150/sq. ft. is more like a tilt-up concrete design, but we said— wait, some barns are built for less and barns are beautiful.” Ultimately the team chose SIPs in A606 Weathering Steel. “It’s a simple standing seam roofing material that’s left to weather, so it ties into this palette of natural materials and makes the building seem like it has been there for some time.”

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Windows Andersen Wood Windows Andersen E-Series (Eagle) Large banks of windows bring the outdoors in. “We strived to get natural light into the core of the building; warehouse and shop spaces were no exception.” What appears similar to a storefront window system is actually an Andersen Windows product joined and framed out using structurally composite lumber. Like a zipper on a jacket, windows are operable in every space to give a sense of personal comfort, that’s something we could achieve in the budget,” says Simon.

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“The conventional steel frame is a simple structure that sets a strong outline for the form of the building.” The exposed sections of the steel beams are painted warm gray to complement the exterior.

“The exterior garage door off of the café/break area connects directly to the local Coal Creek Trail. It gives employees direct access to recreation or product testing, but the primary goal was to let in daylight. It can just be left open when the weather is amazing—which, often, it is.” Just outside is an amphitheater created in a locally quarried stone.

When Pearl Izumi—one of the world’s foremost lines of high performance sports apparel—decided to recast its North American Headquarters in the mold of the corporate philosophy of Kaizen, the firm strove to create a building that was everything employees, athletes and the community needed it to be. Despite a complex program including offices, product design and testing, and amenities, the 55,000 sq. ft. building’s smart simplicity provides an elegant solution on an extremely tight budget typical of warehouses, barns and tilt up construction. Taking the architectural vernacular of its rural surrounds, the modern barn design is a strong representation of the brand’s rugged simplicity, reflected in its motto of “Colorado 365.”

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Fireplace “An indoor-outdoor fireplace also connects the living room area to the outdoor covered porch, and provides a warm, cozy environment for employees and visitors.” Fire Feature www.firefeatures.com

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Modular carpet tile is used as acoustical dampening for the space. “We selected the flooring based on pattern, maintenance and modularity,” notes Simon. “The carpet helps the acoustic dampening most in the mezzanine and office spaces and conference room areas. In the design development area the workspace is carpeted, too; so although these spaces are surrounded by concrete, the carpet works well to maintain a peaceful environment.”

“Artful drop pendants throughout the break room and living room space give it a warmer feel.” Artemide Capsule FLU Artemide www.artemide.us

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The extremely textural accent wall on the front façade makes the brand identity stand out. “The Reclaimed Wyoming snow fence creates this almost textile pattern ... bright, younger looking wood is crisscrossed with the grayed-out, weathered wood.”

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Accelerated Engineering Exposed- and concealed-fastener panels used horizontally provide a clean-lined, contemporary aesthetic for this prosperous automobile business in Lubbock. Interior PBC panels give the same rugged durability and modern feel as the stylish exterior. Visit www.mbci.com/carizma for more information.

Scan each QR code for detailed product information. PROJECT: Carizma Motors LOCATION: Lubbock, Texas ARCHITECT: ADC Inc. CONTRACTOR: ADC Inc. PANEL PROFILE: PBC (Charcoal Gray / Galvalume®), FW-120 (Galvalume®) Copyright © 2014 MBCI. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2015 MBCI. All rights reserved.

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Staircases/Railings “We had a chance to work with the fabricator early in the design process; they were rather economical and did a really nice job fabricating the staircases and railings off-site and welding them into place,” Simon says. “They are simple, yet wellengineered and well-crafted.”

Light Fixtures LEDs augment natural lighting. “The drop pendants are very functional in large workspace of the design development core; they needed to create a continuous plane of light across the space.” Zumtobel Copa D Zumbotel www.zumbotel.com

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Project Name: Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters Location: Louisville, Colo. Architect and Landscape Architect: ZGF Architects Associate Architect: Arch 11 Owner: Shimano/Pearl Izumi Owner Representative: Bill Mascarenaz and Assoc. Project Management Structural, Mechanical & Electrical: Buro Happold Civil: Creative Civil Solutions GeoTechnical: CTC-Geotek Inc. Additional Mechanical & Electrical: DMCE Engineering Contractor: Haselden Construction Size: 55,000 sq. ft. Budget: 9.2 million Photography: Raul Garcia

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achieving LEED HALL Wines, a premier portfolio of luxury wineries and tasting rooms located in Napa Valley, received LEED Gold Certification for its St. Helena modern tasting room and high-tech production facility. This accolade is the second LEED Gold award for the HALL Wines St. Helena property, which was previously recognized as the first winery in California to earn LEED Gold for its fully sustainable production facility in 2009.

PROJECT SPECS Project: HALL Wines, Construction of New Visitor Center and Tasting Room Location: St. Helena, Calif. Client/Owner: Craig & Kathryn Hall Architect: Jarrod Denton Date Completed: Nov. 2013 Photography: Tubay Yabut

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HALL WINES VISITOR CENTER: PRODUCTS Product/Mfr./Brand: Stormwater System: Portland Cement Model: PC6438 Pervious Concrete Mix A 63.74% decrease in stormwater runoff was recorded. 1 Roofing: Sarnafil Model: G410 Energy Smart Roof

Roofing material reduces heat island effect. Restrooms: Toto Model: CT705ELN Commercial High Efficiency Toilet

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SS6.1 Stormwater Design: Quantity Control

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WE3 Water Use Reduction

1.28 gpf aided in the overall goal of water-use reduction. Electric Charging: ECOtality Model: Blink Level 2 Commercial Pedestal Charger HALL Wines was the first vineyard/ winery to install an ECOtality electric charging station, offering visitors the opportunity to charge vehicles.

SS4.3 Low Emitting & Fuel Efficient Vehicles

HVAC: Trane Model: RTHD Optimus Chiller The chiller helped improve energy efficiency due to its advanced design and its low speed/direct drive compressor.

EAp3 Fundamental Refrigerant Mgmt.

Drought-tolerant plant species were selected for the winery landscaping, which will reduce the demand for irrigation by more than 50%.

Lighting: Lutron Model: Homeworks/Grafik Eye QS Lighting Control System Consisting of dimming/switching panels, QS See Touch Control Keypads, occupancy sensors and Homeworks system processer provides time of day, auto shut off, and control of lighting fixtures.

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LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (v2009) Rating: Gold Awarded: July 2014

65 Points Achieved

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The site maintains one acre of solar panels on its roof and uses 100% recycled water throughout its processes. 5

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The design team was able to document a 38% reduction in water usage. 29 Energy

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The project optimized energy performance at every phase, achieving 46.97% energy cost savings, which is significantly above standard California Energy code requirements. 3

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11% of materials used in construction came from recycled materials. 9 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

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RAISING A GLASS TO SUSTAINABILITY “The entire vision for this effort was attached to the idea of being green and environmentally responsible,” says HALL Wines president Mike Reynolds. “Craig and Kathryn Hall chose to pursue sustainable farming and building certifications that have become the hallmark for leading our day-to-day operations and high-tech winemaking efforts.” HALL Wines director of winemaking Steve Leveque has helped implement an innovative landscape into the high tech production facility attached to the tasting room. Specific additions include optical sorter technology, HVAC control systems, pond variation systems, gravity flow production

systems, tank cooling systems and the addition of automated spectrophotometers. Radiant flooring allows HALL to control the facility’s temperature while conserving energy, creating an efficient and stable storage and production environment. “Since launching HALL Wines, we have been dedicated to the preservation of the environment and bringing innovation to Napa Valley,” said Kathryn Hall, HALL Wines owner and vintner. “HALL Wines is always looking for new ways to provide support and dedication to the sustainable-living movement. We continue to reinforce our commitment to the health of the land, as well as that of the greater Napa Valley ecosystem.”

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LEED Credit:

Adhesives: Dex-o-tex Model: Advanced Flooring and Waterproofing Systems

EQ4.3 Low Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems

Paint: Benjamin Moore Model: Regal The coating features 100% acrylic resin, making the finish itself more durable, providing for superior uniform coverage as well as easier touch-ups. Additional benefits include spatter resistance for easier clean-up, and superior coverage for a finish in fewer coats.

EQ4.2 Low Emitting Materials: Paints

HVAC: Mitsubishi Electric Model: MUY-D30NA Ductless Mini Split The wall mounted, 30,000 BTU unit works with a wireless remote control. The individual units connect to an outdoor condensing unit. Variable speed compressors automatically adjust to fluctuating room capacity requirements. Since mini splits have little-to-no ducting, they forego those energy losses typically associated central forced-air systems.

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Sensors: Wattstopper Model: Occupancy Sensor Ceiling and wall mounted occupancy sensors control lighting in individual spaces.

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Sealant: Dow Corning Model: 795 Silicone Building Sealant Sealant is a one-part, cold-applied, non-sagging silicone material that cures to a medium modulus silicone rubber upon exposure to atmospheric moisture.

EQ4.1 Low Emitting Adhesives and Sealants

Moisture Control: BASF Model: Enviroseal 40 Enviroseal is clear, water-based penetrating sealer. It provides protection against moisture intrusion, freeze/thaw cycles and chloride intrusion. Controls: Lighting Control & Design (LC&D) Model: Lighting Control System

EQ4.2 Low Emitting Materials: Paints

IEQc6.1 Controllability of Systems-Lighting

Consists of relay control panels and control keypads. Lighting: Selux; Finelite Model: LED Lighting Fixtures

More than 10% of materials used to build the facility were extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.Â

INSIDE THE PERCENTAGES HALL extends its environmental responsibility to its general operations by recycling and using recycled materials for directto-consumer wine in recyclable products, 70% post-consumer recycled material in shipping boxes and 100% post-consumer recycling in its bottle carriages. Additionally, all marketing collateral is printed on 100% PCR materials that are 100% recyclable. Solar photovoltaic (PV) provides more than 35% of the energy

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needed to power HALL St. Helena. Approximately 42,000 sq. ft. of solar panels span the St. Helena winery roofs. Using drought-tolerant plant species throughout the property cut the demand for irrigation in half, and the landscaping and vineyards are irrigated with recycled water. A 40% reduction of building water has also been achieved through the use of low-flow water outlets without compromising performance.

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HVAC: Mitsubishi Electric. mehvac.com or Circle 450

Restrooms: Toto. totousa. com or Circle 455

Sensors: Wattstopper. wattstopper.com or Circle 449

Electric Charging: ECOtality. ecotalityna.com or Circle 454

Sealant: Dow Corning. dowcorning.com or Circle 448

HVAC: Trane. trane.com or Circle 453

Moisture Control: BASF. basf. com or Circle 447

Adhesives: Dex-o-tex. dex-o-tex.com or Circle 452

Controls (Lighting): Lutron. www.lutron.com or Circle 446

Paint: Benjamin Moore. benjaminmoore.com or Circle 451

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DOOR HARDWARE

Door Pulls Detail Industrial Chic CHALLENGE: Hotel Hugo defines industrial chic. The upscale, contemporary hotel was the vision of designer and architect Marcello Pozzi and Nobutaka Ashihara, the project’s architect of record. Recently opened in SoHo, the hotel blends the neighborhood’s sophisticated atmosphere with the gritty underpinnings of New York City in a style Pozzi refers to as “a game of contrast, a juxtaposition of finishes.” Pozzi relied on seemingly minor details, like door pulls, to create Hotel Hugo’s distinct character.

PRIVATE LUXURY

CHARACTER AND STYLE

Rockwood 30-in. pulls grace the doors to a private dining space

Rockwood pulls on the secondary glass doors complement the

at the back of Hotel Hugo’s restaurant.

6-ft. pulls on the hotel’s soaring 12-ft. wood main doors.

INFLUENCE: When it comes to tying together a space’s look and feel, Pozzi believes hardware does a lot of the heavy lifting. Since the door pull serves as each guest’s first touch point with the hotel, Pozzi wanted to infuse the experience of opening the front door for the first time with emotional resonance. CRITERIA: “Hardware gives character to a space, even more so than other design elements,” said Pozzi. “It’s both visual and interactive, creating character through sight and touch.” All of the handrails, door pulls, handles, decorative lights and even trim around mirrors are thoughtfully chosen—critical in communicating Hotel Hugo’s identity. SOLUTION: Because he used ASSA ABLOY’s Rockwood door pulls for prior projects, the high-end hand-stitched leather offset pulls instantly came to Pozzi’s mind when he was looking for hardware that did its job with enough style to also serve as a critical design element. Pozzi chose pulls with thick 1.5-in. soft leather grips to elicit a stronger, conscious reaction from guests as they enter. The 6-ft. Rockwood pulls are a perfect fit with Hotel Hugo’s soaring 12-ft. wood doors. For design consistency, Pozzi used a variety of Rockwood architectural door pulls in other parts of the hotel including entry, restaurant, and doors in public areas such as the meeting room and business center. For the restaurant doors, Pozzi used two pull sizes: a 72-in. pull for most doors and a 30-in. version for the private dining area in the back. Rockwood offers an optional mid-post which provides added support and visual detail for long door pulls. Pozzi chose rounded end pulls, which makes the entrances to the restaurant and private dining area look more luxurious. Hotel Hugo features a wood storefront, with modern proportions and detail. After the custom-built 12-ft. wood storefront doors there are secondary glass doors—another example of traditional juxtaposed with contemporary— all tied together with the elegant door pulls. Pozzi gave additional exposure to the hardware by using accent lights, making the hardware stand out against both the wood and the glass doors. Visit www.rockwoodmfg.com or Circle 444

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FIBERGLASS MEMBRANES

Austin Mall Renovation Has High-Class Covered

FROM DAY TO NIGHT: During the day, the striking mandolin structure provides shade for a better shopping experience; at night, the membrane can be lit to create a focal point, defining an event area for live music performances and festivals.

CHALLENGE: Situated in a beautiful, park-like setting, the Domain Mall, located in Austin, Texas, features 100 upscale and mainstream retail stores and restaurants, almost half of which are exclusive within the market. Simon Properties and Beck Architecture wanted to add to the high-class ambience with a stunning landscape renovation, including a unique cover for the common area.

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Shade Structure Material: Teflon-coated PTFE Membrane

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Project: Domain Mall Location: Austin, Texas Owner: Simon Properties Architect: Beck Architecture

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CRITERIA: Mall owners liked the idea of a fiberglass membrane to shade the common area because fabric structures are not only visually appealing but are environmentally sensitive and economically competitive as well. Lightweight membranes provide a cost-effective solution because they require less structural steel to support the roof or façade, enabling long spans of column-free space. In addition, membrane offers building owners reduced construction and maintenance costs compared to traditional building materials. SOLUTION: Birdair’s design provided just the look the owners wanted for Domain Mall. Using cables and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane, the steel and cable structure stretches about 15,000 sq. ft., with PTFE fiberglass membrane fabric covering about 5,700 of the total 15,000 sq. ft. PTFE is a Teflon-coated woven fiberglass membrane that is extremely durable and weather resistant.

The striking and colorful “mandolin” shade structure was part of a several million dollar landscaping renovation covering approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of the mall’s common area. Birdair’s unique structure offers shade for customers and creates an area designed for live music performances, festivals, markets and holiday activities. “We were approached to assist in helping develop a unique and different look at the architect’s direction. The intent was to use cables and components of architectural membrane to enhance the outdoor experience for patrons,” said Douglas Radcliffe, business development manager, Birdair North America. “We were able to achieve the architect’s vision and make this an even more enjoyable retail destination.” The fiber coating on Birdair’s PTFE fiberglass membrane is chemically inert and can withstand extreme temperatures—the membrane can be installed in climates ranging from the frigid arctic to the scorching desert heat, with a project life in some cases exceeding 30 years. It is also completely immune to dangerous UV radiation. This unique combination of inertness, thermal stability and surface properties make Birdair’s PTFE-coated fabric membrane ideal for projects requiring superior weather and fire resistance.

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We’re for the visionaries | Kolbe provided numerous swinging doors, inswing casements and a 15-foot-wide folding window for this café to come to life. The folding window opens up the interior bar to the patio, and several French doors connect the main dining room to outdoor dining. On the interior, dining spaces are divided by a series of operable windows and doors, which can configure open areas, private, or semi-private dining. Kolbe-kolbe.com

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Fire and Nice.

Fire-Rated Aluminum Window And Door Systems For beauty, the best in safety and design flexibility look to Aluflam. Built to blend effortlessly with non-rated storefront and curtain wall systems, our virtually limitless portfolio includes true extruded aluminum vision doors, windows and glazed walls fire-rated for up to 120 minutes. You’ll see why we’ve become the favorite of architects and installers alike. Aluflam gives you a barrier to fire, not inspiration.

FLOORING

Serenity Now for Florida High Rise CHALLENGE: With scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intercoastal Waterways, the 355-room Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isle Beach offers serenity and luxury. So when developers were specifying a new flooring underlayment, it needed to meet or exceed the standards of the building industry for sound abatement within the state of Florida and Miami Dade County and have other performance capabilities as well.

A LAYER OF PROTECTION Insulayment is engineered to provide noise abatement, aid in crack suppression, and help minimize potential mold issues, all areas of concern for the project.

INFLUENCE: Setting the gold standard for hospitality, the developers of the resort, Donald Trump and Dezer Properties, wanted an underlayment that would address noise abatement, crack suppression and potential mold issues. CRITERIA: In Florida, code requires the floor assembly address abatement of floor-to-floor noise in dwelling units in high rise buildings from each other or from public or service areas. The underlayment had to meet code requirements plus be easy to install and cost effective. SOLUTION: The team chose MP Global Products insulayment, a high performing, Earth-friendly fiber acoustic underlayment designed for use under glue-down and nail down hardwood and engineered wood floors and under ceramic, porcelain and most stone tile, where it acts as an isolation barrier. The underlayment features randomly air-laid filaments that create a capillary effect that cushions the floor and absorbs impact sound. It carries a Field IIC rating of 60 when tested under 0.375-in. glued-down engineered wood and when tested under ceramic tile, each time over 8-in.

Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, Miami, Fla.

“Insulayment was easy to install, cost effective, and met all the code requirements set within the state of Florida and Miami Dade County.” concrete with no ceiling assembly. Insulayment also helps smooth out imperfections in the subfloor and suppresses the transfer of lateral cracks up to 0.25-in. from concrete subfloors to the covered flooring material. Insulayment includes an antimicrobial additive that inhibits mold growth and, with an R-value of approximately 0.50, adds a thermal break to the flooring assembly. Insulayment is third-party certified made from 100% pre-consumer recycled textile content and is LEED compliant.

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“Insulayment was easy to install, cost effective, and met all the code requirements set by the industry and within the State of Florida and Miami Dade County,” said Angel Acosta, construction project manager, Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences. Visit www.mpglobalproducts.com or Circle 442

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HVAC SYSTEM

Commercial to Contemporary Mixed-Use

PRODUCT SPECS: Project: The Vermont, Los Angeles, California Product: LG Multi V III VRF System

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“Our customer was focused on a cost-effective building

full-service real estate and building developers, took on The

addressing both construction and sustainability needs, but

Vermont project, a twin tower apartment complex in Los

also needed to achieve LEED Gold,” says Armando Estrada,

Angeles, they knew they had to make the new building energy

contract manager and project executive for The Limbach

efficient but still provide their tenants with the best possible

Co. “We proposed an LG VRF system for their high-rise

living experience. The build was awarded to The Limbach Co.

configuration. After running preliminary calculations and

for choosing a system with variable refrigerant flow (VRF)

confirming building requirements, we found it was a viable

technology to fulfill their HVAC needs.

system due to its equipment sizing and overall cost-savings in the buildings. The result is that we now have the first high-

CRITERIA: The Vermont’s two towers are 30 and 24 stories,

rise building in California using VRF technology delivered on

respectively, and will house 464 units in 1- and 2-bedroom

budget and on time.”

layouts. Located in downtown Los Angeles in historic Korea Town, The Vermont concept is to offer iconic views and be

VRF systems have a much greater piping capability than

a high-end destination for living, shopping and dining. The

traditional Direct Expansion style systems. Therefore, the

ground floor houses restaurants, markets, banking, and

longer line lengths of the Multi V III allowed the piping to run

other retail sites, and the residential spaces begin on the

up more than 30 stories, ideal for the two towers that make

seventh floor. The builders knew the towers would need the

up The Vermont. The Multi V III’s flexible design helped result

right combination of technology and equipment to reach the

in a layout that effectively met Title 24–California’s Building

highest efficiency and comfort for this mixed-use space.

Energy Efficiency standards—plus ASHRAE requirements for refrigerant volume and the contractor’s goals for the building.

SOLUTION: The Limbach Co. realized that, by switching out the originally scoped Water Source Heat Pumps with

The VRF system will also add to the overall comfort of the

an LG Multi V VRF system, they would be able to install the

building, providing optimal cooling and heating throughout

system to achieve higher energy effi ciency for about the

the two towers. Additionally, the system itself is quieter,

same cost as the original plan. The LG Multi V III features

adding to The Vermont’s high-end feel and making the

higher energy effi ciency, longer piping capabilities, lower

Multi V the perfect choice for the build. LG Electronics

operational costs, minimal to no duct work, tenant comfort

was so impressed with the unique strategy for making the

with individual zoning, and effi ciency superior to other

installation work that The Vermont was awarded the Multi V

technologies while maintaining architectural integrity

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Simpson’s WaterBarrier technology has recently expanded to cover just about all of the company’s door products. Combining a moisture-resistant, medium-density overlay with a thermoset acrylic latex primer topcoat and PVC glazing beads on the door’s exterior side, the WaterBarrier offers a smooth, durable exterior capable of resisting moisture absorption while retaining an authentic wood appearance. Simpson Door Co. www.simpsondoor.com 440

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Wrapped by approximately 12,800 sq. ft. of Wausau’s SuperWall curtainwall systems and 168 linear ft. of ClearStory 2-in.deep round sun shades, Cecil College’s new engineering and mathematics facility is pursuing LEED Silver. Contributing to the North East, Md., facility’s overall energy efficiency, the curtainwall offers U-factors as low as 0.35 BTU/hr-sq.ft.°F with a Frame Condensation Resistance Factor of 69 and higher. Wausau Window and Wall Systems www.wausauwindows.com

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Translucent Solution Thanks to Kalwall panels, the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club at Denver’s Nancy P. Anschutz Center is a welcoming, day-lit space. With approximately 1800 sq. ft. of panels in the gymnasium and 450 sq. ft. in the recreation room, Kalwall’s system delivers a U factor of 0.23, 20% light transmission and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.28 Visit www.kalwall.com or Circle 437

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Cascade Coil has been used as the backdrop to a lasercut aluminum work of art in Los Angeles. The dramatic installation uses a Fabricoil system to illuminate the wall of color-changing lights. Fabricoil systems are much lighter and have reduced structural embed requirements. For this project, Cliff Garten Studio used a 5/16-in., 14-gauge aluminum Fabricoil system with a clear anodized finish. Fabricoil is available in a wide variety of weaves, metals, gauges and finishes suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Cascade Coil www.fabricoil.com

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A mid-scale basketweave pattern’s low percent open area allows it to reflect color and light. The Banker Wire S-18 mesh pattern is available in bronze or stainless steel; when used as a wall covering, the checkered basketweave allows walls to peek through for a visually pleasing 3D effect. Banker Wire

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NuMetal is a fashion-forward collection of high-pressure laminates with a thin layer of aluminum, copper or stainless steel. Used as interior wall panels, wall coverings and ceiling panels, its hard, anodized surface is tarnishand scratch-resistant and needs no waxing. Decorative treatments range from etching and embossing to silk screening and hand painting. ATI Decorative Laminates www.atilaminates.com

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LUCA NICHETTO:

At Home with Design “My way to think about design is not to think about what I want to do, but give the value of my knowledge to the client.”

LUCA NICHETTO. LUCA NICHETTO DESIGN STUDIOS

Relocating from his home region of Murano, Italy to Stockholm, Luca Nichetto didn’t over-think the decision—and some unexpected perks came with the move. Away from Italy’s frenzied design scene, the solace of Sweden has afforded him clarity of thought, crystallized intentions, and time to refine his style.

NATURE’S PALETTE A series of nature photographs by friend and photographer Massimo Gardone inspired Nichetto’s enduring color palette. “From a leaf and flower, you can pick colors that will last forever.” The fabrics convey even the original textures of the natural objects: “Looking at the result, you can see the connection of these two things really well.”

COLORING PERCEPTIONS Color affects the way objects are perceived. “The color part is something that’s developed together with the product; it’s the way you want to communicate the product,” Nichetto says.

Photos: Massimo Gardone

During our phone interview, Luca Nichetto and I chatted

opportunity to ask questions, but each of his heroes gave him

like cousins around the kitchen table. The designer’s warm

different advice—“this made me understand that everyone

demeanor embodies the blurring lines between work and

develops their own way to create something.”

life. “The office is moving a little bit more domestic and the house is moving a little bit more to an office place, so there is

On Color

a matching of the two worlds,” says Nichetto.

Of the ensuing 15 years of defining his own creative process,

Sustaining comfort and enthusiasm throughout his 15-year

Nichetto says “every year I am learning; the role of a designer

career with some of Europe’s largest brands, one would never

is to transfer knowledge.” His recent projects at Salone are an

guess that Nichetto didn’t intend to become a designer; he

accurate representation of both his clients and what he calls

grew up in a family involved in every facet of the glass busi-

“Luca Nichetto’s world,” where color is as important as form.

ness. “For me it was quite normal to create something from

A biography of Ettore Sottsass—an architect/designer

zero,” he says. That creative DNA led him to the institute of art

who created in certain colors based on forms—inspired

and industrial design in Venezia.

Nichetto to create an exhibit that illustrates how color affects

During summers, Nichetto earned spending money by

the way objects are perceived. Called Col-OUR, Nichetto’s

soliciting factories around the region to buy his drawings.

exhibit is an exploration to develop an enduring fabric pal-

“When I was doing that, I never thought, ‘this could be the

ette that expresses the colors and textures found in a series

beginning of my job;’ it was just an easy way to have some

of photographs of natural images by his friend, photogra-

money in the pocket.” Still, it was the start of his relationship

pher, Massimo Gardone. “We don’t need to follow the fash-

with big international brands.

ion world; that kind of palette is [only] good for a season.”

Making the rounds the summer before his final year of uni-

Fashion’s seasonal trends tend to lead the design world

versity changed his life: Simon Moore, the creative director at

in social media, but social media’s real harm may be in per-

the time for world-renowned Salviati, took note of Nichetto’s

petuating the idea of “insta-fame” among young designers,

talent, offering to buy all of his drawings. “He told me also,

Nichetto says; it is alarming how design schools push their

‘I don’t want to produce any of them,’ and I was quite suspi-

students to be “the next world-famous designer” right out of

cious,” recalls Nichetto. A confused, but pleased, Nichetto

school. “There are many things the world needs much more

accepted the offer, which included an internship of sorts at

than to continue to create people that just want to make a

Salviati. There, he encountered Ingo Maurer and other interna-

new chair—that’s also a critique of myself,” says Nichetto.

tional design professionals he had only dreamed of meeting;

“We need young designers to apply design to new frontiers.”

REIMAGINING THE EVERYDAY Nichetto’s designs unveiled at Salone—beds, desks, an occasional table, and especially the Plass lamps for Foscarini—reveal Nichetto’s perspective.

of the first time he met Ross Lovegrove, Nichetto remarks “it was like meeting the champion of a sport.” He embraced the

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