FEATURE ARTICLE

Credit: Photo courtesy Stacy Smedley, Skanska USA

Why Post-Occupancy Review Is the Future of Design (And How It Can Serve You Now)

A radical new paradigm is on the way for engaging with projects after they’re “completed”—and clients couldn’t be happier.

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Product News & Reviews

Low-Cost 3D Wall Panels Use Sugarcane Waste

Inhabit and WallArt offer decorative three-dimensional wall panels made from bagasse, or sugarcane waste fiber, and with no chemical binders or flame retardants.

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Recycled Vinyl Flooring May Contain Lead

Recycled PVC inside vinyl floor tiles often contains lead and other additives from rubber-covered wiring, according to researchers.

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Green Building News

New Label from ILFI to “Reveal” Building Energy Data

Buildings will be able to display a standard label showing energy use under a new program from the International Living Future Institute.

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AIA Top Ten Projects Demonstrate High Ideals on a Real-World Budget

2015 Project awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) celebrate how mainstream good design can be.

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Reduce Your Audit Risk with the R&D Tax Credit: Five Tips

The federal R&D credit looks like low-hanging fruit, but there might be a worm in the apple. Experts share lower-risk ways for AEC firms to file.

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California Could Go Solar Without Destroying Habitat

If PV were installed only in developed locations throughout California, the state could meets its energy needs three to five times over.

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LEED Offers Living Building Challenge Alignment

Projects certified under LBC will be able to get full LEED credit in energy and water categories without added documentation.

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From the Editors

Muscoe Martin: 1955–2014

The green building world has lost another champion, Muscoe Martin, of Philadelphia.

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