Written by R. Kirk Johnson, AIA, LEED AP Category

This is the third article delineating emerging sustainable regulations as defined in the fourth edition public draft of the Standard 189.1P Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. The first two articles, illustrated in previous U.S. Green Building Council North Texas Chapter digital magazine editions, described elements from energy and sustainable sites. This brief overview article concentrates upon information as it relates to the materials, resources, and indoor environment air quality portions of the regulation.

Written by R. Kirk Johnson, AIA, LEED AP Category CHAPTER NEWS

Local design firms garnered awards from the Recent ENR survey ranking the Top 100 Green Design Firms in the United States. Local architectural firms with primary headquarters based in Dallas include HKS ranked at 5, Corgan Associates ranked at 16, Fluor Corporation ranked at 60, and Good Fulton & Farrell ranked at 85.

National firms based outside of North Texas Region with satellite offices in Dallas include HOK at 1, Perkins & Will at 3, Gensler at 6, HDR at 7, RTKL at 19, Gresham, Smith & Partners at 34, Page Southerland Page at 38, HNTB at 39, Thornton Tomasetti at 58, and PGAL ranked at number 75.

Written by R. Kirk Johnson, AIA, LEED AP Category CHAPTER NEWS

Local based architectural firm HKS earned a “Special Recognition” award for breadth of research with their competition design entry titled 324652N I 964772W Sustainable Urban Living in the recent ReVision Dallas sustainable competition. Entries to the competition were received from around the world.  
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Written by Michelle McEuen Category CHAPTER NEWS

As we reach the middle of 2012, I am amazed at what the North Texas Chapter has already accomplished and what we have in store for the remainder of the year.

In the first six months of 2012, the Chapter has partnered with many other organizations and associations including AIA Dallas, North Texas Corporate Recycling Association and the Dallas Institute to deliver programs and events, hosted more than 80 hours of GBCI-approved continuing education, and developed new leadership for several of Chapter committees.  These committees continue to create new outreach, education and advocacy programs.  These initiatives are based on current best practices as well as the influence that the International Green Construction Code, ASHREA 189 and LEED v.4 will have on the entire building market.

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