BREEAM Certification to Share Green Market with LEED in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), the UK’s leading green-building rating system for 24 years, is coming to the U.S. as part of a partnership with San Francisco-based LEED consultancy BuildingWise.

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Transforming Sustainability Through Open Data in Design

Last year, we launched Quartz Project, a collaborative open-data initiative to provide access to the information that we need to build sustainable, healthy buildings. In academia, open-data initiatives have encouraged sharing of clinical research to build on previous findings or conduct the same research across broader patient groups.

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Temple University Installs Green Roof Atop New Library

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University in Philadelphia has constructed multiple buildings to achieve LEED certification in the past years and continues to work towards a sustainable campus. The university’s current project is installing a green roof on top of the new library.

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Architect Q&A: Mastering the Master Plan

Master planning is critical to the long-term success of a school or university campus, and helps ensure all facilities are operating effectively and efficiently. Today, many architecture and planning firms list master planning among their specialties, and School Construction News spoke with representatives of two leading companies to learn more about their unique approaches to planning attractive, yet highly functional, campuses.

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