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The Edge – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Edge-exterior-day  The Edge Atrium  The Edge Sun Diagram
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Building: The Edge
Location: The Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970
Design Architect: PLP Architecture
Interior Architect: Fokkema & Partners
Structural Engineers: Van Rossum Consulting Engineers
MEP Consultants: Deerns
Sustainability Consultant: C2N Bouwmanagement
Size: 40,000 sm
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Received the highest BREEAM rating that has been awarded to an office building (2016) due to its innovative sustainable design. It is energy positive by using 70% less electricity than other office buildings of its size by using solar power panels and a geothermal well . To reduce the energy cost even more the building was shaped based on the path of the sun and they co-developed the Light-over Ethernet (LoE) LED System with Philips to adjust energy use [a].

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Written by Dulce Maria Trejo

November 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Built

SUNY-ESF Gateway Center – Syracuse, New York

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ESF-Gateway-Bldg  Gateway-Building-SUNY-ESF  ESF Water
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Building: SUNY-ESF Gateway Center
Location: Syracuse, New York
Address: 1 Forestry Drive
Architect: Architerra
Structural Engineers: Clark Engineering & Surveying, P.C.
MEP / FP Engineer: vanZelm, Heywood & Shadford
Civil Engineer: Bryant Associates, P.C.
Geotechnical / Environmental: Dente
Size: 54,000 sf
Cost: $20.4 M
Completion: 2013

AE Interest: LEED Platinum 2014, carbon neutrality goal by 2015 plan included housing a district energy plant in the Gateway Building to reduce carbon production and promote energy independence [a]. The Heat and Power Plant produces 60% of campus heating and 20% of electricity uses a variation of green energy [b].

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Written by Dulce Maria Trejo

November 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Built