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Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre – County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.

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Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre Green Roof

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Building: Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre
Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Completion Date: May 2012
Architect: Heneghan Peng Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: BREEAM rating = excellent; High recycled content; Locally quarried stone;  Ground-source heating and cooling; Graywater recovery; 3 mullion types: largest made of basalt rocks around concrete cores carry roof load, medium-sized made of stacked stone, smallest with post-tensioned steel cables
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Written by Krista Seaman

December 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Built

Tower at PNC Plaza – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Tower at PNC Plaza solar chimney

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Building: Tower at PNC Plaza
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Status: Construction began in Spring 2012, Expected completion in 2015
Architect: Gensler
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: Naturally ventilated, Steel structure with glazed double curtain wall, Automated windows, Fuel cells, Solar panels, Geothermal systems, Climate-control system, Solar chimney.

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Written by Krista Seaman

December 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

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Sipopo Congress Center – Equatorial Guinea, South Africa

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exterior metal screen interior
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Building: Sipopo Congress Center
Location: Equatorial Guinea, South Africa
Completion Date: June 2011
Architect: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Structural Engineer: Emir Mühendislik, Adnan Öğüt
Contractor: Summa
AE Interests: Metal screen design and color reflects trees in the area and is placed to reduce solar gain and maintain energy efficiency, Interior alternating glass and wood panels are made to look like pineapples found in the area, All materials except the concrete had to be imported from abroad

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Written by Krista Seaman

December 14, 2012 at 3:37 am

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Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment – Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.

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Building: Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Location: B301 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Expected completion: Spring 2015
Design Architect: Tod Williams Bille Tsien Architects
Administrative Architect: Ballinger Architects
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc
Construction Manager: F.J. Sciame Construction

AE Interest: LEED Silver. Underground sections connect three building masses. Solar shading. Radiant panel heating system. Water recycling system. Green roofs.

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Written by Krista Seaman

September 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park – Mumbai, India

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Building: Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park
Location: Mumbai, India
Status: In progress
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Structural Engineer: Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Private Limited
Construction Manager: Kiran Trivedi Group

AE Interest: Massive cantilevers, Complex staircases, Large exterior granite panels, Horizontal solar shading, Skylight, Shelter from heat and monsoons, Underground Parking Garage and MEP systems

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Written by Krista Seaman

September 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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New Science Building – City University of New York, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Building: New Science Building
Location: City University of New York, Lehman College, Bronx, New York
Completion of Phase I: October 11, 2012
Architect: Perkins+Will
MEP Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group
Construction Manager: Gilbane Construction

AE Interest: LEED Silver, Water recycling system, Innovative wrap-around heat pipe, Solar hot water panels, Rooftop greenhouse, Radiant floor heating

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Written by Krista Seaman

September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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Gateway Center – Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, U.S.

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Building: Gateway Center
Location: Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York
Completed: 2010
Architect: Ennead Architects
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer: Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer
Construction Manager: STV Group Inc

AE Interest: LEED Gold, Solar shading, Zinc-clad tower and cantilever section, Made with locally quarried stone, Energy efficient systems, Large aluminum and glass curtain wall, Exposed structural steel, Column-free daylit space, Underground HVAC ductwork

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Written by Krista Seaman

September 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Posted in Built