USGBC Announces Top 10 States for LEED in 2016

LEED Top 10 2016

This morning, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) revealed its list of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2016.

Massachusetts leads the pack this year, with 136 LEED certified projects representing 3.73 square feet of certified space per resident. The state moved to the top of the list from third place last year.

LEED Top 10 2016

Washington, D.C., (which, due to its status as a federal district rather than a state, is not ranked) had 120 LEED certified projects completed in 2016, for 29.04 square feet of certified space per resident—a far higher ratio than any individual state.

LEED Top 10 2016

The USGBC calculates the rankings by assessing the total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident, taking into account commercial and institutional projects that were certified during 2016.

LEED Top 10 2016

“LEED guides our buildings, cities, communities and neighborhoods to become more resource and energy efficient, healthier for occupants and more competitive in the marketplace,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. “The green building movement continues to evolve with advancements in technology, benchmarking and transparency, and the states on this list are leading the way toward a more sustainable future.”

Across the U.S., 3,366 projects were LEED certified in 2016.

Find the complete Top 10 list below, and an infographic from the USGBC here.


2016 Top 10 States for LEED
Rank State Certified Gross
Square Footage
(GSF)
Per-capita Certified
GSF
Total No.
Projects
1 MA* 24,398,765 3.73 136
2 CO* 15,921,457 3.17 92
3 IL* 36,188,485 2.82 151
4 NY 48,405,204 2.5 211
5 CA* 88,891,641 2.39 632
6 NV* 6,397,602 2.37 22
7 MD* 13,426,623 2.33 104
8 VA* 18,444,309 2.31 155
9 WA* 15,103,478 2.25 105
10 TX* 41,942,393 1.67 211
** DC 17,476,447 29.04 120

*Included in 2015 Top 10 States for LEED list

**Washington, D.C. is not ranked as it is a federal district, not a state

LEED Top 10 2016

 

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How Rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament Helped Create Clean Air Laws

How Rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament Helped Create Clean Air Laws, The British Houses of Parliament. Image © Flickr user megantrace. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
The British Houses of Parliament. Image © Flickr user megantrace. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

MIT has published new research revealing how the reconstruction of the British Houses of Parliament paved the way for legislation to tackle air pollution in Victorian London. Through original archival work into the 1840-1870 reconstruction, MIT architectural historian Timothy Hyde has revealed that work on the Parliament building was so hindered by air pollution that the British government ordered an inquiry into the effects of the atmosphere on new buildings.

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Britain’s medieval Parliament was destroyed by a fire in 1834. In its place, construction of the famous Gothic Revival building by Charles Barry began in 1840. However, the notorious soot, smoke, and grime chocking London’s air soon hampered the construction process, with new limestone corroding even as it was being built. Given the high-profile nature of the building in question, public attention was drawn to the effects of air pollution on new buildings. By 1875, Britain had passed a Public Health Act with articles specifically relating to smoke prevention.

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It really did enable a different understanding of the modern city…one building, like a factory, could cause the decay of another building. And the modern city had to be thought of as trying to achieve an equilibrium between its parts – Timothy Hyde, architectural historian at MIT.

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MIT’s historical research sits within a familiar modern context, with air pollution in London once again attracting public attention, and the Houses of Parliament once again in urgent need of restoration, attracting radical proposals.

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Learn more about the link between the reconstruction of the Houses of Parliament and the introduction of clean-air laws by reading the full article here.

News via: MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Washbasin double-handle mixer tap / free-standing / chromed metal / for bathrooms

Washbasin double-handle mixer tap / free-standing / chromed metal / for bathrooms LOFT-ELITE ROCA

Characteristics

  • Product applications:

    washbasin

  • Installation:

    free-standing

  • Material:

    chromed metal

  • Location:

    for bathrooms

  • Number of holes:

    1-hole

Description

The most convenient option with the most advanced technology. Mixer faucets for opening/closing and mixing the water with a single lever.

Intelligent consumption
Roca’s mixer faucets are the best choice as they can save up to 50% of water consumption. Their ‘click-stop’ system helps to reduce the flow of water: if you want more, you have to press the lever upwards. By means of flow- and temperature-limiting devices like the ECODISK cartridge, Roca offers the option of CO2 saving by opening the faucet directly in the cold position, avoiding turning on the water heating system when not necessary.

With great style
Roca’s range of mixer faucets provides solid, exclusive, avant-garde designs, functionality and elegance based on bold, futuristic geometric forms. Innovative, ultra-modern lines alongside simpler, more classic designs, adapted to all tastes and requirements.

10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the designs of 10 teams shortlisted to design a new Holocaust Memorial, to be located in London’s Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament. After a call for expressions of interest was launched in September, 10 star-studded teams were selected in November and invited to submit their designs for an “emotionally powerful and sensitively designed memorial.”

With the designs now revealed to the public, competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants and the government-led Memorial Foundation are now consulting with the public and are inviting people to submit feedback about the designs here. The feedback received in this consultation period “will play a crucial role in informing the jury’s final decision on the memorial,” they explained in a press release. Read on to see all 10 shortlisted designs.

Adjaye Associates (UK) with designer Ron Arad Associates

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Allied Works (US) with artist Robert Montgomery

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Allied Works (US) with artist Robert Montgomery. Image © Allied Works Architecture & Malcolm Reading Consultants

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Caruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread

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Caruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread. Image © Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading Consultants

Caruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread. Image © Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading ConsultantsCaruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread. Image © Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading ConsultantsCaruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread. Image © Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading ConsultantsCaruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread. Image © Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading Consultants+61

Diamond Schmitt Architects (CA) with landscape architect Martha Schwartz Partners

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Foster + Partners (UK) with artist Michal Rovner

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Foster + Partners (UK) with artist Michal Rovner. Image © Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner & Malcolm Reading Consultants

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heneghan peng architects (IE) with multidisciplinary designers Bruce Mau Design

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John McAslan + Partners (UK) with MASS Design Group

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Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (FI) with David Morley Architects

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Studio Libeskind (US) with Haptic Architects

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Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) with artist Anish Kapoor

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Wall-hung washbasin cabinet / MDF / contemporary UNIK – THE GAP

Wall-hung washbasin cabinet / MDF / contemporary UNIK - THE GAP ROCA

Characteristics

  • Installation:

    wall-hung

  • Material:

    MDF

  • Style:

    contemporary

Description

Designed by Antonio Bullo, this collection delivers both a compact and functional style. Its wide range enables one to optimise any bathroom space. Its modern and stylish lines make of it an intelligent choice.

Which Architecture Student are you!!??

5 years in the same college with the same people day and night and they become part of your life. Architecture changes a lot of your outlooks and perceptions in life. For better or for worse we can’t say! But this journey would definitely not be as entertaining if some of the people around us would be any different.
Here’s presenting a fun comic on some distinct characters present in mostly every batch. Identify your friends and tag them and don’t forget to share! Thank you! 😀

Story: Sourav banerjea

Content: Hima Patel

Artwork: Anuj Kale

Special Thanks to Pika Verma!

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Sliding door pocket system ORBITALE

Sliding door pocket system ORBITALE SCRIGNO

Characteristics

  • Product applications:

    for sliding doors

Description

This system allows one or more curved sliding doors to be concealed in a wall. Scrigno Orbitale permits maximum personalization of spaces, catering for modern needs for visual design and functionality.

Available in one and two-door versions and for masonry and plasterboard walls.
Also available in non-standard sizes, in heights varying to the nearest centimetre.

It is based on five standard radius (1000 mm, 1200 mm, 1500 mm, 1700 mm, 2000 mm).

Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park

Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park, Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates
Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has named the winners of an international competition to redesign the city’s the Maharashtra Nature Park and the pedestrian/cyclist Bridge over the Mithi River. From 30 multi-discplinary teams from around the world, the expert jury selected a longlist of 8 teams, a 4-team shortlist, 2 finalists, and finally, an overall competition winner.

The winning team will now work with the MMRDA to develop their master plan to meet the environmental guidelines and construction regulations required to allow the project to be executed following approval from local authorities.

Winner

SAMEEP PADORA & ASSOCIATES, DESIGN CELL & RATAN J BATLIBOI CONSULTANTS PVT LTD (Mumbai) with Schlaich Bergermann Partner (Germany) and Ladybird Environmental Consulting LLP

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Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates

Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates
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Runner-Up

TIARSTUDIO (Italy) & ATRIA ARQUITETOS (Brasil) with AFA consult, Mariana Siquera Landscape Architecture, Tasneem Balasinorwala & Ami Matthan

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Runner-Up. Image © Tiarstudio & ATRIA Arquitetos

Runner-Up. Image © Tiarstudio & ATRIA Arquitetos
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The shortlisted teams included:

  • VIRMUELLER ARCHITECTS (New Delhi) with Aldayjover Arquitectura Y Paisaje; Shaheer Associates, Buro Happold Engineers India Pvt Ltd & Jhaveri Associates
  • STUDIO FOR HABITAT FUTURES PRIVATE LIMITED (New Delhi) with M/s Prabhakar B. Bhagwat; OIKOS; The Ecological Sequestation Trust; Dr Prem Krishna & Paul Malcolm Blanchflower & Paritosh Tyagi

Longlisted teams were:

  • GRANT ASSOCIATES (United Kingdom) with Paul Baker; Neil Thomas; Pradeep Sachdeva; Mike Wells & Pankish Goel
  •  THE URBAN PROJECT (Mumbai) with Hrishikesh Phadke; Green Angle; Dr Dattatreya
  • RACHANA SANSAD ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE (Mumbai)
  • SOMAYA AND KALAPPA CONSULTANTS PVT LTD (Mumbai) with Urbanology; Balmond Studio; ADF (Adao da Fonseca) CONSULTORES; Sunjoy Monga; The Landscape Company; Anuradha Mathur; Dilip Da Cunha & Junya Ishigami + Associates

More information on this competition and images from all of the longlisted entries can be found here.

News via MMRDA.

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