Residence Halls provide a unique educational opportunity for students, since they can learn about and experience a lifestyle that embodies sustainable practices and engages them as active participants in reducing energy use for the building. The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) and Bridgewater State University (BSU) took advantage of a Zero Net Energy Building... Read more »
With the right tools at their disposal, project teams can gain important insight into the performance of their buildings, even at the earliest stages of design. This insight can radically improve energy efficiency, reduce duplicative work, and save time and money. We use and develop advanced technologies to help teams discover these insights early on so they can design buildings with optimal performance.
This article reviews Waste to Energy (WTE) technologies that are currently available and how the healthcare sector can employ these for waste management and revenue generation. The available literature is reviewed to discuss specific case studies. The case studies also explore the role of local communities in these ventures. The financing, operations and maintenance of... Read more »
This paper discusses unique design of the Rush University Medical Center Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion, specifically focusing on the sustainable strategies considered and investigated during the design as well as the technical aspects. The first part of the article reviews background information about the Rush University Medical Center and its Entry Pavilion, while the... Read more »