Gallery: Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will ...

 
MSM is expected to be completed sometime in 2015.

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  1. r_krebs March 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Bridgette Meinhold, love the article and especially the photo gallery. I would point out that even though you can have variegated interiors, breezes constructed throughout the building, high performance air conditioning equipment, and use grey water to water the plants…but if the building is not efficiently sealed and insulated its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will show it used more energy in its use phase than a tighter building envelope would. Building sustainability takes into account the building’s entire lifetime “energy footprint” including end-of-life and energy recovery. Building materials such as spray polyurethane foam, SIP’s, extruded polystyrene (XPS), molded polystyrene (EPS) and polyiso-board help prevent interior wall air convection – increasing a wall’s thermal performance, saving energy, green house gases, and homeowner heating and cooling costs.

    Rob Krebs

    American Chemistry Council

    http://www.facebook.com/greenbuildingsolutions

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