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American Institute of Architects Announces the Greenest Buildings of 2013
A New Norris House by Tricia Stuth, Robert C. French
The New Norris House was conceived of and created by its design team to mark the 75th anniversary of the original Norris Project, an affordable housing scheme in Norris, Tennessee from the New Deal era. Right-sizing is at the heart of this winning project, reducing material and operational loads and costs and shifting funds to quality design and construction, passive strategies and high-efficiency systems. The New Norris House is compact at 1008 square feet. It is well insulated, with R-29.5 walls, R-24 roof, and R-24 crawlspace and it is air-tight.
355 11th Street: the Matarozzi/Pelsinger Multiuse Building by Aidlin Darling Design
This project is a LEED-NC Gold adaptive re-use of a historic and previously derelict turn-of-the-century industrial building in San Francisco. It is a mixed-use project that houses a LEED-CI Platinum restaurant on the ground floor. The project’s sustainable strategies include solar energy harvesting, a green roof and natural ventilation. It’s most interesting feature is a new exterior skin, which is perforated to allow light and air to pass through new operable windows beyond. It mitigates solar heat gain while enabling cross-ventilation of the interior.
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