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U Iowa Grows a Green Roof on $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center

U Iowa Grows a Green Roof on $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The University of Iowa recently opened its new $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center, which sports what it claims is a first for the state: a green roof.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

"The facility, which is pursuing gold LEED certification, will include multiple microclimates to accommodate a variety of plantings, according to coverage in the Daily Iowan. Also, because portions of the roof can be seen from many of the building's offices, the green will provide a visual break for occupants.


Among the operations in the center will be six floors of research labs and a mix of wet and dry labs. Among the major areas of research will be diabetes, cardiovascular, auditory, lung biology and biomedical imaging. One level will contain the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, with several MRIs."

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SCUP 2013 North Atlantic One-Day

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October 4, 2013 | Gateway Community College | New Haven, CT

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LEEDing the Way to Change

In 2012, Gateway Community College (GCC) celebrated the official opening of its new downtown New Haven campus with an August 29 ribbon-cutting attended by hundreds of stakeholders, including politicians, donors, officials from higher education, faculty, staff, members of the community, and most importantly—GCC students. That day represented over a decade of persistence and leadership spearheaded by the college’s president, Dorsey L. Kendrick, to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students in the New Haven region. This state-of-the-art urban campus was realized through a culmination of effort, advocacy, planning, and rigorous negotiations. The result is a college campus that is not only conducive to learning, but exists as an integral thread of the downtown New Haven landscape. 

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What Architects Should Know About LEED V4, in Brief

What Architects Should Know About LEED V4, in Brief | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
More than four years after its predecessor, and one year later than originally planned, LEED v4 will be launched at Greenbuild 2013. Was the wait worth it?
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

The USGBC built in an overlap period, until June 1, 2015, in which projects can be registered to become certified under LEED 2009 or LEED v4. Then there's no wading back.

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Beautiful, Innovative, and Sustainable: The Future of Green Architecture

Beautiful, Innovative, and Sustainable: The Future of Green Architecture | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Today, architecture finds itself at a crossroads.

Building materials and new construction, along with the operation and maintenance of buildings, account for a significant sum of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.


Faced with this fact, how are architects to responsibly pursue the act (and art) of architecture without further deteriorating the planet’s environmental make-up or depleting its resources?

What forms of high and low technology can be developed to curtail the injurious side of building?

Can good—or even great—architecture be sustainable?


The answer, of course, is yes. The best buildings have always shown a concern for their immediate environs and how they fit in them, whether they were conscious of “sustainability” or not. Now, all architects and buildings are expected to be engaged with sustainable standards, such as LEED titles, photovoltaic cells, or green roofs—all things that these 10 projects have in common. Check out our favorite projects in architecture + sustainability...


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:32 PM

A curated collection of (relatively) recent sustainable building projects that highlight innovative approaches to environmental design and green building, with links provided for additional information and details.

Paige's curator insight, August 6, 2014 2:47 PM

Green architecture! I've dreamt and have considered going into a field of real estate specializing in the building and selling of eco-friendly homes!