Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs – KHBS NW Arkansas

4029tv.com reports

“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”

[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]

Asphalt receiving new attention

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.

For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.

 


Korean Air Partners With Los Angeles to Plant and Care for Urban Trees – MarketWatch

Korean Air Donates $160,000 to Mayor Villaraigosa’s Million Trees Los Angeles Initiative As Part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration and International Commitment to Reforestation and Tree Preservation

SOURCE: PRNewswire(Market Watch) – Korean Air Partners With Los Angeles to Plant and Care for Urban Trees

Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III

”Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner, developer and manager of the Metrotower Office Complex in Burnaby, announced today that it is developing the complex’s third office tower, Metrotower III. Occupancy of the 29 storey office tower is expected in summer 2011.

Metrotower III is the first project in Canada to be pre-certified for LEED® CS (Core and Shell) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.”

SOURCE: Ivanhoe Cambridge – News – Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III.

Autodesk University starts tomorrow

AUTODESK UNIVERSITY — More than 9,000 design professionals from 74 countries will again descend on Las Vegas this week for what has become a yearly pilgrimage of all things Autodesk . Attendees at Autodesk University (AU) 2008 will experience design innovation through the voices of customers in industries such as manufacturing, architecture and building, media and entertainment, automotive and transportation, geospatial and education.

Highlights of the Autodesk University experience include:

AU General Session and Keynotes with Cool Customers: Industry keynote sessions will feature customers such as:

  • Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, a seasoned innovation practitioner, will share proven techniques for fostering a culture of creativity and developing processes for continuous innovation.
  • Bob Berkebile, founding principal at BNIM Architects, and Barry Weiss, Sony Pictures Imageworks senior vice president of animation and artist development, will focus on the design visualization side of 3December and discuss the “green” rebuilding of Greensburg, Kansas, a town devastated by a tornado in 2007.

Sustainability: The Sustainable by Design booth features the results of Autodesk’s first sustainability report and showcases products across industries that enable architects, engineers and designers to make more sustainable design decisions. Information is available on how 3D modeling, building information modeling (BIM) and Digital Prototyping enable designers to visualize, simulate and analyze their designs early in the design process to facilitate sustainable design decision making.

SOURCE: Autodesk – Autodesk University

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