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LEED Platinum Showcase: NEW Date & Info!

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Hello All!
We’ve written several times about the upcoming LEED Platinum Showcase at Cherokee Lofts. The new date for the Grand Opening showcase will be Thursday, October 29th from 7-10pm and the showcase will run until November 19th. We encourage everyone to check it out. You can read more about the project HERE.

Many of our graduates and students, including Lori Dennis & Brook Casey as well as several volunteers, are involved in this wonderful sustainable project! However, they are currently seeking even more volunteers, specifically more men who might be able to help with heavy lifting and general set-up the day of the opening.

Contact Aunny or Haily for information about volunteer opportunities: haily@secretagentpr.com /323. 712. 0298
aunny@secretagentpr.com /310.367.9543

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Tidbits of News (9.17.09)

LEED Teacher is offering single-day Los Angeles seminars in October & December. While we do not necessarily endorse any particular form of test preparation, these are presented as one of many fine options for students preparing to take the LEED Exam. You can register for seminars on October 1, October 22 or December 3 by visiting their website.

A new Panelite case study was just released in their September Newsletter. It is an interesting read regarding a sustainable solution to the need for privacy on the CSUF campus’ Henry Madden library. We would also like to note that one of our very own graduates, Sean Kim, (who also provided us with the header image) designed the interiors for this library while working for AC Martin.
Case study preview:
Case Study: Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno CA
Design: AC Martin Partners
Product: Panelite ClearShade IGU with clear tubular honeycomb

Challenge:
The architects’ challenge was to enclose the upper-story reading room of the new Henry Madden Library for privacy and a sense of focused calm while allowing views to the campus. Their aesthetic intent for the library was to reference two local elements: the tectonics and craft of basket weaving and the varied textures of the agricultural landscape.

Solution:
To accomplish these privacy, vision and aesthetic goals they chose Panelite’s translucent ClearShade IGU. The glass panels read as a monolithic surface from the exterior while from the interior, the light quality, directional transparency and spectacular unfolding views create an ephemeral effect. In addition to providing 48% visible light transmission, the ClearShade product offers superior Solar Heat Gain performance due to the shading function of the honeycomb core , contributing to the building’s energy efficiency. ”

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USGBC LA Tour – Lantana Building

UCLA Extension Arc_ID urges you to attend USGBC‘s Tour of Beachbody at the Lantana Building on Wednesday, September 16 at 6pm (3301 Exposition Blvd, Santa Monica). They will be conducting a self guided tour & panel discussion in conjunction with Ehrlich Architects of their recently completed LEED project in Santa Monica. There is limited seating for attendees so register early! $45 members/ $55 non-members. You can register HERE.

USGBC SM Lantana

USGBC New LEED Initiative

The USGBC is trying to place a focus on daily awareness of green performance. In order to give architect and designers a better way to manage their sustainable practices yesterday they announced the launch of the Building Performance Initiative, which will collect and analyze information about LEED certified buildings. The data will be submitted by managers and overseers of various LEED projects and collected in a central database where analysts from the USGBC then review it.

You can read more about it in Hospitality Design Magazine HERE.

Tidbits of News

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Find out what makes the Getty Center so “green.” Their website states: “The Getty is committed to providing environmental leadership in the cultural community. We are proud to announce that the Getty Center has earned LEED® silver certification from the U.S Environmental Building Council. LEED is the nation’s most widely recognized green building rating system, evaluating environmentally responsible design, construction, and operation. In 2005, the Getty Center became the first facility in the United States to be awarded LEED status for an existing building…

You can read all about it HERE.

Pickford Home by Isabelle Duvivier


The Pickford Home

The Pickford Home


Take a tour of the Pickford home, designed by Isabelle Duvivier (LEED AP) and owned by Todd and Karyn Eichenberger. The tour takes place Saturday, July 18, 2009, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 10830 Pickford Way, Culver City 90230. Tour is free for Eco-Home members, $5 for non-members.

From the Duvivier Architects website:
“This house is certified LEED Platinum, the highest environmental rating in the US, the ultimate in green architecture. The house is oriented to the south, has a three story cooling tower, and a living green wall. It has efficient windows, water heater and appliances. It features a storm water percolation pit and has a greywater system awaiting final City approval.”

A piece on the home was also published in the Eco-Home Journal and you can read the text here

UCLA Extension Arc_ID encourages you to take this tour and get a taste of what “green” design is all about! UCLA Extension and Arc_ID proudly support and promote sustainability.

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