CCSF Multi-Use Building: The City College of San Francisco Multi-Use Building takes advantage of its windy sit...

"The central idea was to take a step forward from the brutal efficiency of double-loaded corridors and put an atrium in the building," says Pfau. Atria have long been a popular way to introduce natural light into large structures. But in this case, the atrium plays a significant role in the natural ventilation. On top of the building are a series of 10-foot-tall glass monitors, which are angled away from the ocean. The breezes flow over the top, creating negative pressure on the side facing the hill. This suction augments the natural stack effect and pulls warm air out of the building. In the winter, a radiant floor system warms the space while natural ventilation brings fresh air into the building. Working with local firm Interface Engineering to model the airflow, the architects figured out how many monitors they needed—15 altogether—and what the shape and dimensions sho...

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Building a Mocking Library

rubyflow.com 01 Jul '13, 7pm

My talk "Building a Mocking Library" from Ancient City Ruby has been posted. Feedback welcomed. This talk is not about tes...

Equipment: The top 5 long ball hitters on TOUR and the drivers they use:

Equipment: The top 5 long ball hitters on TOUR ...

pgatour.com 02 Jul '13, 4pm

Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Equipment Report will highlight the top 5 players in a statistical category, and the club they us...

Fake Yelp Heatmaps of San Francisco: Where do y...

modernluxury.com 03 Jul '13, 12am

all the rage on the world wide web today: these Google maps of various metropoles indicate in red the locations that Yelpe...

Breaking news: the green building community has spoken- overwhelming passage of LEED v4! #LEEDworks

Breaking news: the green building community has...

usgbc.org 02 Jul '13, 2pm

LEED works. It's working to protect the environment. It's working to save you money. It's working to build better and stro...

My article in July SF Magazine is up! @sanfranmag: Will America's Cup be blockbuster, boondoggle, or both?

My article in July SF Magazine is up! @sanfranm...

modernluxury.com 01 Jul '13, 4pm

Will it be a blockbuster or a boondoggle—or both? Until the America’s Cup races begin on July 5 —or, more critically, unti...

New @DVGBC #policy blog "Green and Better Build...

dvgbc.org 01 Jul '13, 3pm

Shortly before adjourning for the year, the 147th Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34 , w...

Strawbale building blocks, inovative and enviro...

jetsongreen.com 01 Jul '13, 8pm

Here is another example of strawbale building blocks, these ones are made by Oryzatech and are stacked much like "lego" wi...

A Journey Through the Natural Building Techniques: Cob #CSR #Green #Living #Sustainability #RealEst…

A Journey Through the Natural Building Techniqu...

greenbuildingelements.com 02 Jul '13, 6pm

Once you have your materials, you are left with having to mix them and apply them to the wall. Ranging in cost, time, and ...