The nonprofit consortium that oversees much of the nation’s building codes just gave the construction and gas industries more control over the process.
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The new integrated State Secretariat complex will be an amalgamation of historic architecture and modern technology reflecting the rich culture of Telangana.
“I just sequestered myself in here. I was totally out of danger because I told all my subcontractors, ‘Don’t come in,'” Robinson said, referring to when the COVID-19 outbreak began. “I would just sit here and listen to podcasts all day long and music and I would just have these great meditative, very long days.”
Strategic Growth Council awards a pile of implementation and planning grants for sustainable, healthy communities
Supporters are optimistic that the City Council will adopt a 2021 code expected to increase efficiency by 10%.
The new, 55-unit expansion of Old Colony in South Boston is part of a decade-long redevelopment of the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony, as the affordable housing complex is known. According to the architects, the work also reflects an emerging national wave of affordable multi-family housing built to the stringent, energy-saving Passive House standard, which is better known for its use in high-end, single-family homes.
The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host John Mandyck, the CEO of Urban Green Council as part of the Spring 2020 Speaker Series. With a mission to transform buildings for a more sustainable future in New York City and around the world, the Urban Green Council researches and educates on policy solutions to enhance the sustainability of buildings.
This May, residents chosen from a lottery of 2,600 applicants are scheduled to begin moving into 98 affordable housing units in the new Finch Cambridge building on Concord Avenue near Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Designed by Boston’s Icon Architecture, the building features playful bay and corner windows to let in sunlight and allow cross-ventilation, a lobby with a vaulted ceiling and an open staircase meant to entice people to forgo the elevators, and other thoughtful touches like sage-green accent walls and large floor tiles in the bathrooms to minimize the use of dirt-attracting grout. Its family-friendly laundry room is next to a large community space with a lounge, a kitchen area, and homework nooks—and both are sited on the top floor, with windows offering stunning views of Fresh Pond and access to a rooftop terrace that will have raised beds for gardening.