Fremont, CA to require solar panels, EV chargers in new homes

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Fremont has recently adopted a new code that requires the installation of solar panels on new homes built in the city.

Source: www.eastbaytimes.com

Inside a $2.45 million Denver home with award-winning architecture

In today’s world of cookie-cutter McMansions, this modern home in Denver really stands out from the crowd.

Source: www.thedenverchannel.com

Facebook fails to throw out lawsuit that alleges data centre design theft

The court judgement is to dismiss any further lawsuit attempt made by Facebook on the breach of contract.

Source: www.cbronline.com

An office building so green it actually produces energy

“Waterloo will soon be home to one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the country, a building..”

Source: www.therecord.com

A Better Way to Sell Building Products to Architects

“Architects want to learn. They don’t want to be sold. If architects are at the AIA Convention to learn and your booth traffic is low, then you have two choices..”

Source: www.seethewhizard.com

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New York City unveils massive green-roofed film and fashion hub in Brooklyn

The green-roofed Made in NY Campus, designed by WXY architecture + urban design, will modernize Brooklyn’s Sunset Park.

Source: inhabitat.com

Green buildings make for higher performance in workplace

The key to working better, sleeping better, and feeling better could be rooted in the design, maintenance, and operation of the buildings where we spend the majority of our time, a new Harvard study has found.

Source: phys.org

Perkins+Will release white paper that recommends avoiding antimicrobial products in buildings

Perkins+Will have released a white paper that recommends avoiding including antimicrobial products in buildings. “Antimicrobial building products marketed as ‘healthy’ or beneficial to human health contain ingredients that may have adverse environmental or human health impacts

Source: archinect.com

Celebrities lose fight to stop Candy Crush exec digging out “iceberg” basement

Nick Pointon and his wife Claire have been given the green light to build a 1,700 sq ft basement below their three-storey terraced property in Barnes, south west London.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

America’s Most Expensive House … Times Two

Near Los Angeles, the most expensive house in the nation is on the market for $250 million, but one is rising nearby that may cost half a billion.

Source: www.nytimes.com