The Center Awarded SITES Certification for Achievement in Landscape Sustainability

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The Center Awarded SITES Certification for Achievement in Landscape Sustainability

Project earns first SITES certification in the State of Indiana INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 12, 2019 – The Center, The Heritage Group’s catalyst for growth, was awarded certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for landscape sustainability. Designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, The Center is the first SITES certified project in Indiana. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for designing, developing, and maintaining sustainable landscapes. The Center was designed to….

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Top 5 Interior Trends We Love for 2019

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Top 5 Interior Trends We Love for 2019

Leading design through passion and skill, interior designers are changing the way we experience spaces. They use current trends to meet the functional needs of projects and bring value to our clients. While some trends may come and go, here are five trends for 2019 that we love, and hope are here to stay! 1. Nod to Nature People are spending more time indoors but wanting to connect with nature now more than ever. Bringing outside elements to the interior….

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Why the 2018 IgCC is Critical to the Future of Green Building

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Why the 2018 IgCC is Critical to the Future of Green Building

Originally published on January 23, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. It has been nearly half a decade since the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC); the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES); and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a Moratorium of Understanding to better align green building goals through ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED certification system. For years, these groups had been working on their owner….

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Browning Day Announces New Class of Associates

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Browning Day Announces New Class of Associates

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf recently recognized several employees as associates and senior associates. The firm is committed to the empowerment of their talented staff and is proud to identify these team members for their leadership within the firm. The following employees have been promoted to Senior Associate: • Rosie Foulke, VP, Business Development • Ryan Cambridge, Planning Practice Leader • Christine Eaton, Landscape Architecture Practice Leader The following employees have been promoted to Associate: • Ryan Miller, Architecture Project Manager….

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Hotel Design is Changing the Indianapolis Marketplace and Boosting Economy

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Hotel Design is Changing the Indianapolis Marketplace and Boosting Economy

Choosing a destination for business or leisure travel is based on many factors. Locations in the highest demand host major conventions and sporting events and offer diverse dining, entertainment, and transportation options. Indianapolis has seen an explosive growth in tourism as a result of the city’s focus on quality amenities, including the need for thoughtful hotel development. According to recent statistics reported by Visit Indy, 28 million people visited Indianapolis this year, with more than 70 percent hotel occupancy. This….

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Cheers to 2018: A video of our completed work

Browning plans $157 million development in Downtown Fishers’ Nickel Plate District

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Browning plans $157 million development in Downtown Fishers’ Nickel Plate District

New mixed-use destination campus to enhance vibrancy of Nickel Plate District, preserve iconic buildings Fishers, Ind. – Browning Investments, along with City of Fishers’ Mayor Scott Fadness, announced today a major downtown development along the north and south sides of 116th Street in the Nickel Plate District. The mixed-use development will feature residential, retail, a high-end boutique hotel, and will be anchored by a six-story office building. Browning’s engagement provides for a coordinated delivery of all projects and the associated….

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Blue Roofs are Essential to Achieve Zero Rainwater Overflow

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Blue Roofs are Essential to Achieve Zero Rainwater Overflow

Originally published on November 30, 2018 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. In their latest Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave our domestic wastewater infrastructure and average grade of D+ citing 772 communities in the US in which wastewater and stormwater drain into the same treatment system. These combined sewer systems can experience capacity issues following heavy rain events, resulting in overflows containing a combination of stormwater with untreated human and industrial waste, toxic substances, debris, and other….

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The Proper Ventilation Rate for an Indoor Environment

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The Proper Ventilation Rate for an Indoor Environment

Originally published on November 9, 2018 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. Ventilation rates in our buildings can be a complicated subject and there is no shortage on ways to assess how air is brought into an indoor environment. Yet, a basic question that commonly emerges is simply: How much ventilation should I provide in a building? ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1 When it comes to defining minimum ventilation rates in buildings (except for low-rise residential), the premiere reference is ANSI/ASHRAE….

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