GBCI Ramps Up Service Offerings to Green Building Industry

Green Building

GBCI Ramps Up Service Offerings to Green Building Industry

Originally published on November 15, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog.   You probably know Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) as the third-party entity that evaluates and certifies your office’s LEED projects. What you may not be aware of is that GBCI currently provides third-party verification services for certification and credentialing on a variety of platforms in addition to LEED. By implementing a standardized, scientific process through which a product, process, or service is reviewed by a….

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Browning Day Earns Six Recognitions during Award Season

Landscape Architecture

Browning Day Earns Six Recognitions during Award Season

Thank you to our clients for giving us the opportunity to create these award-winning projects. We are truly honored to have the chance to work with all of you. Congratulations to our staff for earning six awards this season. The studio’s dedication has led to the successes of these projects. Great job to our team for receiving such elite awards by professionals in our industry. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf interior design team took home a 2017 Interior Design Excellence Award….

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Leveraging Life Cycle Assessment in the Design Process

Green Building

Leveraging Life Cycle Assessment in the Design Process

Originally published on October 11, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. While environmentally responsible design and sustainable building practices have become increasingly prevalent in the design and construction industry, decision-making for building products and materials have historically focused on single attributes such as regional manufacturing, recycled content, or consisting of renewable materials or certified wood. It used to frustrate me that there was not an efficient way to make holistic decisions about building products and materials that….

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Browning Day Tackles Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Project

Landscape Architecture

Browning Day Tackles Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Project

The heart of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team may have retired, but his legacy will live on through a statue that was recently unveiled. Thousands crowded the plaza of Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7, including many former Colts teammates, coaches and staff as the Peyton Manning statue was officially revealed and celebrated. Photo gallery: Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf has a strong relationship, dating back several decades, with the City of Indianapolis and….

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Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

Landscape Architecture

Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf won four awards during the 2017 INASLA Professional Design Awards program on Sept. 22, as judged by the Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of ASLA. Browning Day received the following design awards: Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Gate 1 Plaza, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s Conrad Prebys Amphitheater, Bloomington, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s School of Global….

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Browning Day Landscape Designer Earns SITES AP Certification

Landscape Architecture

Browning Day Landscape Designer Earns SITES AP Certification

A Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Landscape Designer has become one of the first professionals in Indiana to earn the SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) credential though Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This certification signifies that Monica Guillaud, ALSA, SITES AP, stands amongst an elite group of sustainable sites design leaders dedicated to promoting the value of landscapes and ecological health within the built environment. “The ability to say ‘We created something great here that demonstrates leadership in design,’ is a much….

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How to Determine if Your Project is in a Flood Hazard Area

Green Building

How to Determine if Your Project is in a Flood Hazard Area

Originally published on September 18, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. The debate about whether or not to build on floodplains will always follow flooding disasters. LEED and other sustainable design certification systems encourage teams to locate development above certain floodplains. However, referencing this information is not something architects and engineers do everyday. Do you know how to determine if your project is in a flood hazard area? In the digital age, it is very easy to….

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Energy Use Intensity (EUI) in Simple Terms

Green Building

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) in Simple Terms

Originally published on August 17, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog.   Energy use intensity – or EUI. It has been called “the miles per gallon rating of the building industry,” but many design and construction professionals are not entirely sure how EUI is defined and what its utility is with regard to project. Below is a primer to help get anyone started.   Energy Use Intensity (EUI) Energy Use Intensity (EUI) can be defined as the….

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Applets for Energy and Environmental Design

Green Building

Applets for Energy and Environmental Design

Originally published on July 10, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. Newsflash: There are a lot of great (and free) online resources for design professionals. When I am having exchanges about energy and environmental design analysis with colleagues and students, it seems like I am constantly referring them to any number of small, accessible online utility programs for performing simple – yet highly sophisticated – functions. Some would refer to these small programs as applets. Below, I have….

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