Clarifying Slab-on-Grade Insulation in ASHRAE Standard 90.1

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Clarifying Slab-on-Grade Insulation in ASHRAE Standard 90.1

Originally published on April 8, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. Slab-on-grade insulation. It seems like it should not be so complicated. Yet, slab-on-grade insulation can be arranged in a number of configurations, each with pros and cons. One arrangement may be more conducive to maintaining a continuous thermal barrier from a wall down through its foundation but it allows unsightly exposure along the building perimeter. Another configuration may better conceal the insulation yet it allows an….

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Spring is upon us! For some, that might sound like birds chirping in the early hours of the morning, kids playing ball in the back yard, or your next-door neighbor firing up his lawn mower too early again. Spring, in my childhood home, sounded like the whirring of a washing machine and the scrubbing of gloriously grass-stained socks, shirts, and pants from my previous game (sorry Mom!). However, in the Springs to come, it seems laundry may look a little….

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Is Integrated Project Delivery Dead… or Just Reborn?

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Is Integrated Project Delivery Dead… or Just Reborn?

Originally published on March 19, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. It was supposed to usher in the next generation of high-performance projects – where silos would be destroyed, building information modeling (BIM) would be harnessed, and both risk and reward would be shared across all major stakeholders. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has been touted for its many potential attributes. As a collaborative project delivery method, IPD utilizes the talents and insights of all project participants through all phases….

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Gauging the Impact of Exterior Shading using the Projection Factor

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Gauging the Impact of Exterior Shading using the Projection Factor

Originally published on February 15, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is a ratio that defines the amount of solar energy that reaches a glazing assembly (including both the glass and frame) with the amount that gets through to the inside. It represents the ability of a glazing assembly to resist heat gain from direct solar radiation. A high SHGC indicates poor resistance. That means most of the solar radiation arriving to the window or….

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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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