The Difference Between Reflectance and Emittance

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The Difference Between Reflectance and Emittance

Originally published on November 18, 2015 by BNP Media through the Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing Blog. What is emittance? Among the three basic forms of heat transfer – conduction, convection, and radiation – the term emittance refers to a material’s ability to release heat through radiation. The term necessarily refers to the heat exchange at surface of a material because heat exchange through a solid would be conductive and heat exchange through a fluid would be convective. Emittance is the….

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Browning Day featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

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Browning Day featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

Landscape Architect & Specifier News – November 2015 “Firms of the Midwest” Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Indianapolis, Ind. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf began as a landscape architectural firm in 1967. Today, it is one of the leading architectural, landscape architectural design and planning firms in the Midwest. The firm has 4 principles, 28 architects, 10 landscape architects, 3 interior designers and 8 administrative professionals. Now in its third generation of leadership, the firm’s work encompasses academic, parks and recreation, preservation and….

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Corporate Sustainability Reports (CSRs) and LEED v4

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Corporate Sustainability Reports (CSRs) and LEED v4

Originally published on October 20, 2015 by BNP Media through the Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing Blog. While various transparency labels such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations (HPDs), and Cradle to Cradle Certified Products have received a great deal of attention under LEED v4, project teams can also be rewarded by choosing products from manufacturers that have publicly released information from their raw materials suppliers indicating extraction locations, a long-term commitment to ecologically responsible land use, efforts to….

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Browning Day Wins Big | Fall 2015 Newsletter

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Browning Day Wins Big | Fall 2015 Newsletter

Browning Day wins INASLA Awards Last week, the landscape architecture team of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf received three awards for excellence in design by the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Brett Schlachter, landscape architect, also received special recognition of outstanding leadership, service and commitment. Congratulations, team! Browning Day received the Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed at the state-level, for the River Ridge Commerce Center Gateway Master Plan. The award is reserved only for….

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We Must Address Our Aging Infrastructure

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We Must Address Our Aging Infrastructure

Originally published on September 22, 2015 by BNP Media through the Walls & Ceilings Blog. Infrastructure is essential for every family, community, and business to function. It encompasses everything from the water that comes out of your faucet to the Hoover Dam; from the road in your neighborhood to our expansive interstate highway network. Planes, trains, ports, the electric grid, solid way conveyance – it all falls under the umbrella of infrastructure. It is the foundation that connects society, driving….

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Analog Analysis

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Analog Analysis

Lam Partners Principal Keith Yancey demonstrates model testing on the heliodon with students at the Boston Architectural College during the Fall 2015 Intensive Week. Photograph by Daniel Overbey. Originally published on August 25, 2015 by BNP Media through the Walls & Ceilings Blog. Digital tools are vital (I rely on them virtually everyday), but sometimes in order to really understand a phenomena we have to get a bit closer. That’s where analog analysis tools come in handy. Something special happens when….

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Examining the Jevons Paradox through Residential Energy Consumption

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Examining the Jevons Paradox through Residential Energy Consumption

Originally published on August 13, 2015 by BNP Media through the Walls & Ceilings Blog. Is there any such thing as a ‘perfect’ energy code? I recently posed this question to a colleague of mine – a gentleman with whom I have served alongside in multiple state code review committees over the years. He poignantly offered, “While new energy codes may improve the energy efficiency of a building, it does not follow axiomatically that the building will use less energy.”….

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Understanding the Profile Angle

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Understanding the Profile Angle

Originally published on July 6, 2015 by BNP Media through the Walls & Ceilings Blog. If you’ve ever designed an overhang to protect a window, you have been confronted with the question of how far should it extend? It seems like a simple enough question, yet the factors to consider lead to ever more questions: …which way does the window face? …how much of the window should be protected? …how is the overhang length related to various Sun angles? At….

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The ArKICKtects: Kickin’ Grass and Taking Names

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The ArKICKtects: Kickin’ Grass and Taking Names

Monica Guillaud is a Graduate Landscape Architect  and a new addtion to the Blogger team at Browning Day The ArKICKtects are back again for our second season in the Circle City Athletics Summer 2015 Downtown Kickball League. The games are played at IUPUI Carroll Stadium. We just finished our second game of the season, and we are having so much fun on these Tuesday summer evenings. Perhaps there is no better way to get to know your coworkers than by….

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