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Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Case Study – 05-07-2018

The headquarters features innovative building materials from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, including glazing, roofing, insulation, gypsum wallboard, and acoustical ceilings and wall panels, and serves as a living laboratory so employees can evaluate products while making improvements.

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Waterfront Facilities

by Anthony Farmer, PE, NAVFAC Engineering & Criteria Programs Office (CIENG)
Building Types – 04-27-2018

Nearly every town or city bordering a body of water has an industrial, commercial, recreational, or residential district called the Waterfront. And the structures along it provide the critical link between terrestrial humans and open waters.

Submarine in Dry Dock

Building Systems Efficiency

by the Alliance to Save Energy
Resource Page – 03-29-2018

Much progress has been made on improving building energy efficiency over the past decades by focusing on the efficiency of individual building components (i.e., appliances and equipment) and, more recently, the efficiency of the building as a whole.

Emerging opportunities for attaining significant efficiency gains-such as through the integration of smart grid connectivity and related control technologies-are optimally applied at the system level.

Clinic / Health Unit

Space Type – 03-20-2018

The Clinic/Health Unit space types are facilities where outpatient ambulatory health services are provided. Support and sub-space types, such as office spaces, private toilets, and filing and storage areas are included.

Clinic /health unit space designs are as varied as the people and communities they serve.

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