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Jun
12

The True Cost of Building Green

  With buildings contributing to 40 percent of  emissions, architects play a key role in preserving the environment and making significant steps to carbon neutrality. With the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, we can’t neglect to invest in green buildings. Building green requires purposeful consideration of the impact that […]

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Feb
07

mindful MATERIALS: Why Manufacturers Need to Be Listed

You know it all too well: Researching the environmental impact of products from manufacturers is a time consuming and fragmented process. It’s about time a platform addressed the absence of a real-time, aggregated source of reliable information architects and designers can count on. mindful MATERIALS is a design industry initiative, one that provides a centralized […]

By Stephane Forget | mindful Material . Sustainable Design
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Nov
12

How LEED v4 Differs from Previous LEED Versions

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system has become the hallmark of whether or not a building has followed proper protocol for reducing its environmental impact. Truly, it’s a recipe for success for builders who want the most functional and transparent process when bringing their green building projects to life. With a lifespan of […]

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Aug
02

This is the Most Overlooked Aspect of Building Design

It’s affecting you more than you know   Your office or workplace has one serious design flaw. And no, it’s not the outdated carpeting or questionable color scheme – although those too could definitely use a complete overhaul. This design flaw has less to do with the aesthetics and more to do with overall functionality, […]

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Jun
05

Lighting effects on human health

Why Your Workplace Environment is Negatively Affecting Your Productivity At some point, we have all felt bogged down by the weight of work responsibilities, sometimes before we even open our email inbox. Many times, you can overcome work related stress by tuning into your surroundings and garnering inspiration from your place of employment. For many, […]

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Mar
23

EPD! EPD! Demystify it!

Environmentally responsible, sustainably sourced, and built to last. Green building emphasizes resource efficiency throughout a building’s life cycle: from day one of the planning stage to demolition day. The green building concept, which preceded LEED, presents a realistic view of global resource limitation. It lays the groundwork for a healthy approach to urban planning by […]

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Feb
24

Pushing the Envelope: Energy Efficiency in Building Design

Building design varies greatly depending on where you live due to climate and elevation level. The further you travel north or south, the greater variations in building design you will observe. Whether you reside in a hot, desert-type climate, or a freezing, wintery tundra, building practices and techniques will change drastically to accommodate unique conditions. […]

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Jan
25

LEEDing the Way

If you’re at all in tune with the industry of architecture and building design, chances are good that you’ve probably noticed a significant upsurge in news about the critically acclaimed international standard for design, construction and operation of high-performance structures. However, you have probably associated this concept with a more commonly used term – LEED […]

By Stephane Forget | Green Building Architecture . LEED
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Jan
15

3 New Online courses

We just publish a 3 new Online Courses offering 1 CEU each”Shining Light on EPD’s”, “Daylighting & Energy”,  and “Quartersawn Hardwood in Sustainable Design”.  The course on EPD also offer LEED SPECIFIC BD+C, ID+C and GA credits.  Look at our Online Course section.

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Jan
01

ATS now offer Webinar an Online courses

ATS now offers multiple options to Architects & LEED professionals who need continuing education credits (CEU’s).  In addition to our live seminars in 50 different cities, we are offering Webinars & Online courses.

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