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3 Sustainable - And Affordable - Building Design Ideas

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 21, 2018 1:10:27 PM

Architects and contractors have a unique opportunity to make new homes and commercial buildings more sustainable for less money. Once a home is built, retrofitting it to be more earth-friendly can be difficult and costly. Designers who equip new properties with affordable sustainable features minimize environmental impacts for the life of the home. And, by employing tactics to use less, they end up saving the property owner money on utilities and waste in the long run, too.

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How to Source Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Building greener is all about finding the right materials for your needs.

Innovators are constantly developing new and better sustainable building techniques and materials, driven in large part by increasing demand for carbon neutral construction. Knowing what materials are available and how to source them can help you build a cleaner, greener building — and maybe save some money in the process, too.

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Sustainable Building Design Ideas for 2018

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 26, 2017 12:00:00 AM

2018 is slated to be a huge and exciting year for sustainable architecture and design.

Why? In part, because sustainable building design ideas once considered radical are now crossing over to the mainstream. Now, everyone from architects and small business owners to local municipalities and global governance bodies can get help make the world a cleaner and greener place with projects both big and small.

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Benefits of Taking Energy Efficiency Seriously at Restaurants

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 21, 2017 12:27:00 PM

For architects and property owners drawing plans and overseeing build-outs, prioritizing energy efficiency for restaurants can help keep operational costs down for restaurateurs. There’s a lot you can do to improve efficiency with little overhead cost and minimal disruption, too. Here are some of our favorite suggestions for a greener and leaner restaurant:

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3 Easy Eco Friendly Restaurant Design Ideas

Posted by Mike Gatti on Dec 12, 2017 4:25:23 PM

Millennials tend to look for restaurants that serve eco-friendly, organic, and local food. They also love to eat out, going to restaurants 14% more than their parents’ generation. That trend might be changing, however, thanks in part to the proliferation of healthy meal kit delivery services which make it easier to cook at home.

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Tips for Pitching Eco Friendly Architecture Ideas to Clients

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 7, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Interest in environmentally-friendly building is growing fast, both in residential and commercial spaces. Many companies will pay a premium rate for green tech in their offices, which is why LEED Certified buildings typically attract higher rental rates (up to 20 percent more).

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How Quality Awning Fabrics Can Save Retail Stores Money

Posted by Mike Gatti on Nov 9, 2017 9:06:00 AM

When bidding out retail projects, firms are always looking for ways to distinguish themselves from the competition. Form and function are important, but cost is often the paramount concern for most retail businesses.

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3 Things to Consider When Sourcing Awning Fabrics for Publicly Funded Buildings

Posted by Mike Gatti on Nov 6, 2017 10:11:00 AM


Civic architecture demands a unique approach, considering the community context of a project and also the particular needs of local government clients. Architecture firms that work on publicly funded buildings have usually experienced the ups and downs of this process.

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Awning Fabrics Add Flair to Drab Commercial Projects

Posted by Mike Gatti on Oct 11, 2017 1:24:00 PM

Designing commercial projects is a highly collaborative process that is guided by the specific needs of clients and the site. Commercial project soften let form follow function to the extreme, and the end result can often border on the utilitarian. This is the nature of commercial design, but the most successful firms have developed strategies over time that create space for uniquely creative touches within a highly functional framework.

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How Awning Outdoor Fabrics Can Help You Save Big on Energy Costs

Posted by Mike Gatti on Mar 30, 2017 7:27:31 PM

Did you know that awnings provide more than just shade? Awnings can actually cut your energy bill down and save you hundreds of dollars. In fact, a study conducted by the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association indicated that awnings can save homeowners up to $200 annually in energy costs.

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