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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.

Restaurants will need to adapt in order to remain appealing to millennial audiences. One way restaurants can get their attention is to take their commitment to sustainability beyond food, and begin implementing eco-friendly design to limit energy consumption.

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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 Public 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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Don't Let Changing Weather Patterns Doom Your Outdoor Awning Project

Posted by Mike Gatti on Mar 28, 2017 4:54:25 PM

Awnings built with high quality fabrics are made to withstand the rigors of the outdoors; wind and other inclement weather shouldn’t put a stop in your plans. Whether you live in a sunny state or a rainy state, awnings are designed to stand up to varying weather patterns. Specialty fabrics designed specifically for awning applications are developed with waterproof resistant qualities and UV resistance; these textiles are durable, reliable, and adaptable to changing weather patterns.

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Maximize the Visual Impact of your Outside Awning

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 16, 2017 5:42:01 PM

Did you know that the psychological impact of color runs deeper than the bluest of blues? Colors are an important part of any marketing or branding project as well as pretty much everything else in our lives. In fact, the impact of color on our perception is enormous.

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Changing Awning Fabric Colors Can Provide Buildings a New Look at a Minimal Cost

Posted by Mike Gatti on Mar 14, 2017 2:28:04 PM

The look of a business depends on more than the shape of the building it occupies or the color of the exterior paint. In fact, a business’ identity or brand is more than just a logo, product, or service; it’s about overall presentation.

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