Simple Ecological Planning – with Vectorworks
Today's clients often ask for more than an appealing design; they also want their buildings to be eco-friendly and sustainable. The following projects created with Vectorworks software - themselves merely a small selection among countless examples - show how the two go hand in hand.
NYC Subway Goes Solar
For the largest above-ground station in the New York City subway system, Brooklyn's Kiss + Cathcart architects designed an innovative panelized construction system of semi-transparent photovoltaic modules to generate solar energy. Show More
Green Building in the Botanic Garden
Sydney's Kennedy Associates Architects' goal was to set the benchmark for future buildings on the estate at the Botanic Garden in Sydney and to provide a unique multi-function facility, which meets high standards in terms of ecological sustainability within a very modest budget. Show More
Sustainability Pays Off
A new resource-efficient building was constructed for Darmstadt Technical University based on the designs of the Stuttgart architects Knoche. In January 2009, the design was awarded the German Sustainable Building Certification. Show Less
Lichtwiese Campus of Darmstadt Technical University awarded "The German Sustainable Building Certification"
Darmstadt Technical University was awarded the silver "German Sustainable Building Certification" (DGNB) for the new building now housing the Civil Engineering department on the Lichtwiese Campus. The award takes into account economic and ecological aspects as well as sociocultural, functional and technical qualities. The quality of the site was evaluated separately. The building is characterized by the regard for economic viability, spanning the entire lifecycle of the building, the use of long-lasting and ecologically compatible materials as well as the use of efficient technical building facilities.
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Eco-Campus in Japan
Energy-efficient buildings and carefully planned green spaces make the Sagamihara Campus of Aoyama Gakuin University near Tokyo a veritable “Eco-Campus”. In comparison to a plan without such measures, CO2 emissions were reduced by more than one fifth. Show More
Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Energy Laboratory
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Energy Laboratory provides students a living lab to learn about alternative energy and sustainability. The project has also won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu 2010 Award of Excellence. Show More