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greenbuildingspay

 

Loisos + Ubbelohde Featured in Green Buildings Pay Book

Susan Ubbelohde, along with the work of Loisos + Ubbelohde, is featured in this new edition which presents new chapters and case studies from the United States and Denmark, as well as Great Britain. Three projects where L+U had a significant role in achieving energy efficiency goals are included in the book as case studies; NASA Sustainability Base, the New York Times Building and the Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology. L+U's approach and performance analyses are referenced in the chapter "R&D for Green Buildings".

See the projects:
> NASA Sustainability Base
> New York Times Building
> Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology

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greensource jan2013

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in GreenSource Magazine

In the article "Houston, We Have a Solution", L+U principal, Susan Ubbelohde was interviewed to describe the sustainable approach for this project, a LEED Platinum net zero energy building for the NASA Ames Campus. Performance data are currently being monitored.
> See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

 

 

 

 

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packard

 

Packard Foundation Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California, received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council in January. As members of the design team, Loisos + Ubbelohde provided site shading studies, daylighting design and simulations, shading control protocols and glass specifications helping the building to achieve zero-net-energy performance and high quality workspaces. > See the Project

 

 

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gb&d jan 2013

 

Novus International Inc. Featured in Green Building and Design Magazine

"Quality of life by Design". Novus International not only achieved LEED Platinum certification for its new headquarters' entire site but also three out of four stars in the relatively new Sustainable Sites Initiative, or SITES. During the design process, Loisos + Ubbelohde provided consulting services for daylighting, shading, and energy modeling as well as LEED documentation. The building portion of this headquarters includes elements that contribute to employee wellness, such as an open office layout, access to natural daylight through untinted glass or views to the outside. In addition, small vents at all workstations allow for individualized temperature control. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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santosh

 

Santosh Philip Featured in Gujarat Samachar Newspaper

L+U Associate Santosh Philip was featured in newspaper coverage in Ahmedabad, India on the occasion of his lecture at the 50th anniversary of the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology. As a graduate of CEPT University Faculty of Architecture, Mr. Philip was one of the guest lecturers invited to share with the audience the trajectory of his career after graduating. Entiltled "We pick up the phone and say yes", his talk described and explored the particularities of the projects and commisions at L+U, and the uniqueness of the work produced in the office in the field of energy efficiency and conservation in buildings. Mr. Philip was featured along with two other architects: Chitra Vishwanath, and renowned architect Balkrishna Doshi.

 

2012 news  
   

eco-structure

 

 

University of California, Berkeley's School of Law South Addition Featured in Eco-Structure Magazine and LEED Gold Certified

"Below The Law". A subtle addition to UC Berkeley's School of Law digs into an existing courtyard to make room for a mix of communal spaces.
Loisos + Ubbelohde provided daylighting and shading analysis, and glazing specifications to provide daylighting in the subterranean library spaces. The courtyard above is populated with skylights and glass pavers to provide natural daylight for reading areas and corridors in the subterranean library. Direct beam is carefully controlled but allowed to enter in order to provide a connection with diurnal and seasonal changes.
> See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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architectural record napkin sketch

 

Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest 2012

L+U Associate Eduardo Pintos' sketch was selected among 1,000 entries as one of the five runners-up in this sketch contest organized by Architectural Record Magazine. The featured building, also known as "The Dancing House", is located in Prague, Czech Republic, and was designed by architect Frank Gehry in 1992.

Links:
> Read the Article on Architectural Record


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architectural record caltech

 

Caltech Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science Featured in Architectural Record and Receives 2012 LA Conservancy Preservation Award and 2012 Governor's Historic Preservation Award

The renovation of the Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science has achieved LEED Platinum certification and is the lowest-energy research lab in the United States. The 1934 building included an astronomical instrument of building scale. Loisos + Ubbelohde reactivated and automated the historic coelostat to provide sun for scientific experiments, to deliver daylight into underground laboratories, and to create a real-time image of the sun visible in the library. L+U also designed and fabricated the optics and seven fiber-optic light fixtures for the project. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article on Architectural Record
> Read the Article on 2012 LA Conservancy

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curve 40 NASA

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in Curve Magazine

Author Sally Dominguez interviewed WM+P and L+U to write about this project for the Australian industrial design magazine Curve. The LEED Platinum building is zero-net-energy, in part due to work by Loisos + Ubbelohde on daylighting, solar shading, mechanical systems, energy use, and design of electric lighting. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

 




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greensource

 

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Featured in GreenSource

This zero-net-energy building for the Packard Foundation is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. With an emphasis on replicability, the high performance office building houses 120 staff members, reduces energy demand over a conventional building by 50% and supplies the energy needed with on-site photovoltaics. As members of the design team, Loisos + Ubbelohde provided site shading studies, daylighting design and simulations, shading design control protocols and glass specifications. The shading design and controls respond to the varied orientations and internal space planning to deliver optimal daylight and visual comfort.
> See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article


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greenbuild

 

Look for our Projects on GreenBuild San Francisco 2012 Tours

Packard Foundation
Full-day tour: Los Altos, CA / Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m.
Energy Biosciences Building
Full-day tour: Berkeley / Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m.
Maximino Martinez Commons
Full-day tour: Berkeley / Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m.
Boalt Hall Law Library
Full-day tour: Berkeley / Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m.
The David Brower Center
Half-day tour: Berkeley / Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m.

Links:
> GreenBuild SF 2012 Tours

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architecture at zero

 

Loisos +Ubbelohde Wins Architecure At Zero 2012 Honor Award.
Winning Entries Now on Display at AIA SF Until December 21st

Loisos + Ubbelohde just received the highest award at the 2012 Architecture at Zero competition for their proposal, ‘Silver Streak’. The contest, sponsored by PG&E and AIA San Francisco, was conceived as a response to the lofty zero net energy targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission. Their design for the University of California, Merced campus features an administration building that welcomes the visitor with an open and informal presence through curvilinear pavilions on the ground floor. The snaking form above inflects to the larger open spaces of the campus, leading the eye along a diagonal axis from the symbolic oak entrance, past the athletic fields, the academic quad, and beyond to the Sierras.

Links:
> ArchDaily
> Architecture At Zero 2012
> AIA SF
> University of Oregon

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helios

 

UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Building (Helios) Wins 2012 UC Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award

Located in downtown Berkeley, the five-story building houses 113,000 sf of laboratories, offices and collaborative workspace for molecular and microbial biology, greenhouses, offices and workrooms for biofuels research and development. Loisos + Ubbelohde provided lighting design, daylighting performance analysis, glazing specification and lighting and shade controls protocols for the project. Additionally, L+U designed and constructed mock-ups, and worked with manufacturers to deliver lighting controls and custom light fixtures for the building, including an LED-luminous stairwell and decorative fixtures for the public spaces. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article
> Visit the Energy Biosciences Institute website

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ENR

boalt

 

University of California, Berkeley's School of Law South Addition Wins 2012 ENR California Award of Merit

ENR California has announced the winners of this year's Best Projects competition, which recognizes the region's best achievements in construction and design. The Boalt Hall Law Library project has been selected as one of the two Awards of Merit in the category of Best Higher Education/Research Project. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

 


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goldengatebridge

 

Crissy Field Center and the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

As part of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebration, George
Loisos and Nathan Brown took visitors on a virtual tour of the Crissy Field Center building dashboard and monitoring system. This was the first public look at an L+U system prototype that will provide a real-time view of energy and environmental performance. The system monitors energy production from photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, and solar water heating, as well as energy use from building systems to plug loads. Interior conditions, water use, and weather are also monitored. The L+U dashboard interface brings these data streams together, allowing a more complete understanding of building performance. > See the Project

Links:
> Building Performance Dashboard
> Building Performance Monitoring

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philippines

 

Field Monitoring in the Philippines

In April 2012, L+U Associates Nathan Brown and Michael Martinez traveled to a remote location at Crow Valley in the Philippines to support a large-scale energy and environmental monitoring effort. Working with a team from MK Think, L+U provided the technical expertise and monitoring strategy necessary to document energy and environmental data. L+U developed, built, and deployed custom monitoring kits to capture time stamped data describing the local microclimate, facility energy use, occupant thermal comfort, and the thermal performance of temporary buildings.




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hawaii

 

Lighting In Buildings. Methods and Tools for Efficient Lighting Design

George Loisos, Susan Ubbelohde and Abe Shameson taught two workshops on state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting design in Honolulu. Lighting costs U.S. businesses and consumers more than $50 billion each year and accouns for 18% of the total energy use of buildings. These 4-hour workshops explored cutting edge methods and tools available to lighting and other design professionals, and industry representatives to design effective, creative, low energy luminous environments.

See the workshop:
> Lighting in Buildings. Methods and Tools for Efficient Lighting Design

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eco-structure

 

El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center Featured in Eco-Structure Magazine

"One-Stop Drop". El Cerrito's new Recycling and Environmental Resource Center lets residents easily recycle unwanted items-and find new treasures. From the hill above, hikers have something interesting to look at: a corrugated steel canopy with a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array, a 15,000-gallon rainwater cistern, and a 2,000 sf daylighted administration building.

Links:
> Read the Article




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Architect

 

Loisos + Ubbelohde Featured in Architect Magazine

"Reverse Engineering - Modeling future scenarios in an ongoing energy crisis". This summer, the AIA publishes the AIA Energy Modeling Practice Guide, covering the ins and outs of energy simulation. Loisos + Ubbelohde are among the energy modeling experts who contributed to this article, which discusses the history and future of the AIA role in energy modeling.

Links:
> Read the Article

 

 


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NASA

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in Archdaily

The innovative, 50,000 square-foot office building is located at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The interior of the Sustainability Base actively supports the health and well-being of all occupants. Large floor to floor windows and narrow building floor plates provide excellent natural lighting deep into the interior of the building. Modeling suggests users will only need to use the building’s electrical lighting 42 days out of the year. Second floor skylights provide additional natural light, while exterior horizontal and vertical aluminum shades reduce heat gain and mitigate glare. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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triskelion

 

Triskelion Wins AIA SF 2012 Architecture Citation Award

An off-grid nomadic exhibition space for site-specific art was formed by three reclaimed shipping containers arranged at 120-degree angles around a central atrium. Daylight powers the exhibition space until dusk when lighting powered by a roof-mounted PV array quietly ramps up.
> See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article


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branson

 

Branson Commons Wins AIA SF 2012 Energy and Sustainability Citation Award

The LEED Platinum Certification of the Student Commons reflects the school’s mission to promote “responsible leadership in the global community.” Large operable glazed walls open to connect interior and exterior while green roofs and PV's contribute to sustainable performance. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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nasanews3

 

NASA Sustainability Base Dedicated and Receives LEED Platinum Certification

NASA Ames invited guests and employees to a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday April 20. Speakers included U.S. Congressional Representatives Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren, NASA Ames Center Director Pete Worden; NASA Ames Associate Center Director for Research Steven Zornetzer; and Architect and Community Designer William McDonough.
> See the Project

 

 

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buildinggreen

 

Loisos + Ubbelohde Featured in Environmental Building News

"Doing Daylighting Right". Harvesting daylight is a popular way to save energy and promote producitivity. But getting it wrong is all too easy, and can have the opposite effects. Loisos + Ubbelohde are among the daylighting experts who contributed to this article.

Links:
> Read the Article

 

 

 


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ECRC

 

El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center Dedication Ceremony

The Center was rebuilt in 2011-2012 to serve as the sustainability hub for the City’s environmental mission and programs, and is home to the City’s Environmental Services Division and curbside recycling operation. Currently under review for LEED Platinum Certification, the 10KW PV array produces enough energy to power the office building and approximately 30% of site energy needs. The building is designed to maximize the availability of natural light. Rainwater is captured and stored in an 15,000 gallon tank.

Links:
> Read the Article in The City of El Cerrito's website

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treehugger

 

Brower Center Featured in TreeHugger

This May, the David Brower Center celebrates its 3rd anniversary. The 50,000 square foot sustainable-community center was built in May 2009 and is a space that has become an inspiration for action and a physical expression of the power of community. > See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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ENR

nasanews2

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in ENR California

NASA's Greenest Building Unveiled at Moffet Field. Last April 20th, NASA's newest building at the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, has won the distinction of being certified as the nation's "greenest" federal building. Known as "Sustainability Base", the 50,000-square-foot, two-story office building has daylight streaming through skylights, windows that actually open, and an office floor plan that has scrapped private offices in favor of open spaces that encourage teamwork and collaboration.
> See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

 

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architectural record

 

Triskelion San Francisco Featured in Architectural Record

"Lighting within Limits" explains how tightening energy codes and standards, along with new technology, present design teams with opportunities and challenges. Commissioned by the nonprofit arts organization FOR-SITE, and required to be easily demountable and leave no trace, the Triskelion could not tie into nearby utilities. To meet the requirement, the project team devised an off-the-grid lighting scheme largely dependent on daylighting penetrating the central skylight, windows at the ends of each container, and side openings shaded by a security grate. For those times when daylight is insufficient, the power generated by a rooftop 4KW photovoltaic array powers the electric lights.

Links:
> Read the Article "Lighting within Limits" (see page 2)
> Read the Article on Triskelion
> See the Project
> PDF

 

2011 news  
   

ed+c november 2011

 

American University School of International Service Featured in Environmental Design + Construction Magazine

Design in service of educating the global citizen. A robust, diversely populated program, the School of Interantional Service (SIS) is the largest school of international affairs in the U.S. The integrated design team developed strategies to optimize building energy use, including extensive daylighting coupled with glare and heat gain control, use of LED lighting in the parking garage, and energy modeling to tune building insulation. The building program includes a large number of closed offices, each of which includes operable windows and individual mechanical and daylight controls.

Links:
> Read the Article PDF

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casa feliz

 

Casa Feliz Studios Wins Two New Awards

This housing project for low-income tenants and residents with developmental disabilities near Downtown San Jose, California, has recently won two new awards. The first award is the Honor Award in the 2011 Boston Society of Architects, John M. Clancy Awards for Socially Responsible Housing. The second award is the 2010 State of California Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. It consists of 60 efficiency apartments and includes a group activity room, lounge, common kitchen, computer stations, on-site laundry and communal porches and decks.

Links:
> Read the Article
> See the Project

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ed+c october 2011

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in Environmental Design + Construction Magazine

NASA incorporates sustainable goals - and its own technology - into the first commercial office building built at Ames Research Base in 20 years. This high-performance building is an experimental platform that can incorporate new, energy-efficient technologies over time. The 40,000 sf collaborative support facility articulates NASA’s commitment to sustainability while showcasing some of NASA’s most advanced intelligent control technologies, originally developed to support space exploration. >See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

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branson

 

Branson School Wins Savings By Design Award 2011

The Branson School is an independent high school occupying seventeen acres of hilly terrain in the residential community of Ross, California. The building is LEED Platinum certified and features many sustainable strategies, including a living roof, radiant heating, natural ventilation, photovoltaic panels, and pervious paving. The design process included a fluid dynamic model that optimized natural ventilation by studying different window sizes and locations, a solar study charting the path and depth of sunlight penetration into the building during different times of day and year, and a simulation of energy consumption and building performance based on actual weather and operational conditions. The Branson Commons performs 47.5% better than ASHRAE 90.1-2004, the photovoltaic system produces 44640 Kwh/year of renewable energy, and 80% of the total building area is daylit.

Links:
> See the Award Announcement
> See the Project

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japan

 

Architecture . Energy . 2011

In collaboration with Professor Dana Buntrock, UC Berkeley and IBEC Japan, Loisos + Ubbelohde organized a workshop on energy efficient and high performance building that took place from June 23-26 in Tokyo.
Participants from the offices of Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Seijima, Kengo Kuma, Jun Aoki, Sou Fujimoto and others worked with L+U to imagine different ways of conceiving low-energy architecture in the wake of the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.

See the workshop:
> Architecture . Energy . 2011

 

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gallery_house

 

Gallery House Wins AIA San Francisco 2011 Design Honor Award: Excellence in Architecture

On a site bordering South Park, this project combines a semi-public art gallery and a residence for two prominent collectors. Both home and gallery are daylighted through the roof plane and connected to the park through extensive glazed walls. This home, also featured in the AIA SF Home Tours program, impressed the jury with its serene and unified exterior and the reinterpretation of the San Francisco bay window. >See the Project

Links:
> Read the Article

 

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hpb

 

David Brower Center Featured in High Performing Buildings

The David Brower Center in Berkeley, California, awarded LEED platinum certification by the US Green Building Council has recently been profiled in the spring issue of High Performing Buildings magazine.  The Center is home to organizations working for environmental and social justice. The building environmental footprint has been designed to be as light as possible by using energy-saving technologies and recycled materials. The narrow floor plate, lightshelves skylights and exterior shades provide nearly 100% daylighting. >See the Project

Links:
> View High Performing Buildings Online Magazine

 

 

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gb&d

 

"The Smartest Design Firm You've Never Heard Of": 
Loisos + Ubbelohde in Green Building and Design Magazine

George Loisos and Susan Ubbelohde, along with the work of Loisos + Ubbelohde, are featured in the article "Hidden Genius" in the most recent issue of Green Building and Design Magazine.  "Hidden Genius" describes the firm's consulting work on the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, NASA Sustainability Base, and the Caltech Linde + Robinson Lab.  The article's concluding sentence states one of the firm's great strengths, "We can solve the challenges we solve because we spend the time and resources to get really deep into a subject." 

See the projects:
> Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
> NASA Sustainability Base
> CalTech Linde + Robinson Lab for Global Environmental Science

View the Magazine:
> Green Building and Design Magazine (see page 46)
> Read the Article PDF

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Loisos + Ubbelohde on "Masters of Innovation" by PlumTV

NASA Sustainability Base

 

 

     

Sky Tran

> See the full program on PlumTV

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USA Today

 

NASA Sustainability Base Featured in USA Today and Architect Magazine Newswire

This $20.6 million new office building at the NASA Ames Research Center is currently profiled in both USA Today and Architect Magazine Newswire.  In pursuit of LEED platinum certification, the 50,000 sf project will use 75% less energy and 90% less potable water than a comparable building.  It is expected to produce an annual surplus of power.  >See the project

Links:
> Read the Article

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Eco-Structure Magazine

 

Adam Joseph Lewis Center Featured in Eco-Structure Magazine

The Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College was initially conceived as a demonstration project for an educational venue, but it has become a model for the field of sustainable design.  Inspired by Le Corbusier's idea of a house as a "machine for living," the Adam Joseph Lewis Center has become a building for sustainable living and study.  It was declared one of the 30 milestone buildings of the 20th century by the US Department of Energy.  >See the project

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Green Source Magazine

 

Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology in GreenSource

The Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, is one of the projects included as a case study in the January-February 2011 issue of GreenSource magazine.  The Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology, previously featured in GreenSource, is revisited in order to examine energy use and efficiency post-occupancy, as well as explore conservation strategies.  >See the Project

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> View GreenSource Online Magazine (see page 69)

 

 

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High Performing Buildings

 

Adam Joseph Lewis Center Featured in High Performing Buildings

The Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College, voted the top green building built since 1980 in an Architect magazine poll, has recently been profiled in the winter issue of High Performing Buildings magazine.  After ten years of operation, the building has undergone extensive monitoring and analysis in partnership with NREL. The result of this analysis is now being published. >See the project

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> View High Performing Buildings Online Magazine (see page 20)

 

 

 

 

Institutional Projects  
   

 

Branson School Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The Branson School in Ross, California, received LEED platinum certification from the US Green Building Council in December.  Loisos + Ubbelohde provided a suite of services for the project, including:  green building consulting services, LEED administration, energy modeling and daylighting, and analysis of planned photovoltaics.  The project received 6 out of 7 possible water efficiency points, 19 out of 20 possible environmental quality points, and 15 out of 17 possible energy points allowed by the USGBC.  >See the Project

 

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David Brower Center LEED Platinum Certified and Wins Savings By Design Award

The David Brower Center in Berkeley, California, was awarded LEED platinum certification by the US Green Building Council in December.  The building also won a Savings By Design Award of Merit for Innovative Building Systems at the end of 2010.  The David Brower Center's energy efficiency is 50% over Title 24 and 100% of all office spaces are daylighted. >See the Project

 

 

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Crissy Field Center Wins Best Green Building Award

The 7,500 sf Crissy Field Center, occupied in 2010, recently won the California Construction's Best Green Building in Northern California Award.  Working with Project Frog, Loisos + Ubbelohde provided energy modeling and daylight modeling for the project.  LEED gold certification is expected.  >See the Project

 

 

 

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NASA Sustainability Base Wins Two New Awards

The NASA Sustainability Base, currently under construction at the entrance to the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, has recently won two new awards. The first award is the GSA Real Property Award for Green Innovation. The second award is the Silicon Valley Business Times' Best Green Project. The 40,000 sf collaborative support facility articulates NASA's commitment to sustainability while showcasing some of NASA's most advanced intelligent control technologies, originally developed to support space exploration.  >See the Project

 

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George Loisos at Sustainability Colloquium
George Loisos recently participated in the Metrics for Sustainability Colloquium held by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland on December 9, 2010.  George discussed the importance of science-based metrics for sustainable performance in new and retrofit construction of residential and commercial buildings.

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George Loisos Works With AIA on Energy Modeling
Just before Thanksgiving George Loisos was at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.  He participated in a conference sponsored by the national AIA aimed at increasing the use of energy modeling in architectural design.

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David Brower Center Featured in Green Source Magazine
The David Brower Center in Berkeley, California, is featured in the September/October issue of Green Source Magazine.  The 44,000 sf building includes offices and educational space for environmental non-profit organizations.  Loisos + Ubbelohde consulted on daylighting for the project and coordinated daylighting strategies with electric lighting, lighting controls, and structural design.  In the article, “Green to the (Structural) Core,” George Loisos discusses the nearly 100% continuous daylighting autonomy in the building’s offices.

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Two Projects Win AIACC Awards
The Gallery House, a public art gallery and private residence on South Park in San Francisco, and Triskelion, a 1300 sf nomadic exhibition space, both won AIACC Merit Awards for Architecture for 2010.  Loisos + Ubbelohde worked with Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects on both projects.  For Triskelion, formed by three reclaimed shipping containers arranged at 120 degree angles, Loisos + Ubbelohde consulted on lighting, daylighting, and photovoltaics.  For Gallery House, a building that provides overlapping functions for public and private spaces, Loisos + Ubbelohde brought light into a solid, narrow building while consulting on glazing, skylights, and appropriate finish selections. > See the Project

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Loisos + Ubbelohde Featured in Design Informed
The work of Loisos + Ubbelohde is featured as a chapter in the new book Design Informed:  Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design (Brandt, Chong and Martin, American Institute of Architects, Hoboken, 2010).  The chapter highlights how the firm uses evidence-based design to enhance relationships with clients.  Loisos + Ubbelohde uses evidence-based design as a way to open up possibilities while solving clients' problems.  "Once you understand the phenomenon that you're working with, the application of knowledge or evidence clearly helps the designer understand and act on the situation in creative and innovative ways."

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Casa Feliz Wins Exceptional Design Award
Casa Feliz, a project by Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, won the AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential Regional Design Honor Award for 2010.  The project provides 60 new efficiency apartments for extremely low-income tenants and residents with developmental disabilities.  Loisos + Ubbelohde consulted on the energy modeling for the project.  The building is LEED gold certified and includes the first living roof in San Jose.

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Adam Joseph Lewis Center #1 on G-List
In response to the recent Vanity Fair article highlighting the “greatest buildings of the last 30 years,” Lance Hosey of Architect developed “The G-List,” which ranks the top green buildings built since 1980.  150 green building experts and advocates voted the Adam Joseph Lewis Center in Oberlin, Ohio, as the top green building.  Working with William McDonough + Partners, Loisos + Ubbelohde consulted on daylighting, shading and glazing for the building. > See the Project

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Susan Ubbelohde Presents at AIA SF
Susan Ubbelohde, along with David Johnson of William McDonough + Partners, presented at the AIA San Francisco COTE Forum on Net Zero Buildings on August 10, 2010.  She described Loisos + Ubbelohde’s daylighting, energy analysis, and design consulting work for the NASA Sustainability Base at Moffett Field, California. > See the Project

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Nicasio House Wins AIA Award
The Nicasio House, also known as Crook/Cup/Bow/Twist, won an AIASF Unbuilt Design Honor Award for 2010.  Loisos + Ubbelohde consulted on energy and modeling for Schwarz and Architecture on this project.   Located in Marin County, 100% of the residence’s electrical load is delivered by PV renewable energy.  Most of the demand for hot water is met by a sophisticated solar hot water system that supplies domestic hot water, radiant heating, and pool heating, particularly during the summer months.