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    Platinum B-Side

    by ArchitectureWeek

    Natural daylight, cooling and ventilating efficiencies, and low-impact material selections helped add up to a USGBC LEED Platinum certification for Building B of the new Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU). The first LEED Platinum building in Arizona joined the elite green ranks of fewer than 60 LEED Platinum-certified buildings worldwide.

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    Together with its slightly earlier LEED Gold certified neighbor, Building A, this award-winning biological research laboratory building designed by a team of Gould Evans and Lord, Aeck & Sargent, provides a bright new doublet of style and efficiency for the Pac-10 university campus.

    And the resulting composition of transparencies and reflections, sheer glass expanses tempered, animated, warmed, and humanized by wood-clad, independently rotating louvers, is as beautiful as it is environmentally effective.   >>>

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    Building B of the Arizona State University Biodesign Insititute earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
    Photo: Mark Boisclair Photography Extra Large Image

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    The operable louvers in the largely glass facade of the ASU Biodesign Institute add a degree of emotional warmth, as well as cooling shade.
    Photo: Mark Boisclair Photography Extra Large Image


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