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Sherman Hospital in Midwest Construction Top 20 Starts

Friday, 1 June 2007

Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.

The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.

One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.

Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.

Kevin Triplett talks about green design on campus

Monday, 30 April 2007

A short piece by Kevin Triplett, AIA LEED AP, in the April 2007 issue of College Planning and Management discusses the incorporation of sustainable design elements on college campuses around the US.

In the article, Kevin cites three major factors driving the heightened interest in sustainable design on campus: energy (and cost) efficiency; the inclusion of the campus itself as a teaching tool; and the increased engagement of student populations in sustainable design and practices.

Shepley Bulfinch’s new Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, which is highlighted in the article, is the nation’s first law school to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Shepley Bulfinch office awarded LEED®-CI Silver certification

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

In a ceremony yesterday, Shepley Bulfinch was presented with a LEED-CI Silver certification plaque for its corporate interior by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Barbra Batshalom LEED AP, executive director of the Green Roundtable, a USGBC affiliate, made the presentation to Principal Thomas D. Kearns AIA LEED AP, chairman of Shepley Bulfinch’s board of directors.

Among those acknowledged at the ceremony were project team and building committee members and our consultants including Turner Construction, R.G. Vanderweil, Robert Luchetti Associates, Lam Partners, Creative Office Pavilion, and Roll-Barresi.

LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) is the USGBC system for designing and constructing energy-efficient, high performing buildings. Our corporate office was designed to ...[more]

Thinking LEED, Building Green

18 April 2007

Plan New Hampshire Sustainable Design Workshop - Lebanon, NH

Ray Gerbi, Vice President, Facilities, Concord Hospital

Santa Rosa Community College "green" library in Architectural Showcase

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Frank P Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, was one of 27 public and academic libraries nationwide to be included in the April 2007 issue of American Libraries magazine.

The American Library Association publication’s annual Design Showcase highlighted the host of environmental features which are incorporated seamlessly in the Doyle Library’s traditional design. These include the library’s use of a 58-kw photovoltaic array and a system of thermal energy storage units.

The 141,000 s.f. library was the work of design partners TLCD Architecture of California, which oversaw the project’s sustainable design elements, and Shepley Bulfinch, which brought its expertise in library planning and programming to the project. ...[more]

Queen's Library Cited as Part of Belfast Revival

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

The new library at Queen’s University, Belfast, was among the examples of the economic revival of Belfast, Northern Ireland, according to an article which appeared today in Architecture Week.

With design techniques that exceed code requirements, the 190,000 s.f. project is expected to meet the stringent standards of the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).

Instead of a mechanical system, its natural ventilation system will reduce energy costs by fifty percent. The library’s sustainable elements also include automatically operated windows, atria, roof venting, and a night cooling strategy that utilizes exposed concrete structural slabs. Ground source heat pumps, with a raised floor system, efficiently deliver low temperature heat. ...[more]

Geothermal Energy System for Healthcare: A Case Study for Sustainability

24 October 2006

Symposium on Healthcare Design (HFSE) - Chicago, IL

Jonathan Gyory presenting with KJWW Engineering and Boldt Consulting Services

Shepley Bulfinch wins AIA Green Design Competition

Friday, 2 June 2006

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott has been selected as one of three winning entries out of 80 project submissions in the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) national House for an Ecologist Competition. The award-winning design of the Water Wall House was created by Andre Kamili, Cindy Lee and Jesse Taylor, young designers at Shepley Bulfinch. The winning projects are selected as best-practice examples of a high-performance, sustainable design approach.

The Water Wall House, designed by Andre Kamili, Cindy Lee and Jesse Taylor, was one of three winning designs among 80 submissions in ...[more]