Functional Color and Design in Education Environments

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to: Explain the color and design choices that benefit the developmental stages of children in the school environment from grades K through 12. Describe the philosophy of educational professionals, design authorities, and education researchers on the basic principles of school design and structure that promotes the health, safety, and well being of students. Discuss each color palette combined with an understanding of light...
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New Coatings to Help Support Cleaner and Fresher Healthcare Environments

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to: Explore how new coatings support the latest initiatives in acute-care facilities by incorporating chemical-resistant, formaldehyde-reducing, and anti-microbial technology. Describe how a coating can help reduce odors in long-term care facilities. Specify a high-performance coating that will best meet the specific needs of a healthcare facility. Explain cost implications of specifying an advanced-technology coating for...
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Multi-Attribute Certification Pinpoints True Sustainability

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to: Articulate the five attributes of Cradle to Cradle Product Certification, their importance, and how they are measured. Reference five levels of certification and describe what each says about a product. Communicate how Cradle to Cradle Certified products meet client objectives especially related to sustainability goals. Describe changes to LEED v4 that reference Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Credits: 1.00 HS...
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Exterior Design Strategies for Placemaking Downtown

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to: List components of urban platemaking that provide financial, community, and sustainable benefits to residential and commercial projects. Develop strategies to provide shade that reduces the heat island effect in communities, by planting both new and mature trees using innovative paver suspension systems. Define approaches to energy-efficient outdoor lighting and the application of LED lighting to Dark Sky requirements....
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The Engineering of Art

Artists who use public space as their canvas often depend on structural experts to help them realize their visions. Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to: Describe the role of structural engineers in several recently completed, high-profile public art projects. Describe the types of analyses engineers performed for these projects and identify some of the tools used for these analyses. Explain some of the stresses each piece is subject to from wind, gravi...
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