- THE OAA
- NEWS & EVENTS
- PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
- PUBLIC RESOURCES
- DISCOVER AN ARCHITECT
You've searched for
OAA Sustainability practice article
The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities is part of a series of retrofit guides commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as detailed descriptions and financial payback metrics for the most important and relevant energy efficiency measures (EEMs), the guides provide a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements in existing buildings.
Apartments from around the world ranging from 8-27 square meters. With downtown living costs at a premium, could your lifestyle fit into one of these spaces?
A look at how condo balconies- although much desired - are mostly unused thermal bridges which are driving prices up.
Throughout fall, winter and spring, Mediterranean beaches are littered with little balls of seaweed leaves from the Posidonia oceanica plant, more commonly known as Neptune grass. Although the natural material of these....
Human civilization and societies, with their accompanying needs for energy, water, materials and nutrients, can be regarded as “sustainable” if they can continue indefinitely, the ultimate limit being set by the expected remaining lifespan of a habitable Earth, which is about 1 billion years.
Two recent environmental reports, one directed at the Canadian government and one at the U.S., are worth reading, because they point out important differences in how our two countries approach research into climate change.