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Entries in Sustainability (33)

Thursday
May192011

A First Look at the Tower at PNC Plaza

Once considered somewhat of a fringe issue, green design has gone mainstream in recent years. The opportunities it holds to reduce operating costs and carbon footprints alike has made it a priority of businesses and corporations across the globe, many of which are now looking to inhabit the sustainable skyscrapers of tomorrow.

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Tuesday
Feb012011

SFO, Past & Future, Part One

In 1981 Gensler redesigned San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal (SFO T2) based on the idea that airports should put the needs of passengers above those of the airplanes.

30 years later, we are applying that same concept to our latest renovation of SFO T2. Slated for completion in April 2011, the newly renovated terminal will elevate passengers’ experience of skylife, while highlighting the distinct culture of the Bay Area.

Q & A with Art Gensler

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Friday
Jan212011

Care to Take a Stroll on the River Thames?

Gensler's Plan for London River Park Wins Best Conceptual Project at Planning Excellence Award

Monday
Nov292010

Can Super Tall be Super Green? Part 2

Shanghai Tower

Q+A with Peter Weingarten This is the second post of a two-part series. The first post, outlining the reasons why it's important to pursue sustainable design in super tall buildings. For the first post in the series, click here.

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Thursday
Nov182010

How an Airport Can Make the World a Greener Place

SFO

Editor’s Note: A year ago, when San Francisco International Airport announced that it would pursue LEED Gold certification for Terminal 2, Steve Weindel wrote the post outlining our sustainability goals for the project. Today, we’re delighted to say that T2 is the first U.S. airport terminal to become LEED Gold-certified, and our original goals are now reality.

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