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Exhibiting Sustainability, Subtly and Overtly: Legat Architects’ New Gurnee Studio

December 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

Opening a new design studio requires catering to the needs of the employees while also being attractive to clientele. For Legat Architects, their new Gurnee office was also an opportunity to express the firm’s core values of design, performance and sustainability.
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Cannon Design Does More With Less

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

Cannon Design’s Chicago office once occupied three stories and about 80,000 square feet at 111 W. Washington. This year, they moved into one floor spanning between the buildings at 205 and 225 N. Michigan. But don’t call the 60,000 square feet of space in Michigan Plaza a step down; Cannon Design has proved that less really can be more.
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A Rising Trend: Green Elevator Initiatives

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Jon Sedey

The development of the elevator opened up the discovery of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. People, along with goods and services were able to reach new heights never seen before. “Vertical transportation” was now possible and forever changed the urban fabric. Instead of building out, cities were building up to conserve space and local resources. However, as green initiatives become an integral part of today’s development projects, elevator companies are implementing strategies to retrofit current elevators into green and attractive spaces.
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New Light Bulb Labeling Will Eschew Watts for Lumens

June 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that, starting next year, light bulbs will feature new labeling on packaging designed to help consumers choose among the different types of bulbs on the market and allow them to save money by selecting the most efficient bulbs that best fit their lighting needs.
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Mad Scientists: The Crazy Ideas That Just Might Save the World

March 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

After the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the United States government believed that the Soviet Union had not only leapfrogged them technologically, but had become a grave threat. This resulted in the creation of a federal research and development arm—the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA). Defense research efforts under this agency resulted in the unmanned Predator drone currently at work in Afghanistan and Iraq, the F-117 stealth fighter and most notably, ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet.
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