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  • USGBC Student Group LEEDs the Way

    Campus Sustainable Learning Center Focus of Regional Design Competition 2012 USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition | 1st place design: H. S. Well Design Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Formed in spring 2011 by

    January 14, 2013 • News • Views: 7495

  • Another Student Project

    Here are two interior views of the beautiful home designed by Colleen Tejano this semester.

    December 21, 2012 • News • Views: 3189

  • Target Field Scores a Green Bull’s-Eye

    Arch Tech and Interior Design Students Visit LEED Silver Sports Facility Accompanied by faculty members, Beverly Claybrook and Anne Farniok, students from the Architectural Technology and Interior Design programs at Dakota County

    December 15, 2012 • News • Views: 3203

  • More Student Projects

    The final projects are rolling in and the students should feel very proud of what they have accomplished in one semester. Here are two very different interior views from the student-designed houses. In his, Chris Engleby has

    December 14, 2012 • News • Views: 2425

  • Student Projects

    The semester is winding down and the first-year students are wrapping up their first semester in the program.  I’m dying to show off their work, so as their final projects come in, I will post samples.  It is really fun

    December 13, 2012 • News • Views: 2499

  • Future High-Speed Rail Between Rochester and Minneapolis

      Zip Rail

    November 14, 2012 • News • Views: 2889

  • USGBC Student Chapter

    October 26, 2012 • News • Views: 2334

  • Is It Really Green?

    Starbucks’ LEED certified drive-through coffee shop in Colorado makes one wonder if it is truly “green”.  On the surface it would appear to be a good example of sustainable building since it is built from

    October 22, 2012 • News • Views: 2765

  • Tower Concept for Nantes, France‎

    The tower will have stainless steel tubes running along the facade  for the plants to grow in. The plant varieties that were selected for the project naturally have the ability to grow in rocky crevices, which the narrow tubes

    April 27, 2012 • News • Views: 12

  • Starbucks Shipping Container

    A different kind of Starbucks opened in Tukwila, Washington. The building is made out of shipping containers; three of the containers are 40′ long, and one is 20′ long. Not only was this a decision to be green, but it

    April 4, 2012 • News • Views: 2641