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Archive for 'May 2015'

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    Sustainable and efficient solutions have often been created by following nature’s lead. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that mimics nature and natural systems to solve human problems, and it’s used throughout many industries. 

    Here are a few examples of how building industry experts have applied nature-inspired innovations: 

    Photovoltaic Systems:

    By observing a leaf’s system of processing light, developers created a unique method of harvesting solar

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    The green building movement has gained momentum throughout the commercial and residential markets during the last ten years and shows no sign of stopping. Sustainable building was named a major worldwide trend in 2015 and recently the French Parliament mandated all new commercial buildings be partially covered in solar panels or green space. In the United States, solar capacity has more than quadrupled in the last four years.

    Benefits of solar panels are straightforward: When the sun i

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    In case you missed it, catch up on industry news, trends and hot topics from this week in the USG Build It Weekly Round-Up.

    Architecture & Design

    Architecture Review: An Exclusive Look at Facebook’s New Building

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