Design

    To Foretell the Future of Design, Look to Policy—and This Website

    Infrastructure has been on a lot of minds lately, though nobody seems to agree what it means. A progressive may consider infrastructure spending as a way to expand the social safety net and tackle climate change. A conservative might say it’s a publicly funded inducement for private enterprise and the nation’s overall economic competitiveness. Both would probably think it’s good for creating jobs. I believe it could have a net positive effect on our buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Lately,… Read More »To Foretell the Future of Design, Look to Policy—and This Website

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      The Museum of Modern Art Spotlights the Modern Architecture of South Asia

      The conventional history of modern architecture focuses on Europe and North America, despite the movement’s decidedly global impact. A more inclusive perspective emerges in “The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947-1985,” an exhibition on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through July 2. The Indian Express sat down with Museum of Modern Art curator Martino Stierli to discuss the exhibition. What can a museum visitor expect? Stierli has this to say: We… Read More »The Museum of Modern Art Spotlights the Modern Architecture of South Asia

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        The Authority in Airflow

        At Big Ass Fans®, their unmatched expertise drives a pursuit of perfection. They’ve sold more fans, patented more technology, and earned more awards than anyone in the big fan industry—it’s why more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies trust Big Ass Fans products. Contact the airflow experts at Big Ass Fans today to see the benefits they can bring to your projects.

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          American Institute of Architects Celebrates Earth Day by Unveiling Green Refresh of Its D.C. HQ

          The American Institute of Architect’s massive Brutalist national headquarters in Washington, D.C., designed by The Architects Collaborative and completed in 1973, is a relic of another era. To mark Earth Day this year, the association has unveiled plans for a major, and majorly sustainable, building renovation. Architects EHDD, in collaboration with Hood Design Studio, Hartman-Cox Architects, Point Energy Innovations, and Turner Construction, are targeting LEED Platinum with new double-pane windows, roofing, and energy, lighting, and HVAC systems. The interiors are… Read More »American Institute of Architects Celebrates Earth Day by Unveiling Green Refresh of Its D.C. HQ

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            Integrated HVLS Fans With HVAC Design

            Curious how Big Ass Fans work with existing HVAC units? Our upcoming webinar “Integrating HVLS Fans with HVAC Design” answers this tricky question, as well as demonstrates design concepts for conditioned and unconditioned spaces across residential, commercial, and industrial environments. RSVP here to secure your spot in this free webinar. We cant wait to see you there!

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              The New 2022 Big Ass Fans Lookbook

              Inside you’ll find exclusive profiles of projects where Big Ass fans have provided the perfect solution for architects, designers, and engineers. See form and function working hand-in-hand, every step of the way. The 2022 Big Ass Fans Lookbook showcases over 100 pages of case studies, designer profiles, stunning design in various real world settings, and more. Learn more about what Big Ass Fans has accomplished and what they can do for you.

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                How to Engage with Design Professionals in a Post-Covid World

                The physical limitations emplaced over the past 18 months have ignited a permanent shift towards digitally-based processes for product selection, project documentation, continuing education and ongoing awareness of industry trends and innovations. This session will feature research on these critical changes and practical guidance from a panel of experts about how manufacturers can successfully adapt.

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                  BAF Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)

                  If you missed Big Ass Fans session at Dodge outlook 2022, here is a replay where you can watch David Rose, Senior Manager Technical Strategy & Innovation discuss Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Learn more about the benefits of Ceiling fans and how they can improve IEQ.

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                    An Mixed-Use Energy Retrofit in a Hot Climate

                    The Franco Center Apartments building is a five-story senior living facility in Stockton, CA, with retail spaces, community rooms for the residents, and office space for staff on the ground floor. The residential spaces occupy the second through fifth floors. Constructed in 1967 and renovated in 2007, it is built of concrete masonry. Thirty-five “smart” ceiling fans were installed in the common areas of the building. On-board sensors detect occupancy, temperature, and relative humidity, helping reduce energy usage and increase… Read More »An Mixed-Use Energy Retrofit in a Hot Climate

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                      The Benefits of Fans in Schools

                      Four case studies demonstrate how fans can help reduce energy costs and create greener, more comfortable schools. Research shows that student attendance and performance improve when schools go green. In schools that rely on traditional HVAC systems and natural ventilation, fans can be used to give HVAC systems a break and keep both students and teachers comfortable. In the summer, air movement created by fans makes people feel up to 10°F cooler, which means the thermostat can be set higher… Read More »The Benefits of Fans in Schools

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                        A Sustainable Landmark Incorporates Ceiling Fans

                        The Bullitt Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization with a focus on the environment, worked with local real estate firm Point32 to deliver a building at the cutting-edge of sustainable architecture. The building was the vision of CEO Denis Hayes to create “the greenest urban office building in the world” and received the Sustainable Building of the Year award from World Architecture News in 2013. To help meet the low energy targets, ceiling fans were combined with automated windows for passive… Read More »A Sustainable Landmark Incorporates Ceiling Fans

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