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The Code for Sustainable Homes in the United Kingdom: A Review

by Ashley Roberts

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an environmental impact rating used in the United Kingdom to raise standards of house design. Essentially a tick box exercise, new developments are scored against a series of criteria,... Read article

The Whitmore Track Project: Attracting Athletes to High Altitudes in Mammoth Lakes, Califonia

by Patricia Robertson

How can a world-renowned ski resort town attract world-class athletes in the summer time? The answer is a top-notch sports field facility. For Mammoth Lakes, California this project is called The Whitmore Park Track an... Read article

Is Whole House Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) Really a Passive Building Approach?

by Laura Paterson

Modern house design typically follows the mantra “build tight-ventilate right” with low air infiltration and high thermal performance.  Efficiency is what we should be striving for, but what does this mean for indoor air... Read article

Interior Design with Recycled and Natural Products: Reducing the Impacts of Outgassing

by Benjamin Ha

For our generation of architecture, urban design and sustainability, environmental design is constantly developing, but before upgrading your home to appear contemporary or mimic a more modern design, first contemplate i... Read article

What Happened to all the Bomb Shelters? Architects Discover Creative Repurposing

by Jordan Meerdink

The Cold War could be described as the golden age of the bomb shelter. Fears of nuclear and chemical warfare caused many governments and individuals around the world to construct fortified bunkers. Urban planning anticip... Read article

Transit-Oriented Redevelopment in Ithaca, New York

by Nina Coveney

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has released the Downtown Ithaca 2020 Strategic Plan, which seeks to revitalize Ithaca, New York’s downtown business district and reposition the Ithaca Commons as a sustainable transit-orient... Read article

Design with the Other 90%: Cities: An Exhibit Until January 9, 2012

by Christine Camilleri

Design for the Other 90%: Cities, an exhibition originally launched in 2007, focuses on how participatory design solutions are being used to address the needs of 90 percent of the world's population that have historica... Read article

Eco-Building Study: The Houl House by Simon Winstanley Architects

by Laura Paterson

Located in a rural setting in the South West county of Galloway, Scotland "The Houl" is an award winning low carbon house for the architect Simon Winstanley and his family. The architectural brief was to create a contemp... Read article

Ithaca is Gorges: Preserving Scenic Views in Ithaca, New York

by Nina Coveney

Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes region is known for its natural beauty.  Its dramatic landscape of pastoral hills and valleys, deep gorges, rushing waterfalls, and glittering lakes have created many faithful res... Read article

Mitigating the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect in Downtown Tampa, Florida

by Sarah Thomas

An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area that experiences warmer temperatures than its surrounding areas. UHIs occur because buildings block the surface heat from radiating, which lets heat continue to build up in... Read article

Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program in New York City

by Christine Camilleri

Brownfields are underused or vacant plots of land that remain undeveloped because of fears that they may have been contaminated by industrial or commercial use in the past. These sites are not always actually contami... Read article

Iconoclastic Building Materials

by Jordan Meerdink

Most readers at Global Site Plans are familiar with structures made of concrete, wood and steel. These are the common  construction materials for the vast majority of the buildings people inhabit and experience. However,... Read article

The Lack of Disaster Planning in New York City

by Christine Camilleri

Post 9/11, most of New York City’s disaster planning has focused on terrorism while failing to develop preventative strategies for combating natural disasters.  As Senator Richard Brodsky pointed out recently, “All they’... Read article