Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

All articles for the month of 10/2014.

From $60,000 to $30,000 Per Year for Utility Bills: Transfiguration of the Lord Church

From $60,000 to $30,000 Per Year for Utility Bills: Transfiguration of the Lord Church

Six months after reopening, the Transfiguration of the Lord Church, a post-Katrina renovation project that we completed in 2011, was on track to spend $60,000 a year in energy costs - more than 8 times the national average for houses of worship.

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$15M renovation at Orpheum Theater underway

The Orpheum Theater has sat empty and damaged since Hurricane Katrina, but for the past five months construction crews have been busying restoring the theater to its original beauty.

For new owners, Dr. Eric George and Roland Von Kurnatowski, restoring the Orpheum Theater to its original beauty is a labor of love.

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GB&D Video: New Orleans BioInnovation Center

In the lead-up to Greenbuild, the architects behind the LEED Gold biotech hub give us an exclusive tour of their landmark project

“The reason New Orleans exists is because of its relationship with water.” These words open “New Orleans BioInnovation Center: Resiliency in Design,” an exclusive tour of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple’s LEED Gold biotech incubator, opened in 2011.

The voice is architect Mark Ripple’s, and he and principal Z Smith walk us through the ways in which the 65,000-square-foot lab building uses sustainable design to recycle stormwater, mitigate solar gain, and foster biotech innovation.

NOLA rides green wave in construction, design

Prior to 2005, the only building in Louisiana with energy-efficient certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program was a Coca Cola bottling plant in Baton Rouge. Today, the statewide LEED tally has blossomed to more than 1,000 properties with several more projects in the planning stages.

The boom in green building is particularly prevalent in the New Orleans area, where 4.53 million square feet of commercial space is LEED certified. Some in the industry say those results are part of the reason behind the U.S. Green Building Council bringing its annual Greenbuild conference to the city for the first time this month.

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Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

Making all your projects high-performance means getting in touch with what your client really wants and checking “green building” at the door.

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