Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

All articles for the month of 05/2015.

Seven Projects Selected for AIA Gulf States Region Honor Awards

Seven Projects Selected for AIA Gulf States Region Honor Awards

Architects gathered in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the 2015 Gulf State Region Honor Awards program during the AIA Annual Convention. The annual awards program identifies built works of distinction and strives to promote the excellent work taking place in the Gulf South by architects from the region (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee).

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Submetering is Key for Verified Performance: New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Submetering is Key for Verified Performance: New Orleans BioInnovation Center

The actual utility bills for the initial 12 month period (120kBtu/sf/yr) closely track that projected by computer simulation (119 kBtu/sf/yr). This level of verified performance is reinforced at the operations level by fine-grained energy and comfort monitoring. Each ~1000sf lab + support area unit is individually metered, enabling the building owner to track and compare lighting and plug load consumption, identifying best-practice high performers.

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Applying Pressure | The Cost of Neglecting Research Just Went Up

Applying Pressure | The Cost of Neglecting Research Just Went Up

Architect, May 2015: There’s no “setting and forgetting” when it comes to research in practice for Z Smith, AIA, a researcher with a physics background and a doctorate in engineering who is a principal and director of sustainability and building performance at New Orleans–based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (EDR).

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