This LEED Platinum project includes a number of environmental sustainability features like a centralized hot water system powered by solar thermal collectors to reduce energy usage in producing hot water to residents, low-flow plumbing fixtures and efficient landscape irrigation to reduce water usage, and covered parking to reduce heat island effect with shade provided by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that generate energy bringing the HERS to below 60.
Advancements in technology and radiation therapy are showing promising results in cancer treatment, but the number of cancer patients continues to rise. Radiation therapy room design, also known as linear accelerator vault design, is particularly challenging because these rooms can be quite intimidating for patients. There are a few techniques to make radiotherapy room design more comfortable for patients while still meeting shielding and space requirements.
Classroom utilization is a powerful tool to help high schools figure out how to balance space efficiency and budget constraints with flexibility and space needs for specialized courses.
Many elementary school educational specifications or project goals talk about how the library or media center should be the heart of the school and a more active and engaging space, but often concerns about things like collection counts and standardized testing, and a more traditional vision of a library, end up taking precedence over that vision.
Which is better: dedicated early childhood education (ECE) campuses or embedding ECE into elementary schools?
Commercial real estate group NAIOP New Mexico celebrated the 2018 Awards of Excellence. Dekker/Perich/Sabatini contributed to seven award-winning projects.
University of New Mexico Health Education Building, Phase 3, At Domenici Center receives ENR Safety Award of Merit. A total of 135,000 work-hours were logged with zero OSHA recordable incidents.