Center for Sustainable Building Research Launches CommercialWindows.org

Today, the Center for Sustainable Research (CSBR), in conjunction with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the Alliance to Save Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy, officially launched www.CommercialWindows.org – a state-of-the-art website that provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, and technical considerations that influence commercial window design decisions. According to LBNL research, it is estimated that windows are responsible for 39% of commercial heating energy use and 28% of commercial cooling energy use – almost 1.5% of all total U.S. energy consumed. CommercialWindows.org features a number of comprehensive resources including a first-of-its-kind Façade Design Tool – an interactive, online tool that allows users to choose, early in the design process, various…

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Jessica St. George (Apparel Design '11) Heads to Crye Associates in New York

Jessica St. George (Apparel Design '11) has been hired as the Apparel Design and Production Manager for Crye Associates, based in New York City. Crye has been producing military gear, hard and soft goods since 2000. Crye created an apparel graphic pattern for the troops in Iraq to improve camouflage called "multicam" and won the contract with the military for production of all new uniforms. Their apparel products are produced in their warehouses in Brooklyn and hard goods are produced at their location in New Jersey. More information on the Apparel Design program at the College of Design is available here….

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Monday Minute, January 30, 2012: Vision, Visibility and Vitality

Dear Colleagues, With RFPs for investments in our vision, visibility and vitality due today, January 31, I thought I'd take the opportunity to once again stress how valuable your ideas in these areas are as we look to the future. As we prepare students for the social, environmental and economic ramifications of each problem they address and every decision they make in their work, we must do the same in ours.Along similar lines, a number of faculty and I met with the folks from the Office of Technology Commercialization last fall to discuss the commercialization of University developed Intellectual Property. This has financial benefits for the College and creators, as well as the public through job creation and the…

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