Monthly Archives: June 2014

World Cup Fever

By Marcy Marro, Editor

It's World Cup fever all over the world, and while I don't know the first thing about soccer, I can enjoy a good sports match as much as the next person. I was on my way home for most of the USA-Ghana match that took place a few days ago, but was able to catch the very exciting ending. According to the ratings, the USA-Ghana game drew 11.1 million viewers per minute, making it the  most watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2.

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Getting Ready for the AIA Show

By Mark Robins

The 2014 AIA Convention is coming to Chicago June 26-28, 2014. According to the AIA, it is a great opportunity to:

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Net Zero Homes

By Marcy Marro

In this month's issue, I wrote a roundtable article on net zero energy. In recent months, two net zero energy prototype homes have celebrated their grand openings.

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Meet AIA peeps behind tweets

By Christopher Brinckerhoff


Tweet Up at the 2012 AIA Convention.

Workshops, product demonstrations, continuing education classes and an expansive show floor brimming with opportunities to discover current shifts and trends in architecture will afford 2014 AIA convention-goers plenty of choices. One interesting event part of the mix will be a Tweet Up at booth 534 in the AIA Town Hall area from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Attendees will snack, drink and chat while linking the bits and bytes with real people.

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The Push for Net Zero

In the architectural and construction world, net zero design is the latest buzzword. Since 2012, the number of verified net zero energy buildings or those targeting net zero energy has more than doubled, from 60 in 2012 to 160 in 2013, according to the New Buildings Institute's recent study, 2014 Getting to Zero Status Update: A look at the projects, policies and programs driving net zero energy performance in commercial buildings.

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