Sustainable Design with LEED Certification

On your next project, consider sustainable building design to reduce waste, increase awareness and improve the environment for your occupants. LEED Certification is a good way to set and meet your project’s sustainable design goals. Despite what many think, embarking on a LEED project is not difficult. To assist, there are now many rating systems…

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Distinction in Sustainable Design

Charles Matsinger Associates is pleased to announce that the K-Wing Addition at Drexel University’s Queen Lane Medical Campus recently achieved a rating of Two (2) Green Globes. This high-profile academic building includes administrative offices for the Institute for Women’s Health and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine programs. A Medical Simulation center operates on the…

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Thoughts on Greenbuild 2013: Rethinking Healthcare Design

In recent months, two notable events on sustainable design and construction took place in Philadelphia.  You may have heard about one, even attended yourself.  Greenbuild® is the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) annual convention which draws approximately 30,000 attendees yearly from around the world, and it was at our own Convention Center this year.  The…

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2013 CMAGreen Survey Results

Recently, Charles Matsinger Associates surveyed our clients on their opinions and attitudes on sustainable design.  We are truly grateful for the high volume of responses we received.  Your answers provide us a basis from which to evolve the ever-growing practice and knowledge of CMAGreen.  The following is a brief summary of the survey results. Who Responded The…

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Concerned About the Impact Buildings Have on the Natural Environment and Our Health?

Concerned about the impact buildings have on the natural environment and our health?  Most clients believe in sustainable design, but their needs and desired levels of sustainability can vary greatly. Charles Matsinger Associates’ Green division provides the resources our clients need to achieve a building they can be proud of whether it’s LEED Platinum, Green Globe Certified…

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Innovation Center Achieves LEED Certification

The DuPont Innovation Center has recently earned LEED Certification for “Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance.”  This particular LEED rating system focuses on the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing buildings.  Requirements for certification are intended to institutionalize a process of reporting, inspection, and review of all building operations and maintenance practices.

CMA Talks Sustainable Design

“Green” Technology: Window Films Window Film has become a popular resolution to common concerns of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Design professionals. A commonly known and significant benefit of Window Film includes helping to conserve energy by decreasing temperatures inside buildings. Another benefit, not as widely known but possibly among the most important, is its capability…

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