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Opinion – LEED may fade away, but Commissioning and Measurement & Verification are here to stay

Without question, LEED has done wonders in the United States to promote environmental building design. However, LEED’s process is undeniably cumbersome and costly. The value of LEED is as reflective as the shiny plaque in the lobby. With active measurement and monitoring of energy performance, design and installation flaws become apparent. Without advanced energy metering and a process to monitor the results, it’s no wonder many owners question the value…

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Rahil Receives LEED Green Associate Certification

Rahil Zarpoush is one of GLHN’s up and coming young architects with a special interest in sustainability. Having just completed her certification as a LEED Green Associate, Rahil will be pursuing her LEED Accredited Professional certification later this year. “The LEED Green Associate exam is a great way to gain proficiency across a wide range of sustainability topics, and helps me to produce stronger, more engaging LEED content,” said Rahil.…

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What will the future of downtown water usage in Tucson 2050 look like? Ten students from the University of Arizona Bachelor of Architecture 4th year studio program, sponsored by GLHN Architects & Engineers, were asked that exact question. The exhibit of their work and findings was recently displayed during one of downtown Tucson’s famous second Saturday events. The work featured many interdisciplinary aspects between engineering and architectural design, creating spaces…

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Society of Women Engineers

Tiffany Gorrell, Aimee Molleken and Cloriza Lomeli attended the April SWE – Society of Women Engineers, Tucson program and it was an amazing evening to say the least. The program was hosted by Caterpillar Inc. and the attendees got the first tour of their brand new facility. Guests were greeted by the evening’s host and SWE members. The lobby is equipped with the latest in technology including a touch screen…

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GLHN Wins Higher Education/Research Award of Merit

GLHN Architects & Engineers Inc. was presented an Award of Merit for the $52M, five-story University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase 2 (ENR2) building in Tucson. The ENR2 Building borrows from the iconic imagery of the southwest:  striking landforms of canyon and mesa, dramatic play of light and shadow, the painted sky of sunsets and desert monsoons, and highly adapted flora and fauna. Organized around a central courtyard,…

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Higher Education/Research Best Project Award

GLHN Architects & Engineers Inc. is proud to be recognized for the Best Project Award for the Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building by ENR (ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.) The $55-million Science and Health Building facility on the Northern Arizona University’s campus in Flagstaff features laboratories,…

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