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Designing with Natural Ventilation

Designing with Natural Ventilation

With rising concerns surrounding the cost and environmental impact of energy use natural ventilation has its advantages. Not only does natural ventilation provide ventilation (outdoor air) to ensure safe, healthy and comfortable conditions for building occupants without the use of fans, it also provides free cooling without the use of mechanical systems. When carefully designed,..
Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Students are headed back to school in Erie, Colorado, but the school year is not the only new thing they’ll be experiencing this year. Erie’s Meadowlark PK-8 school welcomed its first students this month. The building doesn’t look much like most other schools. Instead of the typical design of halls and individual classrooms, Meadowlark was..
Aspen Community School Awarded LEED®-Gold Certification

Aspen Community School Awarded LEED®-Gold Certification

Aspen Community School, located in Woody Creek, Colorado, has been awarded LEED®-Gold Certification by the USGBC. The K-8 public charter school, operated by Compass of Lifelong Discovery, was designed by Cuningham Group in collaboration with Studio B Architecture + Interiors. We were commissioned to design a school that would reinforce its connection and deep respect..
Aspen Community School Receives LEED Gold Certification!

Aspen Community School Receives LEED Gold Certification!

Aspen Community School has occupied its rural site since 1972, enjoying expansive mountain views. Forty years later, the school earned a BEST Grant and raised funds to replace failing existing structures and better support its educational goals. The new K-8 and gym buildings deliver high performance educational environments with significantly improved thermal comfort and connections..
Epic Systems Corporation Leads in Sustainability

Epic Systems Corporation Leads in Sustainability

Where is the largest Green Roof in the United States? Where is the largest single location private Photovoltaics (PV) array in the United States? Where is the largest single geo-exchange bore-field in the United States? Surprisingly, the answer to all three of these questions is located at Latitude 42.98, Longitude 89.56, better known as Epic..
Team Wins “Best Energy Performance” Award Competition

Team Wins “Best Energy Performance” Award Competition

Sukreet Singh from Cuningham Group joined Team DeeBees to win first place for “Best Energy Performance” in the LowDown Showdown Competition at last week’s ASHRAE-IBPSA SimBuild 2016 conference. The DeeBees team worked cohesively to create a 40,000 square foot net-zero energy healthcare facility with a primary focus on “health and well-being.” Awards were presented after the..
Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Erie PreK-8 School is located in Boulder County, Colorado, one of the greenest counties in the United States. How can a new school live up to this community’s high expectations for sustainability and energy efficiency without breaking the budget? That was the challenge Cuningham Group faced in the design of the new PreK-8 School.  Setting..
Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai

Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai

This year’s Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai was a GREAT success! Industry leaders from theme parks and entertainment around the globe joined to discuss the resources and challenges in creating a more sustainable and greener planet. Thanks to Jim Scheidel and Rebecca Martinez for fearlessly leading this great effort, year after year! We..
IECC 2015 Daylighting Code: Heading in Right Direction?

IECC 2015 Daylighting Code: Heading in Right Direction?

Energy codes and great initiatives like Architecture 2030 have changed the face of the construction industry. Because of energy codes and initiatives, everyone is becoming more cognizant of energy issues which were barely discussed a decade ago. Many states and counties have recently adopted the latest energy code: IECC 2015. This is a great next..