The Numbers Are In! EAW Donates $22,000 to Local and National Organizations Environmental Awareness Week 2012 marked a significant milestone in the event’s 11-year history. Through the extraordinary work and commitment of Cannon Designers across the firm and the extraordinary generosity of our dedicated sponsors, EAW raised over $22,000 in additional funds that has been distributed [...]
In February, I had the pleasure of presenting at the BUILDEX conference in Vancouver with Francesca Desmarais of Architecture 2030 and Thaddeus Owen of Herman Miller (view our full presenation here). Francesca is the director of The 2030 Challenge for Products, which aims to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of building products by [...]
This interactive map created by WNYC comes to us just as we are wrapping up our Office LIFE data collection for 2012. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute time in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes and 1 in 4 commuters leaves their home county for work. The study also shows that approximately [...]
I recently found this great article and video about Sugata Mitra, the winner of the TED Prize at TED2013. Mitra won the prize for his presentation focused on “The School In The Cloud.” I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the below.
EPA WaterSense recently published a guide to “Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities.” Take a look to see how water-efficient products can help protect the future of our water supply.
I was very happy to learn that Charlotte Douglas International Airport has started worm composting. Check out the full story here. Since implementing their composting program, the airport has reduced the amount of waste it landfills by 70 percent. According to initial reports, the airport is relying on 1.9 million worms to make this effort a [...]
I wanted to share this photo which captures the holiday spirit at our Chicago office. This is the first year we’re celebrating the holidays in our new office and it’s an exciting time. Our office and all of Cannon Design wishes you all a Happy Holidays.
Gabrielle Rossit and I had the opportunity to present Cannon Design’s research on embodied energy at IIDEX/NeoCon 2012 in Toronto, Canada’s largest national design and architecture conference. Our extensive research conducted by Rand Ekman, Chris Lambert, Peter Hourihan, and myself focuses on how to calculate and evaluate the embodied energy of building materials, and how to find the [...]
I wanted to post a follow up to Michael Patrick Sullivan’s blog post yesterday about “Google Grant – A Healthy Grant To Support Healthy Buildings.” Over the past year, Cannon Design has been working with Google and 31 other companies as part of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Working Group to develop an open standard [...]
Last week, Rand Ekman and I had the opportunity to participate in the UL Annual Meeting in Chicago. This year, UL introduced a new group: the UL Architect and Design Community Exploratory Committee, whose focus will be on fire safety and building product health safety. As part of the meeting, we were able to see [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
Really, its nice information, I read this whole and carefully. This covers ...
Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...