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Let’s Talk Tech: LEED Certification

Contribution to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), The LEED program, sponsored by the United States Green Building Council (UGBC), is the primary environmentally focused building certification in the United States. In its Building Design and Construction version, buildings may qualify for various levels of LEED certification based on the total number of points achieved in various categories.

Striking Ellipsoidal Design, Modern ALUCOBOND PLUS Façade Distinguish High-Rise Residential Tower

As one of the first high-rises constructed in the fast-growing Tysons unincorporated area of Fairfax County, Va., Adaire, a mixed-use residential community, stands out not only for its 35 stories towering into the sky but for its striking ellipsoidal design and modern facade.

Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Transformed With Ethereal Metal Design System Created With ALUCOBOND PLUS Brushed ACM

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum had done its duty. Opened in 1972 in Uniondale, N.Y., the Coliseum not only had honored the military sacrifice of local veterans in Long Island’s Nassau County but had served as home to the one-time American Basketball Association’s New York Nets and the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders as well as hosted major events and concerts, including performances by Elvis Presley, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.

Elementary School Blends Into Vancouver Urban Fabric With ALUCOBOND PLUS


Architecture can often become a product of its environment, responding to community needs while blending into an already established environment. In the case of Crosstown Elementary School, its creation was in response to Vancouver’s imminent need for more primary education facilities. The result is a four-story structure that blends seamlessly into the “urban fabric” of the Canadian cityscape.

Color-Changing Green-Hued ALUCOBOND Spectra Reflects Sustainable Design Of New Mixed-Use Community

The Marine Gateway mixed-use development officially opened this spring in south Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the first major transit-oriented development integrated into Vancouver’s Canada Line rapid transit rail system. It’s also served by the South Vancouver Bus Loop.

Multi-Layered Cube-Like Facade Achieves Diversity In Residential Hi-Rise Design With ALUCOBOND PLUS

A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark.

That’s the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of Arquitectonica International Corp. who designed the Olume residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal façade featuring a total of five custom earth-toned colors of Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite material (ACM).