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The Allegrone-built Jane Iredale Mineral Headquarters is featured in retrofit magazine!

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For more than 120 years, the William Cullen Bryant School has stood as a landmark of Great Barrington and the Berkshires region of western Massachusetts with its distinctive arts and crafts design and central location just off Main Street. When cosmetics magnate and preservationist Jane Iredale was seeking larger, sustainable headquarters for her locally based company—Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd.—a few years ago, she zeroed in on the school as an unorthodox yet inventive solution.

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The Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Headquarters achieves LEED Gold certification

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In recognition of our sustainable design and construction of the Bryant School Redevelopment Project, the Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Headquarters has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Industry News: Best Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

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We know adjusting the thermostat, using blinds, opening windows or using electronics such as a heater or air conditioning unit has an impact on the amount of energy consumed in homes. But a new study looks at which of these is the most efficient when it comes to saving power.

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Read More Date: Apr 14, 2016 Posted in: Blog Green Building Architecture/Design Tags: industry

Industry Connect: Why great architecture should tell a story | Ole Scheeren

 For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? 

Read More Date: Feb 23, 2016 Posted in: Blog Links Green Building Architecture/Design Tags: industry

Industry News: Future of Architecture

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When you find yourself hopping into your local movie theater to catch the latest sci-fi action movie, you’ll be introduced to an archetype of worlds that defy imagination; alien-like civilizations with bridges and buildings that “stretch into the heavens” and test the borders of reality.  

Architecture is rooted in history, however ever expanding and evolving to suit the needs of society.  “The results can be physically fantastical”, but how can we further the development of a growing civilization on a waning planet? That is the bigger picture.

Read More Date: Nov 19, 2015 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, industry

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