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Thought Leadership: Intermountain Sustainability Summit 2019

The 10th annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, March 21 – 22, 2019. Online registration will be available through Tuesday, March 19th and walk up registration will be available onsite. The two day event will conclude with an afternoon workshop presented by Kenner Kingston in the Shepard Union Building room 404.

Intermountain Living Future Workshop:

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?

Come to this half-day workshop, tailored to the unique nature of the Intermountain West, to learn about and discuss how you can help to “support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.” – ILFI Mission Statement

Who should attend: Building Owners and Operators, Architects, Construction Managers, Designers, Engineers, Realtors, Students, and those who want to go beyond LEED.

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Thought Leadership: SXSW Presentation in a Doodle

An audience member of the SXSW session presented by Arch Nexus’ Kenner Kingston and ILFI’s Amanda Sturgeon,  artistically summarized the presentation in this doodle. The session; Nature Tech: Rewilding Human Habitat, discusses restoring each place we encounter to a condition of wholeness. Seeing nature as (free) technology is a key step in restoring our buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and cities to their full potential.

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Uncategorized: Arch|Nexus SAC Open House 03.07.19

Tour the only Living Certified building in California on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Doors will be open from 9:00 to 5:00, no apointment nessesary.

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Thought Leadership: Arch|Nexus hosting LEED specific GBCI CEU Webinar

Discussions about the water-energy nexus have reignited conversations about energy impacts and consumption. Presenters will use real-world examples to show how unique building and space types have successfully implemented and documented their energy impacts and performance. During this session, we will delve into how LEED addresses energy today through LEED v4 and through pilot credits and also take a look towards how today’s trending topics, like the water-energy nexus impact LEED’s future goals.

A webinar course approved for 1 LEED specific GBCI CEU that will be hosted in the Architectural Nexus office in SLC. Lunch optional. Discussion and dialogue following the 60 minute course.

Thursday, March 7th, 11:30-1:15pm
Architectural Nexus SLC

RSVP for this event HERE

Please email lunch/diet restrictions/requests to cwoodruff@usgbc.org

 

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News: Beacon of Hope shines at Huntsman Cancer Institute

It has been one year since the passing of Jon M. Huntsman Sr., the visionary philanthropist who started a movement that transformed the upper edge of the University of Utah into a state-of-the-art cancer campus.

In his memory, a pillar of light could be seen emanating from the west side of the original HCI research building last night. The feature was originally Huntsman’s idea. As construction of the building was near conclusion in 1999, Huntsman envisioned a light originating from the cancer center that would reflect HCI’s commitment to push forward cancer research and provide exceptional patient care. The light became known as the Beacon of Hope.

Due to limitations in technology available two decades ago, the feature was not continuously lit. Architectural Nexus designed a renovation for the beacon and construction began in January 2018. Over the past twelve months, further improvements were made to update the installation with energy-efficient lighting panels. The new Beacon of Hope has 61 individual lighting panels embedded with pixel LED lights, each with an operating life of 30 years.

Today, the Beacon of Hope serves as a reminder that his vision lives on and will not stop until cancer is eradicated.

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Thought Leadership: Kenner Kingston Presenting at SXSW 2019

South by Southwest, the annual conference and festival held in Austin, Texas, will host a session led by Arch Nexus President, Kenner Kingston and International Living Future Institute CEO, Amanda Sturgeon. The March 11th event is titled Nature Tech: Rewilding Human Habitat.

Regenerative Design suggests that we must restore each place we encounter to a condition of wholeness. Seeing nature as free technology is a key step in restoring our buildings, neighborhoods and communities to their full potential.

To leverage this technology, a critical shift in philosophy is taking place. The built environment is no longer simply a “machine for living”. Instead, a new notion of shared and intensely local habitat for people is coming into focus; one that is informed by the simple truth that WE ARE NATURE.

For more information on this and other 2019 SXSW events, click here.

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Publicity: Arch|Nexus SAC in gb&d Magazine

Green Building & Design Magazine recently featured the cover story: Defined Design Arch|Nexus SAC. Calling the LEED Double Platinum project – and California’s first Living Building, one of the most sustainable buildings out there. This article highlights the building history and walks readers through details of how Arch|Nexus SAC optimizes sustainability. Read the full story here.

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Thought Leadership: Arch Nexus Presents: Regenerative Design Through Adaptive Reuse

Are you in Chicago attending GreenBuild 2018? Don’t miss tomorrow mornings breakout session, presented by Arch Nexus’ Kenner Kingston and Patty Karapinar: Regenerative Design through Adaptive Reuse.

If architecture is the largest energy-consuming and emitting sector of the US economy, architecture is also the solution. Much of our green building industry is focused on new construction on greenfield sites, yet existing buildings within and around cities are ripe for regenerative design opportunities. Through thoughtful adaptive reuse, we are poised to transform our cities and the lives of the people within them. By reinvesting in the building stock we have, we take the most sustainable action of all in that we avoid further consumption of not only building materials, but also open space, clean air, and precious natural resources.

Click here for further details.

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News: Volunteers of America Center for Women and Children Opens

A new center designed by Arch Nexus for those who are experiencing homelessness opened this morning in Salt Lake City. The Volunteers of America Center for Women and Children offers women an opportunity to detoxify in a safe and supervised residential environment with their children. The Salt Lake City Center offers 32 new beds that will serve approximately 450 individuals annually. Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County leaders spoke at the event in support of the cause to aid those who will benefit from the new center.

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