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> Ralph Bicknese becomes LEED Fellow...
10 - 2012

USGBC just announced this year's LEED Fellows and H+B's Ralph Bicknese is a part of this group. The LEED Fellow program is the green building industry's most prestigious professional designation. Ralph will be initiated along with the rest of his class on November 15th at Greenbuild in San Fransisco.

Eco-Structure wrote a nice article about the LEED Fellow program and this year's initiates. Read it here.

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> CNN article feature LLC...
6 - 2012

CNN recently featured the Tyson Living Learning Center in an article about the World's Greenest Buildings. Check it out here.

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> Living Future 2012...
4 - 2012

Dr. Kevin Smith, Director at the Tyson Research Center, will be presenting the Tyson Living Learning Center as a case study entitled "The Proof is in Performance: Metrics and Lessons Learned During Occupancy from the First Certified Living Building."

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> Greening of the Campus...
3 - 2012

Daniel Hellmuth is presenting at Greening of the Campus conference at Ball State University. This year's conference is focusing on building pedagogy. See the conference website for more information.

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> Cottleville City Hall project...
2 - 2012

The Cottleville City Hall and Police Station project received it's final review to become LEED certified. H+B served as sustainable design consultant on the project.

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> Living Future UnConference...
1 - 2012

Daniel Hellmuth will once again be presenting at the Living Future UnConference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Consider joining us. Click here to register.

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> H+B presents...
1 - 2012

Ralph Bicknese and Ron Finney are scheduled to host a workshop entitled "Using IES Software to Optimize Energy Responsive Building Design" at the Building Enclosure Council - St. Louis on March 13th, 2012. They will present a methodology on how to affect the architectural design of buildings to optimize energy and daylighting performance using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Virtual Environment software.

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> H+B presents at the Urbanized Summit...
10 - 2011

Daniel Hellmuth is giving a presentation at this year's Urbanized Summit in Indianapolis on OCtober 7th from 1-5pm. Register here for the event.

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> H+B presents...
9 - 2011

Ralph Bicknese and Wanda Evans will be giving a LEED specific CE workshop titled "How to Submit for LEED Certification" at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood campus on October 13th from 7-9am.

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> LLC in Trim Tab summer issue...
7 - 2011

H+B and the Tyson Living Learning Center were featured in an article in the summer 2011 issue of Trim Tab! Check out the article for more information.

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> Lafayette Square Marketplace...
5 - 2011

The Lafayette Square International Marketplace charrette on May 19th received some press. This planning project hopes to revitalize a small neighborhood north of Indianapolis. Click here to read more.

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> Living Learning Center receives LBC plaque...
2 - 2011

On February15th, A ceremony was held at the Tyson Living Learning Center where WUSTL and Tyson Research Center administration received the Living Building Challenge plaque and certificate. Click here to see the video.

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> Chaddock Cottage receives LEED Gold...
12 - 2010

The Gene Simon Family Cottage at Chaddock in Quincy, IL received LEED Gold certification.

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> Living Learning Center certified Living Building..
10 - 2010

The Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center in Eureka, MO was recently became one of the world's first Living Buildings certified by the International Living Building Institute (ILBI). The 2,900 sf facility has pioneered the implementation of high performance building standards which have previously only been imagined and contemplated in conceptual designs.

Read more about the building and its certification at ilbi.org

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> Citimortgage receives LEED-EBOM certification..
10 - 2010

Citimortgage Progress Point recently became the third LEED-EB O&M project certified in Missouri. Green site and building exterior managment practices were adopted and a green cleaning policy was implemented. Among other environmental initiatives, a carpool program was established, educational signage incorporated throughout the building, and a waste reduction plan resulted in over 50% landfill waste diversion.

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> Living Learning Center...
6 - 2010

The Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center was featured in Jerry Yudelson's latest book "Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis." Get the book here.

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> H+B welcomes Miriam Keller...
6 - 2010

H+B would like to welcome our new intern for the summer, Miriam Keller. Ms. Keller will be going into her senior year at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts working towards her degree in architecture and minor in music and urban design. We are very happy she will be working with us.

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> H+B receives award...
6 - 2010

H+B was awarded an Outstanding Achievement in the "Environmental Innovation" category from the Missouri Waste Coalition for the design of the net-zero waste, The Living Learning Center, in Eureka, MO. Dan Hellmuth was selected to present on the various sustainable features of the facility. To meet the strict requirements of the Living Building Challenge, the final building must have a net zero carbon footprint for construction, as well as net zero water and energy usage. A 19kW roof-mounted photovoltaic array provides power for the building and systems whilie rainwater is harvested for re-use as potable water. Other components of the net zero water usage include composting toilets, graywater recycling and a stormwater management plan that utilizes rain gardens, pervious pavement and dry creekbeds to capture and treat on-site stormwater. The siding of the building is constructed from Eastern Red Cedar trees and flooring has been made from hard maple trees all havested on-site as part of a native forest restoration project.

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> H+B presents...
6 - 2010

Ralph Bicknese presented at the Certified Sustainable Product Summit on June 3rd at the GSA RAY building in downtown St. Louis. Read more on the event here.

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> Construction completed at Chaddock...
6 - 2010

Gene Simon Family Cottage at Chaddock is now complete! The open house was held on June 6th with Gene Simon in attendance. See photos of the facility on our facebook page.

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> H+B presents...
5 - 2010

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the 2010 Greening the Heartland Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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> H+B presents...
5 - 2010

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the College Building Expo at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

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> H+B presents...
5 - 2010

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the Living Future Conference in Seattle, WA.

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> H+B now on facebook...
5 - 2010

H+B is now on facebook. See photos and links to some of our projects here.

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> H+B presents...
5 - 2010

Ralph Bicknese spoke at the St. Louis Paint and Coatings Society conference, advocating for the use of sustainable building products.

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> The College School feasibility study...
4 - 2010

H+B started the feasibility study for The College School who recently purchased property in Jefferson County, MO. The 28 acre site is near LaBarque and Sandy Creek. The property includes a small light-framed barn, portions of a burned house, a well house and a deteriorated concrete bridge.

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> H+B presents...
4 - 2010

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Conference in River Falls, Wisconsin.

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> H+B now on twitter...
4 - 2010

H+B is now on Twitter. To catch the latest and greatest news from H+B, follow our tweets at twitter.com/hb_architects.

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> H+B presents...
3 - 2010

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the Indiana Building Green Symposium in Indianapolis.

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> Living Learning Center article...
12 - 2009

The Journal of Green Building published an article written by the Hellmuth + Bicknese, Washington University in St. Louis administration, and the Tyson Research Center staff. The article titled "Biology and Building - The Living Learning Center at Washington University's Tyson Research Center: A Journey on the Path to the Living Building Challenge," was published in the Fall 2009 edition (Volume 4, Number4)

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> Eco-Charrette...
12 - 2009

Eco-Charrette took place on December 2nd and 3rd on the beautiful Indiana University - Bloomington campus with over 55 participants in attendance.

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> Greening the IMU...
11 - 2009

A closed bid for proposals for the "Greening the Indiana Memorial Union Charrette" at Indiana University - Bloomington went to H+B. Hellmuth + Bicknese won the bid to serve as lead charrette facilitators process from a pool of specially selected teams from across the United States.

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> Greening the Campus 2009...
9 - 2009

Daniel Hellmuth presented at the Greening the Campus 2009 conference. The theme was "Embracing Change" and the conference was held in Indianapolis, IN. His presentation focused on ways of using the Living Learning Center as a template to encourage one campus to fully showcase sustainability on campus.

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> H+B to visit Capitol Hill...
9 - 2009

Ralph Bicknese visited Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet with members of the US Senate and House of Representatives to discuss the benefits of green buildings and schools as related to several bills under consideration in Congress as a volunteer representing the US Green Building Council.

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> Great Streets Initiative...
9 - 2009

H+B will be teaming with CH2MHILL as sustainability consultants on two East-West Gateway Council of Governments' Great Streets Initiative projects over the next several months. Both projects are streetscape improvement projects.

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> H+B signs on to the AIA 2030 Commitment...
9 - 2009

Hellmuth + Bicknese has signed on to the AIA 2030 Commitment, a pledge to reduce the energy consumption in the built environment by the year 2030. You can read more about the commitment here.

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> Chaddock receives grant from ICECF...
9 - 2009

Chaddock, with the help of H+B, has been awarded a grant of $75,000 from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) for green building design and commissioning on their new residential facility, the Gene Simon Family Cottage.

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> H+B receives AIA Award of Distinction...
9 - 2009

At the AIA award ceremony on September 10th, Hellmuth + Bicknese received the Award of Distinction for Societal and Technological Advancement for the Living Learning Center.

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> H+B presents...
8 - 2009

H+B was selected to be a part of a team of a first phase to develop the building concept and budget for the Wildwood City Hall project. To better reflect the community, the city wanted to have guidance from a design team made up of Wildwood architects who understand the community. Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects joined with John Guenther, Dennis Taachi and Powers Bowersox Associates to form the Wildwood Collaborative. Ralph Bicknese, John Guenther, Dennis Taachi and Bill Bowersox are all long time Wildwood residents. The first phase of the project provided a concept based on citizen input and a budget. Based on this, the citizens voted to authorize the city to proceed with the project.

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> H+B presents...
8 - 2009

Ralph Bicknese became a member of Governor Nixon's Home Building and Residential Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel.

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> GSA RAY feasibility study...
8 - 2009

H+B was selected to perform renewable energy study and LEED feasibility study at the General Services Administration's Robert A. Young (GSA RAY) building in downtown St. Louis. The building is a 1,000,000 sf facility currently in the planning phase of a series of renovations.

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> NVCI Support Services receives LEED-NC Silver...
8 - 2009

NVCI Support Servicesin Summerlin, NV earns LEED-NC Silver certification. The 102,052 sf building joins a small, but growing list of LEED certified buildings in Nevada. Water efficient landscaping reduced water use by 94% and building water use was reduced by over 40%. The combination of building design features, energy system design, and commissioning an energy savings of 22% compared to a typical new office building constructed today. The project has applied for rebates from Nevada Energy rebates for the exceptional energy savings.

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> GreenSpun Media receives LEED-CI Silver...
7 - 2009

GreenSpun Media, a 60,000 sf tenant space in Las Vegas, received LEED-CI Silver. It is the FIRST building in Nevada certified to LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver level (and the first CI in Nevada certified to any level).

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> Green Building 101...
7 - 2009

Ralph Bicknese will be presenting the basics of green building and its impact on the environment at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL on Tuesday, July 28th from 6:30p - 8:00p.

Download the brochure to learn more about it.

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> Living Learning Center in the news...
6 - 2009

The Living Learning Center at Washington University's Tyson Research Center has been getting some great recognition in the new lately. The St. Louis Post Dispatch wrote an article about the dedication ceremony and Environmental Building News covered the Living Building Challenge using the LLC as an example. Click here for the St. Louis Post Dispatch article. Click here for the Environmental Building News article.

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> ANC CCVI receives LEED C&S Gold certification...
6 - 2009

American Nevada Company's Corporate Center VI just received LEED C&S Gold certification, the first LEED Core & Shell building certified at the Gold level in Nevada. This the first of four projects Hellmuth + Bicknese is working on to get LEED certification in the Las Vegas area working with Korte Construction and ANC.

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