Science Market Update

Green Development and Its Role in Modern Architecture

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Jul 15, 2011

         Green architecture is widely endorsed within the fields of residential, commercial businesses, community centers, and educational/research oriented buildings. One particular firm, HDR, Inc, has embraced the challenge of incorporating the needs of the global populations with the necessities of sustaining the environment in which these facilities are to be erected.

The New York State Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory in Ithaca, New York, the NEID Laboratory in the Boston University Medical Center in Boston, MA, and the Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland all are excellent examples of the incorporation of sustainable architecture into the fields of basic, applied, and critical sciences. All buildings are LEED registered: the highest award a building can get from the USGBC for sustainability.

          Each is designed by HDR, Inc., an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and consulting firm that not only specializes in architectural development, but also provides a broad spectrum of services that partner worldwide with other firms to provide solutions that exceed the traditional Architect/Engineer/Consultant (A/E/C) firms.

 Established in 1917 by Iowa native H. H. Henningson, HDR, Inc. has since developed into one of the largest and most respected architecture firms in the world. Some of their most prestigious projects are:

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Modern Architecture

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      While HDR, Inc. is a front-runner in green architectural design, the company also takes an active role in environmental planning and consulting regarding energy companies interested in oil and fuel transport/production, solar panel installation, waste management, and urban/community planning.

     As a leader in sustainability, HDR, Inc. exemplifies involved business investment in new and progressive technologies and methodologies to further societal and environmental prosperity. To learn more about HDR and its policies and projects, go to

     To learn more about the technologies and research that makes green and sustainable architecture financially profitable and environmentally friendly, visit Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.'s 3rd annual Ithaca BioResearch Product Faire™ Frontline Event at Cornell University on October 13th, 2011. If you are a researcher, lab manager, or laboratory equipment supplier, come to network with the top of the line scientists/suppliers. Click below for more information:

Ithaca/Cornell vendor show

Tags: Northwest, Sustainable Architecture, National, HDR

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