The following article by Andrew Kiraly for the June 2017 Issue of Architecture Las Vegas.
You probably think I’m going to write about the design of Cashman Equipment Company’s campus in Henderson — how, say, the building’s slick, self-assured muscularity and bold colors cleverly reference the earth-moving machines it sells. But what’s of real interest is literally beneath the surface — 400 feet below the surface, to be exact.
The services, consultation and design provided by your Architect should create a culture and awareness of environmental responsibility for your building occupants, visitors and facility managers. However, when it comes to creating a “Green” or “Sustainable” project, the work to ensure the long-term benefits of your initial investment are achieved should continue well beyond the initial design, construction and occupancy of your building.
In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada (USGBC Nevada) and GREEN Alliance honored local leaders who are inspiring immense progress for Nevada, illuminating the best in green building, community engagement and service at the GREENFest Awards Gala. In a recent award ceremony, Cashman Equipment received the Community Green Building Legacy Award for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. Read More
For decades, controversy and solar energy have gone in tandem. Recently, the level of controversy surrounding solar energy has hit a new peak due to new legislation passed in Nevada and proposed in Utah in March 2016.
Whether in our public works architecture or sustainable architecture project, SH Architecture utilizes solar energy when we can. Solar energy does not harm our beautiful and delicate environments. Additionally, solar energy is a solution that addresses the global problem of climate change.
You may wonder, however, how does solar energy actually work? What is the big deal behind it? As the topic of solar energy becomes harder to ignore, we find it conducive for energy consumers to understand what solar energy is and why it is a better alternative to traditional energy sources. Read More