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Keeping cool by design (access required)

When temperatures soar, city dwellers feel the impact more than anyone else. The heat island effect can cause a city core to become as much as 20 degrees hotter than rural areas. “More and more, it’s definitely an issue,” said ...

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A struggle to avoid culture shock (access required)

Designing buildings that will change a community for decades to come is never an easy endeavor. Doing so when without speaking many residents’ languages or knowing their cultures can be exponentially tougher. “Fundamentally, in any community, if you ask them ...

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Boise State plans a School of Public Service building at University/Capitol Boulevard (access required)

Large-scale building will continue unabated at Boise State University with an Aug. 16 announcement that planning has started for a four-story School of Public Service building. The 50,000- to 70,000-square-foot structure will be located on University Drive across from the ...

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A green renewal (access required)

President Donald Trump, who said we can “leave” the environment during his presidency so long as we don’t hurt business, appears to have provided an unexpected shot in the arm to the Portland, Ore. green building community. Word that incentive ...

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Verraso Downtown adds luxury short-term rentals to the downtown Boise mix (access required)

Developer Chad Olsen was tired of building multi-million-dollar homes with Tuscan designs. So he switched gears, and now he’s working on an eight-unit, short-term vacation/transitional apartment building in the shadow of The Connector and within eyeshot of downtown Boise’s Rhodes ...

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