Study: Glass Condos Could Pose Health Threat Through Overheating

A recent study by Urban Green Council examined the dangers of all-glass high rises in a blackout. These buildings are heavily reliant on space conditioning to provide comfortable and safe indoor environments. Without electricity, systems would cease to function and summer interior temperatures could rise over 100F over the course of a few days. The […]

USGBC Approves LEED v4

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that version 4 of their widely used LEED rating system was approved by members in a vote. The oft-delayed rules revision garnered 86% approval. LEED ratings systems are in use worldwide, and 1.7 million square feet are certified daily. Many of the proposed rules faced push back […]

Paul Tseng Attends Ribbon Cutting for the International Monetary Fund’s Concordia Extended Stay Facility

Paul Tseng attended the April 2013 reopening ceremony for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) newly renovated Concordia Extended Stay Hotel. The ceremony featured Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director as a presenter and speaker. ABP commissioned the  mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems for the exclusive 121 room hotel located in the heart of Washington, DC. The Concordia is […]