DAA Weekly Reading List: LEED, Composting, and More

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What’s new and noteworthy this week in the engineering and design world? At Draper Aden Associates, we’ve been following these stories and think you should too!

Going for Gold
LEED-Gold-TranspOver the past few years, Draper Aden Associates has partnered with Lord Aeck Sargent Architects on the Virginia Tech Human and Agricultural Biosciences Precinct Building 1 (HABBI) in both the planning and design processes. Just last week, we received word that the building was granted LEED Gold status and we’re thrilled to have worked on such an innovative green building. Read more at Virginia Tech’s site about the LEED designators and about the research going on in the new precinct.

Trash to Treasure
CompostingInterested in learning more about how you can run a successful composting facility in your municipality? The US Composting Council is hosting a week-long course on biology and process controls, site design, stormwater management, permitting, safe operations, and more in Chantilly, Virginia, from July 20-24. To learn more about the event and to register, visit the USCC website.

Reinventing the Wheel(chair)
For something cute to end your week, check out this video on a 3-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat who was given a second chance at walking, thanks to freshmen engineering students at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He might just nuzzle his way into your heart!

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