Innovative Design's work has been published by over 40 industry magazines and technical publications, and our facility designs have been used as research sites for analysis and case studies. A few examples of our recent published works:
High Performance Building Magazine
Spring 2008 - Daylighting Strategies That Maximize Benefits
Summer 2008 - Rainwater - The Untapped resource
Fall 2008 - Green on a Budget
Winter 2008 - Lighting the Way - Two Guilford County Schools
USGBC Research by Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lack of short-wavelength light during the school day delays dim light melatonin onset (DLMO) in middle school students

This study was sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Building Research fund, and performed at Smith Middle School (designed by
Innovative Design).
ARCSA Quarterly Newsletter
June 2010 - NC Schools Double Use for Collected Rainwater
Solar Today
May 2011 - Case Study - On the Road to Green
U.S. Department of Energy
EnergySmart Schools Case Study - Northern Guilford Middle School
Landscape Architecture
May 2006 - Problem Solving in Stormwater Bioretention Systems
American School and University Magazine
August 2010 - Outstanding Interior Renovation
High Performance Schools Video - Convincing School Boards to Build Sustainably
The High Performance Schools video was funded by the United States Department of Energy through the EnergySmart Schools program and produced by Innovative Design. The 30-min video showcases ten successful examples of high performance, sustainable schools for communities to consider when they commission a new school or improve older ones.

To order the CD Rom, conract:

- American Solar Energy Society (ASES),, 1-303-443-3130 (Ext. 106)
- Alliance to Save Energy (ASE),, 1-202-857-0666
- Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC),, 1-202-628-7400
Daylighting Dividends Case Study - Smith Middle School
2004 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools - 50%
August 2011 - Mike Nicklas has participated in the committee representing the AIA. Innovative Design's daylighting and energy expertise was heavily used in the guide. All school photos on the front and back covers of the book are from our design and consulting projects.
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