BIG, Google

Healthy Building Network and Google combine forces on Portico materials tool

Design teams for materials that meet the Living Building Challenge’s exacting standards are familiar with the predicament: How does one find, sort and compare environmental and health data on those materials? A collaboration between Google and the Heathy Building Network has produced a platform, called Portico, designed to address that problem.

Net Positive Energy, Miller Hull Partnership, Living Building, Georgia Tech, schematic

It ain’t easy being net positive

Lord Aeck Sargent blog: “The amount of intentionality and rigor required in the energy design of a project with a fixed energy budget is remarkable.”