At Greenprints, a national advocate argues that city leaders need to prioritize partnerships and place-based investments that surpass real estate and infrastructure status quo.
Southface Energy Institute is forming a Transparency Advisory Council to help manufacturers grapple with increasing pressure to disclose what their materials and products are made of.
A Lord Aeck Sargent post goes into detail on the ‘why’ of the project’s Urban Agriculture Imperative, as well as how Andropogon arrived at its edible landscape solution.
The Miller Hull Partnership gains Living Building Challenge Petals certification for its Seattle studio renovation. Its the first firm to win both Petals and full LBC certification.
With Project Drawdown, sustainable business advocate and writer Paul Hawken leads a team that has identified 100 climate change solutions. Around half of them deal with the built environment.
Jason F. McLennan, who co-authored the Living Building Challenge and oversaw its initial implementation, will speak at 6-8 pm March 28 at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center.
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.
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.”
Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent is the first architectural firm in Georgia to earn the International Living Future Institute’s JUST Label.