The air is getting cleaner as the world confronts COVID-19. But buildup of greenhouse gas pollution continues, and global temperatures are still rising.
Commercial real estate owners will make plenty of changes to their properties as buildings open over the next 12 months. One thing that’s unlikely to change: Their commitments to cutting carbon emissions.
Kate Simonen has been a leading voice for reducing embodied carbon in buildings for more than a decade.
This video is a good primer on the revolutionary promise of cross-laminated timber.
While millions of people are under orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, water is sitting in the pipes of empty office buildings and gyms, getting old and potentially dangerous.
Living Future 2020, the annual conference of deep-green branch of the green-building movement, went virtual this year. Still, there were plenty of a-ha moments.
At the close of Living Future 2020, the International Living Future Institute recognized 24 projects, 11 “Heroes” and one manufacturer for their work on regenerative design and construction
Former International Living Future Institute CEO Amanda Sturgeon will lead regenerative design at Australia’s Mott MacDonald. She offers her thoughts on leaving ILFI and returning to practice.
Zero-carbon buildings become a thing. Thirty-five buildings have registered for ILFi’s Zero Carbon certification over the last two years.
Shepley Bulfinch’s Sonja Bochart sees a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic for the growing acceptance of biophilic design.