Wood’s low embodied carbon content has benighted it as the structural material of choice for green buildings. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help navigate the modern realm of structural timber.
What’s the biggest barrier to regenerative design? One survey at a recent summit on the topic points to lack of awareness, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Ramana Koti reports.
Trim Tab — the online ‘zine of International Living Future Institute — is chock full of articles this month that should interest sustainable design and construction professionals in the Southeast.
Today’s IPCC report on climate change is truly sobering. But it also lays out how the building sector would have to play a role in any route out of this mess.
Georgia Tech hosts a daylong International Living Future Institute workshop Oct. 18 to explore the how the world’s most rigorous green building certification platform plays out in a hot, humid climate like the Southeast’s.
The NAACP — the venerable civil rights organization founded by W.E.B. DuBois — has announced a design competition for a new “Living Headquarters” in its home city of Baltimore.
Katerra’s consolidation of the Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent could portend longterm disruptions in the design, construction and building materials industries. (But it’s unlikely to affect the Kendeda Building, because it’s already been designed.)
Across the southeastern U.S., wind turbines are spinning on hilltops, and solar panels stretch across roofs and fields. A Vanderbilt university professor says part of the reason is that large companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are demanding low-carbon energy for their facilities.
A common theme emerged in two sessions at Greeprints 2018: Net zero energy is perfectly feasible but — if we’re to meaningfully combat climate change — the built-environment community needs to adopt net zero more quickly.
In the spirit of learning from others’ mistakes, BuildingGreen’s Paula Melton and Peter Yost share seven tales of problems that run the gamut from uneven heating and cooling, to light sensors run amuck, to customized ductwork design gone wild.