Net zero energy schools are gaining ground in the darnedest of places. Four of the five states with the most net zero schools underway in 2016 were in the South — even though high humidity, low power rates, and few green carrots and sticks would seem to make net zero a steep climb in the region.
A roadmap to guide school administrators, architects, engineers and buildings on the route toward net zero energy schools.
We interview the Living Building Challenge founder on the Georgia Tech project, his return to architectural practice, and the potential influence of the Living Future he’s envisioned on the built environment.
Georgia Tech’s academic community is leveraging the Living Building at Georgia Tech for research even before ground’s broken on the project.
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.
Green building guru Dennis Creech’s new mission: To leverage lessons from a Living Building so that regenerative design and construction takes a firm hold in the Southeast.
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.