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Planting Buildings - The Living Building Challenge at the Bioneers Radio Series

Planting Buildings – The Living Building Challenge at the Bioneers Radio Series

Listen to this 2010 interview with architect Jason McLennan. He designed the Living Building Challenge to raise the bar on green building: meet or exceed what nature provides. While the standards seem impossibly high, it may be simpler than we imagined. A living building is like a flower, planted and rooted to its place. It...

TEDtalk: Jessica Green – Are We Filtering the Wrong Microbes?

Should we keep the outdoors out of hospitals? Ecologist and TED Fellow Jessica Green has found that mechanical ventilation does get rid of many types of microbes, but the wrong kinds: the ones left in the hospital are much more likely to be pathogens.

James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out about Climate Change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

TEDxPittsburgh – David Waldeck – Solar Paint

Nanocrystal-based dyads for solar to electric energy conversion Dave is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. His research program uses methods of spectroscopy, electro- chemistry, and microscopy to investigate primary processes in the condensed phase which includes liquids, solids, and liquid/solid interfaces. Current themes of his research are...

CADtoEarth: Google Earth to Revit and Back

The new version of CADtoEarth plug-in for Autodesk Revit by AMC Bridge now is available via Autodesk Exchange Apps. CADtoEarth extending the family of innovative add-ins that establish a bi-directional connection between CAD environments and Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth. The new version supports Autodesk Revit 2013, has improved user interface and appearance of...
The Living Building Challenge is the 2012 Winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Living Building Challenge is the 2012 Winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Each year a distinguished jury awards a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. The Living Building Challenge, a building standard framework and certification program, is the winner of the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Congratulations and thank you again Eden for...

TRASHED Trailer (2012) – Environmental Documentary with Jeremy Irons

Find out more at http://www.trashedfilm.com/ Trashed – No Place For Waste with the participation of Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a...
meteonorm Weather Data Generator: New Version 7 Released

meteonorm Weather Data Generator: New Version 7 Released

meteonorm is a comprehensive meteorological reference. It gives you access to meteorological data for solar applications, system design, thermal analysis and a wide range of other applications for any location in the world. meteonorm addresses engineers, architects, teachers, planners and anyone interested in solar energy, climatology and building performance simulation. These are some of the...

Urbanized Film Trailer

This is the trailer for “Urbanized”, the new documentary about the design of cities. Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified. Find out more at http://urbanizedfilm.com Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and...
Radiant City Movie Available Online

Radiant City Movie Available Online

Great movie, I watched this one a couple of years ago in the movie theater; just found out that you can stream it online now in full length:

‘Grown in Detroit’ Trailer of Award Winning Documentary

Grown in Detroit. Teen moms become Urban Farmers. Nature is taking over and a new generation is taught to harvest its profit By Dutch independent filmmakers Mascha & Manfred Poppenk Cinematography by Suzan van Steenwijk Check out the trailer or go to the website to see the whole film: grownindetroitmovie.com Spread the news! Host a...

Living Building Standard Version 2.1 Posted – Only Minor Updates

Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that addresses development at all scales. It is comprised of seven performance areas: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. These are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence. Version 2.1 of the Living...