Essentials

Designalyze Podcast: Interview with Jen Carlile – Co-Founder of Flux Factory

Brian Ringley from Designalyze catches up with Jen Carlile, Co-Founder of Flux Factory at the at the Design Modelling Symposium in Copenhagen. go to http://designalyze.com/blog/podcast/episode-026-jen-carlile to listen to the podcast  

Design Night: Energy Hacking, Talk by Saul Griffith

Guest speaker Saul Griffith mesmerized the crowd and we learned how we can all make a difference. From making solar fans thanks to Tech Shop to low carbon blueberry smoothies via bicycle, plus such interesting tidbits from PG&E, we were having so much fun. http://www.autodesk.com/gallery/design-nights

Webinar – RETScreen: a Tool for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Date and time: Wednesday 4 November 2015 – 3:00pm CET Organiser: RETScreen International RETScreen, Natural Resources Canada’s clean energy management software, helps businesses and governments alike to make cleaner energy decisions. Used by over 443,000 people all over the world, taught in over 600 universities and colleges, available in 36 languages and developed in collaboration...

Saul Griffith – Infrastructure and Climate Change Podcast

Griffith began with an eyeroll at the first round of responses in the US to reducing greenhouse gases, a program he calls “peak Al Gore.” Some activities feel virtuous —becoming vegetarian, installing LED lights, avoiding bottled water, reading news online, using cold water detergent, and “showering less in a smaller, colder house”—but they demand constant...
Flux, HBN, thinkstep and Google collaborate to launch the Quartz Database at VERGE 2015

Flux, HBN, thinkstep and Google collaborate to launch the Quartz Database at VERGE 2015

San Jose, Calif., Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 27.10.2015 – First collaborative, open data initiative to combine health and environmental impact data on building materials empowers AEC industry to achieve greater sustainability. Flux, a technology company founded to deliver collaboration tools for increasing efficiencies in building architecture and engineering, together with Google, a global tech company committed to creating...
Webinar - The Bullitt Center: Meeting the Living Building Challenge

Webinar – The Bullitt Center: Meeting the Living Building Challenge

The Bullitt Center, a six-story heavy timber building recently completed in Seattle, is predicted to be the world’s most energy-efficient commercial building. It has been designed to last 250 years and to achieve the highest benchmark of building sustainability—Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. A performance-based certification program, the LBC requires buildings to be evaluated after...

Living Future 2013 Keynotes: Jason F. McLennan, David Suzuki, Paul Hawken

I just found out that the Living Future 2013 Keynotes are available as a video recording. I really enjoyed this conference. Too bad I will not go this year ;-( [vimeo 87129151 w=610&h=348] [vimeo 86859382 w=610&h=348] [vimeo 86963295 w=610&h=348]

Ed Mazria Greenbuild 2013 Master Series Session – Launching the 2030 Palette

The highlights – complete with slides – of Architecture 2030 founder Ed Mazria’s Master Series Session at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, PA in November 2013.
David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin: The End of Growth Tour 2013

David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin: The End of Growth Tour 2013

Economist Jeff Rubin and environmentalist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they’ve been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we’ve already exceeded the capacity of the planet. Jeff Rubin is a former...

New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to...

UBC Reads – Richard Heinberg on The End of Growth

Richard Heinberg examines the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. Heinberg argues we can thrive during the transition if...
Propserity Without Growth? Tim Jackson's Economic Reality Check

Propserity Without Growth? Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality Check

Great TED talk: As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future. Tim Jackson currently serves as the economics commissioner on the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission and is director...