Posts tagged "Living Building Challenge"

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 ;-(
Google to Join the BIM Arena?

Google to Join the BIM Arena?

This is definitely something to watch (See links below). If Google’s data driven approach could be applied to the AEC industry this would be a game changer for BIM and Performative Design practitioners. Google’s serious interest in the quality of their own built environment lends these rumors even more credibility. Google was applying the Living Building...
Second Nature 'The Biomimicry Evolution' Trailer

Second Nature ‘The Biomimicry Evolution’ Trailer

Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, the film follows biologist, author, and Time magazine “Hero of the Environment” Janine Benyus and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute team as they illustrate how organisms in...

Inside The Greenest Office Building In The World

Seattle’s Bullitt Center goes way beyond LEED certification. It has entirely zero impact, from clean materials, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting. Take a walk inside. Seattle is not the place you would think to build an entirely solar-powered building. But that’s part of the idea behind the Bullit Center: If it can make it as...
Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary academic centre; the building is home to multiple research projects and the subject of ongoing studies on the long-term effects of sustainable design, construction and operation. CIRS is expected to be UBC’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...
Healing the Materials Supply Chain: The Google Story

Healing the Materials Supply Chain: The Google Story

Specifying sustainable materials is now going beyond LEED requirements such as recycled content and low-VOC’s to address concerns about manufacturing processes, toxicity and environmental justice. Multiple materials red-lists and tools have been developed to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and clients about these issues. However, the complexity and time involved in vetting materials using these...

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden: A Living Building Takes Shape

One of the world’s first living buildings is taking root on Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s historic Oakland campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The Center for Sustainable Landscapes, slated to open in spring 2012, will produce all its own energy, and capture and treat all water on site, literally having as much impact on the environment...

Living Cities and the Living Building Challenge – Framework for the Future

Ideas to Action – Living Cities and the Living Building Challenge – A Framework for the Future Key Note Speaker: Clark Brockman – Director of Sustainability – Sera Architects Inc Portland, Oregon

The Bullitt Center – Seattle: A Living Building Challenge Project & A Model for Change

The Bullitt Center – Seatte: A Living Building Challenge Project & A Model for Change Speaker: Margaret Sprug – Living Buildings Architect – The Miller Hull Partnership Sustainable Design & Development Conference , Bellingham, November 8th, 2012 Presentation of 45 minutes
Living Proof

Living Proof

A video story of the Bullitt Center, which is designed to be the “greenest commercial building in the world”. Comment on Vimeo: Impressive that the City of Seattle created a demonstration code to allow this innovative project to blaze trails! “The Bullitt Center, previously the Cascadia Center, is a commercial office building under development in...

The Living Building Challenge Documentary Semifinalist at Filmmaker Competition

THE LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. It could also be named an Audience Favorite if it’s among the ten that receives the most votes. If you love it, vote for it. Click on the VOTE...

International Living Future Institute Launches Building Products Transparency Label Program

By providing manufacturers and specifiers of building materials a clear, elegant and informative ‘nutrition-label’, Declare aims to transform the marketplace through transparency and open communication. Declare aligns with the Living Building Challenge by providing product transparency in support of the program’s Red List and Appropriate Sourcing Imperatives, streamlining material documentation and project certification. Select products...