PNC SmartHome Cleveland, a project of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has become the first building in Ohio to achieve passive house certification, the world’s most rigorous building energy standard. The certification was approved in June by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), the nonprofit organization committed to making high-performance passive buildings the mainstream market standard in the United...
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Cleveland's natural history museum is held in high esteem—especially by families—as a colorful and larger than life space to fill your mind. When the museum announced it was time to retire the dusty dioramas and build in a way that moves the institution in to the 21st century, cheers went up— the building and its exhibits would reflect the enthusiasm...
What will it take to create a more sustainable Greater Cleveland? How can we shape the major funding and planning opportunies here today to ensure a more fulfilling future for ourselves and our children?
The Bullitt Center in Seattle has been called the greenest building in the world. Its developer, Chris Rogers of Point32, credits the Bullitt Foundation, which subscribed to the Living Building Challenge, a paradigm shifting green building process that Rogers says, "goes way beyond LEED."
"We want a building that itself embodies how we can live in the future, in a highly sustainable way," Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director Evalyn Gates explained to 450 attendees the purpose of the museum's Building with Nature symposium, a free and open to the public event at the museum on October 18, 2012.
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