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."
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"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.
An emergent theme at SXSW Eco is connectivity, that we are all part of a web of life. “Shape of Green” author Lance Hosey touched on this during his keynote. He said deep satisfaction derives from certain shapes, colors and patterns. He gave plenty of examples from his field research and work as an architect: The fractal patterns of tree...more
The world’s leading architects are moving beyond LEED and into Living Buildings, building places like the Vandusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver (pictured) which are responsive to their environment, meaning, they use almost no natural resources to fully operate and, in this case, regenerate the land, water, and air surrounding them.
Yes, buildings are the biggest energy hogs in this country (double that of transportation and industry), but what can we do about it? Can we keep living conditions high and build for lower energy use? Pioneers in this realm have always been met with skepticism. Only ten years ago, if you announced that you were going to build your home or...more
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