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The bar is high—that’s obvious—but watch out for some surprising pitfalls. Here’s how dedicated teams have tackled Living Building challenges.
Green Building News
You say “risk” and I say “hazard,” but we can’t call the whole thing off. So the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group is set to begin its work.
New statements on resilience and healthy materials expand the AIA’s environmental advocacy.
Manufacturers should get more consistent signals as Cradle to Cradle, GreenScreen, Pharos, and other tools align, while staking out niches.
A survey shows consumers generally find value in third-party product certifications but can be confused by less credible claims if not provided enough context.
Schools that have signed the Presidents’ Climate Commitment have had some success but still need to cut emissions in half by 2031
The industry-wide EPD for concrete shows impacts by U.S. region and meets LEED v4 requirements for a new material credit.
Market pricing doesn't predict when water will become scarce. A new tool calculates realistic payback scenarios for efficiency projects based on local conditions.
An outcome-based approach assures that buildings actually achieve energy targets and relieves technical pressures on code departments.
Europe could be losing 1,300 million euros a year dealing with male reproductive illnesses caused by endocrine disruptors. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Product News & Reviews
Whirlpool’s ventless hybrid heat pump dryer technology promises substantial energy savings along with increased capacity and fast drying times.
ECOS Paints ignored “trade secret” complaints made by other manufacturers and now makes the first paints designated Red List Free for the Living Building Challenge.
From the Editors
Instead of making a big fat net-zero your goal, regenerative design encourages whole-systems thinking and projects that actually add benefit to the environment.