Tag: Living Building Challenge
Net Zero Water Through The Lens Of The Desert Rain House
In an era of increasing water scarcity, the innovations at Bend, Oregon’s Desert Rain house, America’s first Living Building Challenge-certified residence, are worth tapping into.Read More
What is a High Performance Home?
The construction industry has been cautious about change. Rules of thumb and decades-old conventional wisdom tend to rule the day. This innate conservatism makes sense given the high stakes of construction. Buildings are a big investment with big health and safety implications. Why risk something new when we can just follow the well-worn path, the tried and true?Read More
Method Homes LEED Eligible Prefabs
Method Homes is a custom manufacturer of precision–engineered, prefabricated, modern structures. Their homes can be built to obtain LEED, ENERGY STAR, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and other environmental certification standards. Building off-site inside their custom facility eliminates exposure to the elements and minimizes construction waste to less than 10 percent.Read More
Tah.Mah.Lah: The Environmentally Regenerative Home
Every aspect of the creation of this house is intended to have a minimal environmental impact and hopes to have a restorative effect, while still providing an environment appropriate for the family and the broader community.Read More
The Tradeoffs of Building Green: A TED Talk by Catherine Mohr
Catherine Mohr oversees the development of next-generation surgical robots and robotic procedures. Needless to say, she pays attention to details and makes decisions based on sound evidence. She applied this same mentality to the process of building a green home, and that’s what this eye-opening and entertaining TED Talk is about.Read More
What is the Living Building Challenge?
The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the positive solutions we seek.Read More