Tag: sustainable design

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Deadly fire has become more severe and almost commonplace the last few years in the US and is only expected to increase in frequency with climate change. Currently, 45 million homes are at risk of being affected by a wildfire. Here are building and landscaping tips to protect your home.

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What the Heck is Biophilia?

There are three pillars of Biophilic Design: Nature in the Space, Nature of the Space and Natural Analogues. To simplify, Nature in the Space is literally incorporating nature into the space. Adding water, plants, fish ponds, herbs, to an indoor environment. Nature of the Space is about orientation within the building and how things are positioned and designed to create a more comfortable layout for occupants. Natural Analogues are furnishings, building features or fixtures that emulate something natural, like trees, clouds or water. These three pillars contain fourteen principles, which can be incorporated into the design.

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PlanIT Impact Cloud-based Building Sustainability Scoring Tool

Architects, engineers, and builders aspire to create sustainable buildings. Yet, accurately measuring building performance throughout the design process has proved costly and time intensive. PlanIT Impact has created a smart modeling platform. The tool provides the fastest and most affordable solution for designers to understand the environmental impact and ROI of the building they’re considering.

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