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Category Archives: living/restorative design

Transparency for Materials

My colleague Amanda Sturgeon of the Living Building Challenge, is leading efforts to make building materials more transparent. A year ago the  International Living Future Institute, parent of the Challenge, launched a new program: “Declare, the ingredients label for building products.” An important part of the Declare process is an online database of materials. AmandaContinue Reading

Green & Living buildings: How should students prepare?

If you’re working with architecture and landscape architecture students, are you introducing them to Living Buildings and the Living Building Challenge? This post lays the groundwork for you to get them talking and thinking about Living Buildings: given the history of the green buiding movement, what have we learned about moving forward constructively? Living BuildingsContinue Reading



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