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Green Infrastructure Competition

The EPA has launched its 2nd annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for college and university students. Student teams design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment. Although this competition is for US entrants, as always, consider using the format toContinue Reading

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

Tools: one on materials and one on process

Please Note: There’ll be no post next Thursday August 1, 2013 since I’ll be taking a family break. See you again on Thursday August 8th. There are a couple of tools I wanted to mention this week. The first is Nike’s “Making” app to help you gage the environmental performance of materials (ostensibly for shoesContinue Reading



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