Monday, October 25, 2010

Live | Build | Sustain

A new green building program aims to push the design and construction industry well beyond current best practices.

October 2010 - The Living building challenge is not for the faint of heart. Part polemic, part rating system, it looks squarely at the environmental crisis — from rising global temperatures to shrinking natural habitats — and asks: What are we going to do about it, not in a few decades or a few years, but today?

The program challenges like-minded people to avoid any further degradation when they build. In fact, it asks participants to try to heal their sites as they create structures that exist in harmony with their surrounding ecosystems, inhabitants, and cultures. And if myopic building codes or manufacturing processes are limiting sustainable options, it requires the project team to advocate change. {read rest}

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