Monthly Archives: April 2013

Innovations in Green Design

When discussing green building, LEED is usually the topic that comes up most. But in recent years, the discussion has moved beyond just designing and constructing buildings that meet the standards of LEED, and turned into a discussion on how buildings can be more self-sustaining. The Living Building Challenge goes beyond the requirements of LEED and asks buildings to achieve net zero energy and water for 12 full months before being certified as a Living Building. Over the last two years or so, we've taken a closer look at the Living Building Challenge and how it's affecting green building.

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