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Hitchcock Center Living Building Tour, March 1, 4pm, Amherst, Massachusetts

by Jessica Schultz Living Building Coordinator

Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. The Hitchcoc… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 171 views | Posted on: 02/27/2019 | Last updated: 02/28/2019

Hitchcock Center Living Building Tour, March 20, 12-1 pm, Amherst, MA

by Jessica Schultz Living Building Coordinator

Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. The Hitchcoc… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 677 views | Posted on: 02/27/2019 | Last updated: 02/28/2019

Mindful Materials Boston, February 27, 8 - 10am

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

If we change the way products are made and the way buildings are designed, we can positively impact the health of the population and the planet. Please come to learn about how the Mindful Materials program is creating a market movement t… more...

0 replies | 750 views | Posted on: 02/03/2019 | Last updated: 02/03/2019

An overview of Building Life Cycle Assessment for the construction industry

Green Building,LEED,Sustainability,LCA,LEED V4,BREEAM,Carbon neutral,Low Carbon Development,LCAs,LCA Analysis

by Erica Terranova We work to make Building Life Cycle Assessment easy and fast

What is LCA?   LCA answers the simple question: how sustainable is my product or process? We know products are not equal in terms of their environmental impact and putting a number on that can be hard. LCA is a standardized,… more...

0 replies | 647 views | Posted on: 01/25/2019 | Last updated: 01/25/2019

What are Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs?

Transparency,EPDs,Labels,Product Transparency

by Amy

An EPD, or environmental product declaration, is a method of showing the environmental impacts of a material or product in a standardized way, with both quantitative and qualitative information. EPD reports are acquired through third party … more...

0 replies | 2193 views | Posted on: 01/31/2018 | Last updated: 01/13/2019

What is a Passive House - An Introduction

Passive House

by AbbieKnight

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a passive house is “is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energ… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 3331 views | Posted on: 08/07/2017 | Last updated: 01/13/2019

The Reasons Why the Museum of Tomorrow has a LEED-certified Gold Seal

Green Building,LEED Certified,Brazil

by Suelen Ribeiro Architect/ LEED GA

Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, the Museum of Tomorrow is located in the Pier de Mauá, the port area of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is the first Brazilian museum to receive the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environm… more...

0 replies | 1558 views | Posted on: 08/16/2017 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

TRUE - A New Rating System Administered by GBCI

GBCI,TRUE,Green Building Certification

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

Green Business Certification Inc. (GCBI) recently introduced its new brand identity for its zero waste rating system known as TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency). The TRUE Zero Waste certification was previously administered by the U.S… more...

0 replies | 1964 views | Posted on: 10/08/2017 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

NAPHN 2019 Conference & Expo, June 27 - 28: Build The World We Want: Implementing Low Carbon Solutions

by NAPHN Admin Passive House Enthusiast

North American Passive House Network is partnering with New York Passive House to bring you the largest gathering of professionals working with Passive House technology in the United States to date - NAPHN19, this year in New York… more...

0 replies | 44 views | Posted on: 01/03/2019 | Last updated: 01/04/2019

R.W. Kern Center Living Building Tour, November 14, Amherst, MA, 10:45 am

by Kern Center 17th Certified Living Building

Come explore the R.W. Kern Center, one of just 17 certified Living Buildings in the world. See how rainwater is collected, filtered, and treated to supply the building's potable water. Check out the greywater system to learn how wast… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 532 views | Posted on: 11/06/2018 | Last updated: 11/08/2018

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