29 May '14, 10am

Yes, the Living Building Challenge is Overreaching: Subtitle: ‘W...

Producing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. Calculating net-zero energy can be difficult, particularly in grid-tied renewable energy systems, because of transmission losses in power lines and other considerations. Energy certification extends somewhat beyond its energy scope to include five of the 20 imperatives in the LBC rating system. In addition to net-zero-energy on an annual basis, the following must be met: Limits to Growth (requiring that buildings be built on previously developed brownfield or greyfield sites and not contribute to sprawling development); Rights to Nature (requiring that the building not shade another building or in other ways diminish the quality of sunlight, fresh air, or natural waterways); Beauty + Inspiration (requiring that the b...

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ecobuildingpulse.com 30 May '14, 5pm

While net-zero energy, water, and waste buildings remain a lofty target for many builders and architects, the Internationa...

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propertyguru.com.sg 29 May '14, 4am

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Living Rooms in Natural Homes

naturalhomes.org 25 May '14, 6pm

Beautiful living rooms in natural homes around the world... The living room is where people go to relax, sit, stretch out,...

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ecobuildingpulse.com 30 May '14, 4pm

While net-zero energy, water, and waste buildings remain a lofty target for many builders and architects, the Internationa...

Our coverage of @livingbuilding's UnConference continues w/our 2nd #LF14 Postcard #architecture

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ecobuildingpulse.com 23 May '14, 10pm

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coffeecollective.dk 08 Jun '14, 10am

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naturalhomes.org 25 May '14, 6pm

Beautiful living rooms in natural homes around the world... The living room is where people go to relax, sit, stretch out,...

UK-GBC members @IMSConsulting and @SkanskaGroup collaborate for new @UNEP report On Greening the Supply Chain

UK-GBC members @IMSConsulting and @SkanskaGroup...

ukgbc.org 28 May '14, 1pm

The scope of the report, co-authored by Skanska , UNEP and IMS Consulting’s Dr Richard Westaway, extends beyond the well-e...

Planning the cities of the future, Singapore ci...

stproperty.sg 25 May '14, 1pm

Worth reflecting on: The number of people living in cities is expected to rise from 3.6 billion in 2010 to 6.3 billion in ...

China to Save Billions with Green Building Regulations

China to Save Billions with Green Building Regu...

China's construction industry has slowed recently but is still huge by any international comparison. Its construction sect...

The Natural Homes Groups

naturalhomes.org 02 Jun '14, 12am

Each of the Natural Homes groups is a place to network, share your experience and learn from others. The groups are carefu...

Is the Living Brewery the next frontier for #LivingBuildings? #Craftbeer and the triple bottom line: @MakersQuarter

Is the Living Brewery the next frontier for #Li...

bnim.com 22 May '14, 4pm

BNIM San Diego participated in an open-air event called Craft Beer ‘N’ Bites on April 5, 2014 held at SILO in the Makers Q...

Missing Links: McIlroy and perils of 'living out a relationship online,' and Watson nearly shoots his age

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More couples living near parents #PR

propertyguru.com.sg 27 May '14, 6am

More married couples are living with or near their parents, based on preliminary findings on their living arrangements thr...