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Not cool. Tell NAAB to reinstate #sustainability criteria for #architecture schools

Not cool. Tell NAAB to reinstate #sustainability criteria for #architecture schools

Architectural Board Should Reinstate Sustainability Criteria Collaboration skills and sustainability concepts are being “elevated” by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—but it’s really a demotion. By Nadav Malin Nadav Malin, BuildingGreen President Photo: Mark Piepkorn The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is updating the criteria it uses to accredit degree-granting architecture schools in the U.S. It is accepting comments on the “First Reading” of its criteria through June 24, 2014. BuildingGreen is concerned about some of these changes and has submitted the following comments, which are similar to positions taken by the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and Architecture 2030, and which follow closely a letter endorsed by three-dozen leading architecture firms. Elevation in name only The gist of these comments is that key aspects ...

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