30 Oct '14, 9am

It’s Alive! – Visiting a Certified Living Building: Subtitle: In...

It’s Alive! – Visiting a Certified Living Building: Subtitle: In...

On vacation in Hawaii recently (yes, life is really tough for us consultants), I had the opportunity to visit the Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Energy Lab , the first classroom and the third building certified under the Living Building Challenge Program . I realize that when you live in paradise, it’s easier to build a net-zero energy 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. and net-zero water use building, but the Energy Lab serves a greater purpose and, for those institutions that have the opportunity (and the money) to create facilities such as these, they can really help to advance sustainable building. The most interesting thing I gleaned from my visit was how engaged the students are in efficiency and building technology. These kids are learning about ...

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