The Net Positive Energy + Water Conference, held last week, brought together forward thinking green architects and builders to discuss the current status and future of net-zero energy and water concepts. The conference was hosted by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and facilitated discussions about methods of net-zero water and energy in the framework of the Living Building Challenge.
The solar market is growing in the U.S., but more opportunity brings more challenges. Sun Valley Solar Solutions (SVSS), based in Chandler, Ariz., is witnessing growth in the industry with some push back from legislators.
Focused on the rapidly evolving model of net-zero energy and net-zero water buildings, the International Living Future Institute will host a two-day conference that will highlight how the Living Building Challenge is expanding net-zero concepts as well as the latest in net-zero ideas, technologies and applications.
Phase 3.1 of the University of Washington’s Medicine Research Complex has achieved LEED Gold certification. Situated in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the 183,000-square-foot medical research building is a marker of innovative sustainable design, but is designed to reflect the neighborhood of the surrounding tech community.
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) partnered with seven product sustainability assessment companies to develop a third-party verification protocol for Health Product Declarations (HPDs).