Tag Archives: LEED

WELL & BREEAM announce alignment for credits: more good or less bad?

UPDATE 01 Feb 2017 Credit Crosswalks: BRE and IWBI have released guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL …. As mentioned and illustrated in FutuREstorative, we will see an alignment in building sustainability and performance standards over coming months … Continue reading

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Why did I seek to put GreenBIM into Room 101?

Why did I seek to put Green BIM into Room 101 ? Did I not tweet only this week that Green BIM is one of the more important developments in the built environment? The label, or hashtag for GreenBIM is … Continue reading

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REVEALed: a new initiative to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.

REVEAL – a new building energy performance nutrition label and benchmarking scheme to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.  Reveal is the latest programme from the International Living Futures Institute (the Institute behind the Living Building Challenge, Living Product Challenge, … Continue reading

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Not a good day for Green Building

Not a good day for Green Building in the USA. Lloyd Alter on TreeHugger reports that the Green Building Initiative, which runs the Green Globes building certification system has been recognised as a LEED alternative by the federal General Services Administration I feel sad … Continue reading

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A tipping point for sustainability

Could this be one of the key important concept diagrams for sustainability and environmental impact? ‘Restorative sustainability’ in one simple graphic. This brilliant  slide came to my attention via a @melanieloftus tweeted picture  taken during Jason McLennan’s presentation, Mind the Gap at the … Continue reading

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If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question?

If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question Is it ‘just because’ I am currently  seeing things from a different perspective as I re-read Cradle to Cradle, (which I feel  has more resonance with where we … Continue reading

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on going local – part one

Mel Starrs over at Elemental has a great and useful article on local resources as seen from the LEED and BREEAM perspectives. Local materials, for local people (or a review of LEED credit MR5.1)  Essential reading for those using these standards and grapling … Continue reading

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