The International Living Future Institute’s latest program considers all stages of a product’s lifecycle. Industrial goods made with processes that are socially beneficial and environmentally sound might sound unattainable. But this is the aim of the Living Product Challenge. It is the latest program developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a nonprofit best known for its role in administering the demanding green building certification system, the Living Building Challenge (LBC). To qualify for certification under the new standard, launched as a pilot program in April, products must be safe for human exposure at all stages of their lifecycle—from
A sign on the door of Dudley Dough, a soon-to-be opened caf' on the ground floor of Boston's recently inaugurated Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, advertises 'pizza, coffee, and economic justice.' This improbable menu gives a clue to the larger goals behind the construction of the 215,000-square-foot, six-story structure completed this past spring.
The move of the Whitney Museum of American Art from its Marcel Breuer'designed quarters on Manhattan's Upper East Side to the city's Meatpacking District presented a host of challenges, flooding among them.
The Grace Farms Foundation, a New Canaan, Connecticut-based non-profit with a multifarious mission focused on faith, justice, and community, has announced that it will officially open its new complex on October 9.
ZGF’s Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle, is the recipient of this year’s COTE Top Ten +—an award that recognizes one past Top Ten winner that has quantifiable metrics. The project, which provides office space for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is performing more than 30 percent better than ASHRAE 90.1. On Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of Committee on the Environment (COTE) awards. The goal of the program, now in its 19th year, is to recognize ten projects that protect and enhance the environment. For the third year in a row,
Architects from the global firm NBBJ have designed what they call a “No Shadow Tower” for a site along the Thames River in London. The hypothetical scheme, developed in response to a call for ideas from the architecture think tank New London Architecture (NLA), offers one way to lessen the impact of tall buildings on the urban fabric surrounding them.