16.2 Certification Systems: Living Building Challenge

Author: Jasmeet Rattan ABSTRACT: The Living Building Challenge (LBC), is a grading system for sustainable buildings that aim to minimize the resources used to construct and maintain these spaces and promote sustainability through empathetic design. MAIN: Founded by world-renowned Jason F. McLennan, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building rating system that aims to … Continue reading 16.2 Certification Systems: Living Building Challenge

16.4 Certification Systems: WELL

Author: Amy Ngo ABSTRACT: The WELL Building Standard® is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. Figure 1 | Image Source: WELL/IWBI MAIN WELL is managed and administered by the International WELL Building Institute … Continue reading 16.4 Certification Systems: WELL

16.5 Certification Systems: Fitwel

Author: Safa Zamani ABSTRACT: Fitwel is a high-impact Green Building certification launched in 2016. It focuses on creating a healthier workplace environment and productivity. It is a well-tested approach Developed by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA). Fitwel has now joined LEED and WELL in evaluating … Continue reading 16.5 Certification Systems: Fitwel

16.6 Certification Systems: One Planet Living®

ABSTRACT: The One Planet Living® Framework includes 10 holistic principles aimed to drastically reduce carbon emissions and global overconsuming lifestyles, instead putting sustainable consumption and production principles into practice. Image Credit: Bioregional.com MAIN The “One Planet Living®” framework was created in 2002 by charity and social enterprise, Bioregional, through its involvement in the creation of … Continue reading 16.6 Certification Systems: One Planet Living®

16.1 Certification Systems: LEED Certification System

Author: Abril Muré ABSTRACT: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most well-known green building certifications in the world. It was created in order to foster a culture of green building, through ensuring that buildings operate efficiently and have minimized impact on the environment. Throughout the years, there has been a … Continue reading 16.1 Certification Systems: LEED Certification System

16.8 Certification Systems: CaGBC

Author: Jazmin Wolff ABSTRACT: The CaGBC, Canadian Green Building Council, sets the standards for the green building certification system and educates its members about sustainable practices. They are a not-for-profit organization that studies environmental and economic factors in order to learn from them and accelerate the transformation of green buildings throughout Canada. CAGBC : What … Continue reading 16.8 Certification Systems: CaGBC