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

17.1 Cultural Transformation: Architect Declare

Author: Yun Chiao Huang ABSTRACT: Architect Declare is a free architectural practices network committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. It aims to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide by letting architects practice on the environmental protection rules. Image: Architects Declare MAIN Architects declare is an architectural practices network committed to addressing the climate … Continue reading 17.1 Cultural Transformation: Architect Declare

17.2 Cultural Transformation: Architects Climate Action Network

Author: Xinyu Luan ABSTRACT: ACAN which stands for Architects Climate Action Network, is a network of individuals who belong to architecture or other related fields. ACAN calls designers to come together and take action against climate crises. It has three main aims: decarbonize now, ecological restoration and cultural transformation. Image source: Architects Climate Action Network … Continue reading 17.2 Cultural Transformation: Architects Climate Action Network