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

16.1 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

9.3 Transportation: The Battery Problem

Author: Malak Fathy ABSTRACT: The battery problem stems from battery management and the batteries itself. The more people utilize devices, the more they need to be powered, therefore the more energy needs to be generated. Image credit: (Fogelman, 2019) MAIN: The battery problem is an issue that is environmentally deteriorating. Matters that arise with batteries … Continue reading 9.3 Transportation: The Battery Problem

10.2 Work: Globalization

Author: Dominika Wozniak ABSTRACT: Globalization is the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures (MasterClass, 2020). Typically, it can be divided into economic, cultural and political dimensions. Globalization may seem like an overall positive thing; it improves communication between people, drives innovation, and brings people many new possibilities. But why … Continue reading 10.2 Work: Globalization

2.2 Climate change effects: Water – Flooding and Thawing

Author: Anneka Muther ABSTRACT: Climate change and the Earth’s water cycle are closely connected to one another in different ways, both directly and indirectly. The primary impact of climate change on the water cycle is the influence over when, where, and how much precipitation falls. The influence of climate change on the nature of precipitation … Continue reading 2.2 Climate change effects: Water – Flooding and Thawing

5.4 Energy Sources: Wind Energy

Author: Junhao He ABSTRACT: Wind energy is a renewable energy source that is clean, cost-effective, and pollution-free. It is generated by wind turbines through the process of converting the kinetic energy of wind into electricity. Source: Canadian Renewable Energy Association MAIN: Wind energy technology presented a substantial improvement over the past few years. Besides developing … Continue reading 5.4 Energy Sources: Wind Energy

5.5 Energy Sources: Biomass

Author: Chenjing Zheng ABSTRACT: This presentation discusses biomass energy which has become a possible alternative source to avoid or mitigate the global consumption of fossil fuel which could help nature preservation attempts implemented by public authorities. Image credit: Biomass Energy Production MAIN: The term biomass energy refers to the energy that comes from renewable organisms, … Continue reading 5.5 Energy Sources: Biomass