12.3 Clothing and Textiles: Question of leather and fur

Author: Meghan Maddock ABSTRACT: Leather and fur are part of the textile industry that is currently the second largest polluter in the world. It is estimated that the industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon emissions. Retrieved from: Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors: January 1995: Volume I. MAIN Both leather and fur … Continue reading 12.3 Clothing and Textiles: Question of leather and fur

13.2 Electronics: Cloud – gaming, Netflix and Storage

Author: Emaan Murad ABSTRACT: This article discusses the positive effects of Cloud Computing on the environment and how companies are acknowledging these benefits to help produce clean energy. Retrieved from: https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/05/17/microsoft-cloud-delivers-when-it-comes-to-energy-efficiency-and-carbon-emission-reductions-study-finds/ MAIN Cloud Computing at its basic is the accessing Associate in storing info in an external location instead of a local one. This includes … Continue reading 13.2 Electronics: Cloud – gaming, Netflix and Storage

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

16.1 Certification Systems: LEED Certification System

Author: Abril MurĂ© 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

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

17.5 Cultural Transformation: Global Climate Strike

Author: Daniel Troy ABSTRACT: The Global Climate Strike is a movement started by 350.org that has been progressively gaining momentum for the past 10 years, all about raising awareness and instigating action towards fighting climate change. They have orchestrated demonstrations all over the world with millions of participants from all walks of life. ART by … Continue reading 17.5 Cultural Transformation: Global Climate Strike