Accelerating the Global Shift Toward Net Positive Energy and Water Buildings and Communities via Provocative Speakers and Powerful Dialogue
January 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Experience the next generation of buildings through two of our primary resources, energy and water. See how experts are expanding Net Zero concepts in ways that look far into the future, consider the endgame and shape our efforts to create productive, thriving communities. As an added bonus, this year’s conference will expand on deep vision and technical concepts and also take a special look at Net Zero through an equity lens – ensuring that the reinvention of our buildings and communities benefits all, not just a select few.
Trim Tab Magazine is the International Living Future Institute's quarterly, online publication that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs, and people that are truly transforming the built environment.
This issue shares stories of heroes who are proving that we can choose to work toward communities that are inclusive and robust for every person.
The International Living Future Institute lauds the County’s efforts to combat climate change
SEATTLE, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As part of a bold initiative to counter the effects of climate change, the King County Council recently voted unanimously to approve its new Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), laying out a blueprint for concrete, actionable work in the realm of sustainability.
Will the cookie-cutter McMansion give way to homes that are powered by renewable energy, reflect the environment and restore sites?
As important as energy efficiency is, it’s only one component of truly sustainable design. But other concerns are converging to drive a more holistic approach. Indoor air quality is one; resource conservation is another. Water is drawing up alongside energy as an urgent issue, as people are (finally) making the connection between water and energy use.
Collaboration to enhance Institute’s Living Product Challenge through biomimicry-based solutions
October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Biomimicry 3.8 and the International Living Future Institute announced this week a strategic partnership to progress a common vision of using nature’s genius to create a truly regenerative world.
The partnership will lay the foundation for accessible, direct application of cutting-edge sustainability practices already being guided by ILFI’s innovative certification program, the Living Product Challenge.
In 2015, the United States reached 21.3 gigawatts of total installed solar capacity, enough to power 4.3 million American homes. There are currently over 300 projects registered for the Living Building Challenge, and buildings like the Bullitt Center in Seattle, which achieved Full Living Building Certification in April, generated 60% more energy than it used in 2014. You can bring Net Positive Energy solutions to your next building project!
This issue uncovers some of the many layers of craft: the appreciation of quality; the maker’s movement; the artist.
Trim Tab Magazine is our quarterly, online publication that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs, and people that are truly transforming the built environment.