What Edison can teach us about sustainable buildings

Jesse Putzel   02 Oct 2013 Acknowledging when things don’t work can help us to create more sustainable buildings. Testing a product before it goes to market and assessing how it works in practice isn’t new. Today, products are tested to ensure they’re safe etc… and then tested in use to check they live up to their claims. This hasn’t been a common approach in the construction industry though.

FSC Friday- Don't Break the Chain

Charlie Law   27 Sep 2013 Using certified timber is one of the best ways to make sure timber is sustainably logged, ensuring the security of our global forests for future generations – a fact that we are reminded of today, on FSC Friday. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.

Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People

Jesse Putzel   20 Sep 2013 This is the theme adopted for World Green Building Week 2013, with the aim to kick start a global discussion on how buildings can help to boost student test scores, improve productivity, accelerate patient recovery rates, and slash energy consumption, benefiting the environment and people at the same time.

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