[I wrote this for the “Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking” class at the Boston Architectural College.]
When natural systems are destroyed in the process of creating a building, it is important to replace them by incorporating them, or a reasonable replacement, as much as possible into the building’s design. This is the only way […]
The type that is habitable for wildlife, soon to come (I hope) in Portland, Oregon.
Dusty Gedge, president of the European Federation of Green-roof Associations, took a tour of some of Portland’s green roof-tops. Gedge says Portland is internationally known for its traditional eco-roofs which help reduce annual storm runoff by about 70 […]
A friend sent me this link, to an article about a "living building" in Jerusalem.
The building is the Gutman Visitation Center, and – among other features – is designed to create habitat for non-humans.
From the Jerusalem Post, more details:
…Not only was it constructed with recycled materials for the most part, it is actually designed not […]
Ideas for future field trips:
Easy Care green walls (?). Mentioned in the meeting, but my searching is turning up nothing online.
Brockton Brightfields, the largest solar array in New England, turning a brownfield site into solar energy generation.
Konarka thin film organic PV. It does not use silicon, but a "photo-reactive polymer material invented by Konarka co-founder […]