Living Building Challenge Inspiration

In my post A Sustainable Home’s Best 5 Qualities I mention that it takes voluntary green building standards to close the gap between a standard code home and a home that has a truly positive impact on your wellbeing and that of our environment.While there are a variety of voluntary green building standards, I decided to focus on two, The…

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9 Principles of Sustainable Design

I can't imagine something being beautiful at this point in history if it's destroying the planet or causing children to get sick. How can anything be beautiful if it's not ecologically intelligent at this point? William McDonough Tweet Sustainable Design, Why? We usually think of ourselves separate to nature. We think the natural world is a separate world out there,…

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What is a Sustainable Home?

Many articles describe a sustainable home from the viewpoint of the environment, in terms of what the home should and should not do to the environment. Like it should use less water, be more energy-efficient, don't be harmful to the environment, reduce waste and reuse, recycle or don't use at all. My question is: What about me?  It seems like…

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