Here at the Clif Bar Headquarters Building, wooden overhead screens bring in a natural analogue while providing a sense of refuge without sacrificing daylight. (Image: Robert Canfield)

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How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia

People wither physically and mentally without nature. Biophilic design is a remedy and a foundation for regenerative design all at the same time.

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How to Cope—and Even Hope—in an Age of Apparent Doom

Climate change is here, and hope may seem elusive. But it’s our only chance, according to social scientist Susanne Moser.

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An automated exterior green wall is one of the new technologies being tested. (Photo: John Cole Photography)

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Co|Lab Tests Innovative Green Building Products

A new project from HITT Contracting brings manufacturers, architects, engineers, and contractors together to experiment with technology.

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A new interactive map collates all projects awarded the AIA COTE Top Ten since 1997. (Image: Varun Kohli)

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Map Offers Insight into COTE Top Ten Winners

The new Design Datamap visualizes award-winning projects and connects to deeper wisdom.

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Home Depot Discontinues PFAS-Laden Carpets and Rugs

As part of a larger campaign to rid its products of toxics, the retail giant will no longer sell floor coverings with harmful stain and dirt repellents.

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Structural Engineers Unite against Climate Change

With SE 2050, structural engineers commit to eliminating embodied carbon from buildings.

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EP Henry ECO Bristol Pavers use Solidia’s low-GWP concrete and help manage stormwater runoff. (Photo: EP Henry)

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Pavers That Use Low-Carbon Cement

EP Henry pavers are the first products to use Solidia, which has a smaller carbon footprint than ordinary Portland cement.

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WELL AP Exam Study Guide

The best and only WELL AP study guide you’ll ever need. Use our guide and you’ll pass the exam on your first try—we guarantee it.

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The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do About It

Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. In this PDF report, we take an analytical look at the greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of constructing our buildings in the first place—the embodied carbon. We then offer strategies for reducing embodied carbon, with examples of projects that have succeeded in this regard.

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Lighting Design for Health and Sustainability: A Guide for Architects

What do we mean when we say sustainable lighting? In this PDF report, we take a closer look at lighting as an essential element in quality environments that support health and wellness while reducing energy use.

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Fundamentals of High-Performance Building Assemblies

This four-part course, designed for architects and builders, provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

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Introduction to Fitwel Certification

Are your clients asking you about wellness? You’re not alone. Employee health and wellbeing has been called the ‘second wave of sustainability.’ In this hour-long webinar, GreenStep Education’s Alex Spilger will walk you through Fitwel certification, including its requirements, lessons learned from Fitwel projects, and how Fitwel compares to other frameworks like WELL and LEED. We’ll also discuss how to earn the Fitwel Ambassador credential.

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