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When clients express vague goals like wanting their new building to be “green” or “healthy,” the team is often left with little idea of what they actually mean.
The stories and tools discussed here will help you:
engage the client to tease out more specific goals
provide educational materials to help clients make decisions
The city is first to earn a Platinum LEED for Cities certification, leveraging information technology to track progress toward a range of sustainability goals.
The Quartz Project opens up Pharos and GaBi intelligence to the public, combining the formats of HPDs and EPDs into one tool.
Project teams appear to function better, and their buildings end up greener, under collaborative project delivery.
Many previous winners of AIA Institute Honor Awards have featured green attributes, but energy and water use data are now required submission criteria.
Resilient design at the building level figures heavily in Mayor Bloomberg's $20 billion plan to protect New York from climate change.
Massive blackouts in India were a wake-up call, and Infosys is already answering it with "disruptive design" of its buildings.
"Cost of Green Revisited" finds that how green goals are achieved has more of an impact on building cost than the eventual level of performance.
BuildingGreen and the U.S. Green Building Council have published The New Orleans Principles, a collection of ten key principles to guide the planning and reconstruction of the city.