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[18 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 5,546 views]
Net Zero Energy Certification Launched The International Living Future Institute, responding to market demand, has launched the Net Zero Energy Building Certification, the first program that provides third party certification of net zero energy performance. Building upon the success of the Institute’s Living Building Challenge (“LBC”) the new initiative is designed to address…

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[5 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 9,555 views]
PCC Newberg Center – Portland AIA 2011 Sustainable Design Award Winner A 2011 Portland AIA Design Awards jurist commented upon the Portland Community College Newberg Center, winner of this year’s Sustainable Design Award, saying “the building is a diagram of itself”. What might that mean? Well, unlike the hidden building systems in many facilities, you can get a good sense…

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[18 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,928 views]
Better Building Initiative The President signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to achieve zero net energy by 2030 and employ high-performance and sustainable design principles for all new construction and alterations. At least 15 percent of existing buildings need to meet these guiding principles by FY 2015.  Read more HERE.…

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[3 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 21,707 views]
Zero Carbon Emissions Office Building Prototype Check out this article by HOK titled “The Path to Net Zero C o2urt – Where Form Follows Performance”.  An integrated design team led by HOK and energy and daylighting consultant The Weidt Group undertook a 10-month virtual design charrette to create a prototype market-rate, zero-emissions design for a…