Exploring Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Biophilia

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Environmental injustice is a global problem. Studies suggest that around a quarter of the global population lives in dire conditions in overcrowded, polluted areas. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases a year and more than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day. Many people live […]

Demolition vs. Deconstruction: How Shifting to Reuse Impacts the Environment and Economy 

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Key Takeaways:  Construction and demolition waste make up approximately 40% of the US waste stream  Buildings account for 40% of the global use of raw materials –– many of which are non-renewable  Reuse of building materials can drive a circular economy and reduce carbon emissions  There are more resources than ever to recycle building materials and […]

Healthy and Sustainable Certified: WELL and Living Building Challenge Explained

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Healthy and Sustainable Certified: WELL and Living Building Challenge Explained Key Takeaways: The WELL Building Standard and Living Building Challenge (LBC) extend beyond building efficiency and sustainability, taking into account health and well-being. WELL and LBC have expanded certification levels to allow for more points of entry. Many predict the philosophies guiding these two certifications […]

Cost effective 3D printing buildings

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Safe, durable, affordable housing is a challenge in many parts of the world. An innovative solution to that problem is to use a larger than normal 3D printer to print a concrete house in a fraction of the time it normally takes to build a home and at a very low cost. This 3D printing […]