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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Living Buildings Announced...With Greywater!

Benzinga, the Trading Idea Network, reports that the International Living Building Institute announced the *winners* of the Living Building Challenge:

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY, and the Tyson Living Learning Center in Eureka, MO, each earned full certification, or ‘Living' status. Additionally, Eco-Sense, a private residence in Victoria, BC, earned partial program certification, ‘Petal Recognition', for achieving four of the six stringent ‘Petals' included in version 1.3 of the Living Building Challenge. Together, the accomplishments of these three projects mark a pivotal turning point in the green building movement, proving that buildings can be designed and built to benefit the ecosystems they inhabit. Summary information about each project is available here.

Globally, projects are now actively pursuing the Living Building Challenge – each of which promises to provide a new model of super-efficient, healthy, water-independent and net-zero energy building in its jurisdiction. These projects range from classrooms to office buildings and from community centers to private residences. More information on the Living Building Challenge and the first certified projects can be found here.

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a national source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org

About Washington University's Tyson Research Center

Tyson's mission is to provide a living landscape for environmental research and education as a component of Washington University's International Center for Advanced Renewal Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES). Tyson provides: A large, landscape-scale experimental venue for studies on ecosystem sustainability; a 2,000 acre outdoor laboratory for important research and teaching opportunities from Washington University and other nearby institutions; and research and educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students related to the environment and sustainability.

About Eco-Sense

Eco-Sense is a celebrated site-specific example of how one family created an affordable ecologically sensitive home and lifestyle. Completed by owner/builders Ann and Gord Baird in December 2008, it features passive solar design, photovoltaics with grid tie and solar thermal installation, 90% energy and water conservation, composting toilets, rain water harvesting and grey water reuse, vegetated roof, earthen floors, and natural finishes – all fully integrated into their beautiful and modern version of earthen architecture.

Here's hoping the Moon Brothers make it to the list soon so that Oregon can really boast being so *green*.

1 comment:

  1. لدينا مميزات في خدمات كشف تسربات التي تقدمها شركة ركن البيت التي تكون متخصصة فيها فتعاملك مع شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام لديها امكانيات جيدة يساعدك علي التخلص من مشاكل التسريب التي توجد لديك بسهولة دون التعرض للخطر حيث نمتلك في شركة كشف تسربات بالدمام الامكانيات والفنين المتميزين الذين يقدمون الخدمة بتميز فاذا كنت فى حيرة من امر التسريب الذي يوجد لديك فعليك ان تعلم ان خدماتنا منتشرة في جميع انحاء المملكة مثل خدمات شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض التي تحل لك المشاكل المتكررة المتعلقة بالتسربات فلا داعى للقلق من الان لانك سوف تملك فني جيد منزلك يحل لك كل مشاكل التسربات و كيفية القيام بهذه الخدمة وتذكر ان الحل الامثل فى شركة كشف تسربات بالرياض ان توفر كل الامكانيات التى تساعدك علي حل مشكلاتك