Case Studies Living Building Challenge

Introducing the Living Building Challenge

In his book “Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology,” David Abram explores the idea of human entanglement with nature—the idea that we are not, as we often seem to assume, separate from the world around us. “Many long-standing and lousy habits have enabled our callous treatment of surrounding nature, empowering us to clear-cut, dam up, mine, […]

The Harlan Company

John Harlan, president of The Harlan Company, wasn’t planning on making a green building—or rather, the greenest building. But in 2015, he and others at the company learned about a private school in Missouri that needed a remotely located classroom built to the highest environmental standards set by the Living Building Challenge (LBC). The company […]

Williams Creek Consulting

In psychology, there is a German term, “gestalt,” that has no direct translation. It refers to the idea that, often, objects or systems are perceived as greater than the sum of their parts—for instance, an image made from paint strokes isn’t just a blob of many colors, it’s a portrait. Urban infrastructure has long been […]

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