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Q&A with Kristin Støren Wigum: “Designers need to ask more questions”

If you want to work more sustainably, more ethically, you need to argue for it.  Kristin Støren Wigum is an industrial designer and researcher with a Ph.D. in Product and System Design for Sustainability. She’s also the owner of Gaia Trondheim—a small firm that’s part of a collective of eco-architects called Gaia Architetcs.  In her […]

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How Design Can Save Lives and Money

Can architecture and urban design really make a difference for public health? ABSOLUTELY is the conclusion drawn by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their City health check report, and they have the case studies to prove it. City heath check: How design can save lives and money compares three serious health problems in […]

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Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

In this Ted talk, architect Michael Pawlyn describes and gives examples of three habits of nature that can transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. “If we could learn to make things and do things the way nature does, we could achieve factor 10, factor 100, maybe even […]

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Net-Zero Home Design and Why Location is Everything

This video by Green Energy Futures explores the evolution of energy efficient and net-zero home design, and the dramatic impact that location has on our energy footprints.

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ArchDaily’s Archive on Sustainable Architecture

Looking for a strategic guide to urban tree placement? Or an example of how micro algae can be integrated into a building to generate shade and power? Head over to ArchDaily and immerse yourself in their growing collection of sustainable architecture projects, resources, and interviews. The collection is inspirational proof of architecture’s immense scope of impact on inhabitants, ecosystems, health, and more. Visit the […]