Green Building

Sep
06

Designing with Biophilia

Designing Buildings with Biophilia The RCSA brings you a webinar about Biophilia in South African projects. The term Biophilia was first created by Biologist Edward Wilson in 1984 and it is defined as our innate and genetically determined affinity with the natural world. Biophilia literally means love of nature and expresses our human attraction to [...]
By Michelle | Webinar
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Jun
25

LBC: The African Frontier

The African Frontier of  the Living Building Challenge The Living Future Collaborative of South Africa presents three case studies of Living Building Challenge projects in South Africa. Webinar will be featuring the consultants working on the LBC projects in South Africa - the fun and the difficulties will be shared. Our expert presenters will share their [...]
By Michelle | Webinar
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Apr
08

Living Building Challenge (Live-only)

Living Building Challenge What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, certification, and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative.   In this webinar, your South African Living Building Challenge (LBC) Ambassadors [...]
By Michelle | Webinar
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Mar
09

Creating Nature Connections: Biophilia for Google

Creating Nature Connections: Biophilia for Google Biophilia is the concept that humans have an innate desire to connect with nature and natural systems. Embedding these principles in the design of our buildings and spaces can improve the environmental performance, but more so, improves the life of the occupants where people are healthier, more satisfied, and [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Webinar
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Mar
08

Regenerative Retrofit Story: ArchNexus SAC

Regenerative Retrofit Story: ArchNexus SAC  The Arch Nexus project team will present the story about the transformation of an old warehouse built in the 1950s into a Living Building. The Arch Nexus project is a case study in regenerative retrofit with lessons on various aspects of the process to getting a Living Building Certification especially [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
15

Ecolabels in Africa: Informing Choice

Ecolabels in Africa Third-party certifiers of products and materials, such as an ecolabel, cover a variety of issues from the specific, such as sustainable forestry, to the whole-of-life cycle. But are these designations useful? With the variety of environmental labels in the market it can be confusing and difficult to know what they mean or [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
15

Embodied Carbon of Materials

Embodied Carbon of Materials  There are two types of carbon emissions related to buildings, namely Operational Carbon (emissions related to operating the building in terms of electricity use, etc) and Embodied Carbon (emissions related to producing the materials that are used to build the building).  This webinar is focusing on the latter: Embodied Carbon of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
09

Net Positive Water Buildings

Net Positive Water Buildings The Living Future Collaborative South Africa has organised this panel webinar to present you with insight and inspiration about what it means to design buildings to be Net Positive Water - super energy efficient building designs supplemented by renewable energy to meet its energy needs. This discussion unpacks the practicalities of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero . Water
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Nov
18

Net Positive Energy Buildings & LBC

Net Positive Energy Buildings & Living Building Challenge The Living Future Collaborative South Africa has organised this panel webinar to present you with insight and inspiration about what it means to design buildings to be Net Positive Energy - super energy efficient building designs supplemented by renewable energy to meet its energy needs. This discussion [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Oct
29

Ecolabels: Why, When & How

Ecolabels Third-party certifiers of products and materials, such as an ecolabel, cover a variety of issues from the specific, such as sustainable forestry, to whole-of-life cycle. But are these designations useful? With the variety of environmental labels in the market it can be confusing and difficult to know what they mean or whom to trust. [...]
By Michelle | Green Building
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