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Jul
07

Living Product Challenge

The Living Product Challenge The webinar will dive into the ILFI’s Living Product Challenge. The Living Product Challenge is a framework for manufacturers to create products that are healthy, inspirational and give back to the environment. About this Event Living Product Challenge and Declare are two programmes of the ILFI that are applicable to building [...]
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

Designing a Circular Economy

Designing a Circular Economy To survive and thrive, business needs to reboot to a circular, more resilient operating system. Businesses are part of the problem arising from the linear economy - take, make, waste - and so need to be part of the solution.  How can design and businesses be a primary engine of change [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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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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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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Jul
21

Living Building Challenge

Living Building Challenge What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. This course gives an overview of the LBC regenerative design framework to assist attendees in creating spaces that give more than they take. [...]
By Michelle | Course . Webinar
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Apr
01

Introduction to Green Interiors

Introduction to Green Interiors Why should we green our interiors?  This course looks at the cost and the business case of greener workplaces.  It further explores health and wellbeing of occupants and the research done in this field. The presentation introduces the different certification tools available for interior spaces and touches on the concept of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building
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