Living Building Challenge

The largest park in the city of Pittsburgh is about to debut a new environmental educational center designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) and landscape architects LaQuatra Bonci Associates.
This is what Etsy's *actual* offices look like. Glorious.
Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy.
The concept of a "living" building is far from new. What's possibly different, however, is that in the past architects used nature as a model for form, whereas now they speak of it as a model for function.
Twenty-first century buildings should use as much salvaged materials as possible in order to reduce waste and pollution and ensure that we can pass along a healthy planet to our children and grandchildren.
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Many people consider Lynn Penner-Ash to be Oregon's first lady of wine. She arrived in the Willamette
A living building supplies its own energy needs through geothermal and photovoltaic energy and is carbon neutral.
The alternative to starving my soul of Mother Earth magic was to take the train from Grand Central up to Cold Spring and spend the day in the woods.