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District energy systems have been around in this country for over a century, quietly providing heating to city centers, universities, and hospitals across the US. Today this once sleepy energy technology is enjoying a renaissance as rising energy costs and climate change highlight the need for efficient, low-carbon, energy systems. Already well established in Northern […]

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Just when you were sure there could not possibly be any more building rating systems introduced, the International Living Future Institute introduced the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Although it is a certification program and uses categories like LEED and Green Globes, it has one major fundamental difference. LBC challenges us to develop sustainable buildings and […]

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