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  • Built Positive Unveils New Branding Identity

    March 30, 2017

    Alongside the kickoff of the Built Positive movement, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has created an accompanying visual identity that stands out in the sustainable design community while clearly communicating the movement’s mission.

    In developing the new branding for Built...

  • Google’s Sustainability Moonshot

    March 28, 2017

    Google is known for its innovation beyond the search engine, with teams exploring everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses. One effort that they don’t talk about quite as much, but perhaps is even more important, is sustainability, which the company calls its “quiet moonshot.”

    With...

  • Materials Economy Marks New Era in Sustainable Building

    March 28, 2017

    Tags: built environment (631)

    Lewis Perkins, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, travels throughout the U.S. and Europe exploring and espousing the importance of the Cradle to Cradle® design methodology and the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. We asked him to offer some insights into...

  • The Role of Financial Institutions in Sustainable Building

    March 28, 2017

    Tags: built environment (631)

    Transforming the built environment into a sector that creates positive impact for people, planet, and the economy does not only require bold and innovative manufacturers, developers, and design professionals. It also needs a broader network of organizations that commit to change. The cooperation of...

  • Path to Positive: Espero’s Take on the Built Positive Movement

    March 28, 2017

    For years, the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program has motivated manufacturers and suppliers to optimize processes and ingredients to provide the built environment with safe, cyclical products that create positive impact for people, planet, and the economy. Therefore, for material...

  • Path to Positive: Bark House’s “Wholistic” Approach to Sustainability

    February 21, 2017

    When it comes to environmentally sustainable building products, you can’t get much more natural than Bark House shingles. The wall cladding is made exactly how it sounds—from the reclaimed bark of poplar trees. Artisanal craftsmanship transforms what was once a waste material into an elegant,...

  • “Buildingomics”: The Scientific Case for Built Positive

    February 13, 2017

    A cursory look into the public health or building science literature will demonstrate the benefits of “building green”. There is over 30 years of research that demonstrates the physiological and psychological influence buildings exert over their occupants. Amongst other benefits, research indicates...

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