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Sustainable Development

Designing for climate change and inclusion, with CBT Architects' Kishore Varanasi and Devanshi Purohit

Climate change is having a dramatic impact on urban design, in terms of planning, materials, occupant use, location, and the long-term effect of buildings on the environment. Joining BD+C's John Caulfield to discuss this topic are two experts from the Boston-based CBT Architects: Kishore Varanasi, a Principal and director of urban design; and Devanshi Purohit, an Associate Principal.


Building Team

How to apply WELL for better design outcomes

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) cites attracting top talent, increasing productivity, and improving environmental, social or governance (ESG) performance as key outcomes of leveraging tools like their WELL Building Standard to develop healthier environments.

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Sustainability | Paladino Mar 21, 2018

LEED v4.1 — a game changer or business as usual?

The largest number of changes in v4.1 affect materials.

Energy-Efficient Design | Mar 20, 2018

University of Hawaii Maui College on pace to become first U.S. campus to generate 100% renewable energy on-site

The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also allow four UH community college campuses on Oahu to significantly reduce their fossil fuel consumption.

Green | Feb 12, 2018

The top landscape trends of 2018

The National Association of Landscape Professionals releases its annual list of trends anticipated to infiltrate residential and commercial outdoor spaces.

Hotel Facilities | Feb 12, 2018

Circular hotel will be world’s first energy positive hotel concept above the Arctic Circle

The hotel will provide 360-degree views of the Svartisen glacier and the surrounding arctic nature.

Green | Feb 5, 2018

Does nature have a lasting positive effect on the mind?

What types of nature-inspired design elements are most effective?

Green | Jan 31, 2018

U.S. Green Building Council releases annual top 10 states for LEED green building per capita

Massachusetts tops the list for the second year; New York, Hawaii and Illinois showcase leadership in geographically diverse locations.

Green | Jan 30, 2018

Welcome to the Jungle: Amazon’s Spheres have opened to employees and the public

The Spheres provide the most unique aspect of Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters.

Green | Paladino Jan 15, 2018

Revolutionizing the standard green lease

The DOE Better Buildings Initiative has made a bold statement calling 2018 the “Year of the Lease”.

Green | Dec 22, 2017

Green builders can use ‘big data’ to make design decisions

More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prioritize sustainable design decisions, says sustainability consultant Adele Houghton.

Giants 400 | Oct 31, 2017

A more intense shade of green

Zero-net energy, sustainability, and wellness are goals more developers and AEC teams strive for.

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