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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method - FSC - YouTube

This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc...
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Look who is chatting about #LEEDforHomes on his #LEED rehab project in Chicago!

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Jim Gramata's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:11 AM

A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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A look at how the United Nations reached the 17 SDGs and what they look like.
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17 well articulated global sustainability goals outlined here by the UN. 


"But the most important way of achieving the SDGs was touched upon in the UN press conference: “We will need all partners to make this a success.” Multistakeholder partnerships, involving government, the private sector and civil society, have been described as the “glue” that will hold this process together, and will be the only way of ensuring these incredibly ambitious goals are met."

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Modular Solutions for Schools | Simple Green Design

Modular Solutions for Schools | Simple Green Design | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
#Modular Construction is #Green on many levels. Solutions for Schools http://t.co/VOZTq73j #sustainable #architecture
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Get rid of those trailers and replace with modular sustainable construction. Seems like a good idea for some situations both temporary and permanent.

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LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method - FSC - YouTube

This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc...
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A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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Look who is chatting about #LEEDforHomes on his #LEED rehab project in Chicago!

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9 Essential Green Elements for the Development of Sustainable Cities

9 Essential Green Elements for the Development of Sustainable Cities | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

Many cities are coming to the realization that creating a smart and sustainable city means ultimately attaining a high level of economic efficiency, a high quality of life, a highly desirable place in which to live and do business, and a meaningful commitment to environmental responsibility.

But what really makes for a green or sustainable city?  And how can sometimes highly diverse urban areas attain it?

 

LEED buildings and even LEED neighborhoods are surely a good thing, but they are not a sufficient thing to declare a municipality sustainable.  This is an overview of the essential elements (there are many more, but these are the most basic):

Committing to greenBuilding greenBuying greenPowering greenConserving nearby (and creating internal) green landscapesProtecting green:  both water quality and water quantityLocating green:  creating a compact, walkable, interconnected, mixed-use communityMoving green:  diversifying transportation and increasing accessibility(Not) wasting green:  getting to zero on the production of waste

 

Read the complete article for more on the green elements listed above...


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Nine basic concepts to achieve healthy sustainable buildings and cities. Piece of cake.

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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:05 PM

Exactly :)

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:12 PM

100% Green is not fooling around.

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Huangshan Mountain Village: sustainability grows in the Chinese landscape

Huangshan Mountain Village: sustainability grows in the Chinese landscape | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

MAD has unveiled plans for a towering village of apartment blocks beside the Huangshan Mountains in eastern China. 


Inspired by the topographical layers of the landscape, the buildings will have organically shaped floor plates and will emerge from amongst the treetops on a site beside the Taiping Lake.

 

The high-density village features low-rise residences that echo the contours of the surrounding topography and offer unequalled access to one of China’s  landscapes.

The site of verdant scenery and limestone cliffs have long inspired artists and offered sheltered spaces for contemplation and reflection, contributing to its UNESCO Heritage status. Composed in deference to the local topography, the village provides housing, a hotel and communal amenities organized in a linked configuration. As its form evokes the geology of the region, the village blurs the boundaries between the geometries of architecture and nature.

For residents, the apartments will be a quiet retreat –  all have spacious balconies which overlook the lake. Communal amenities and walking paths encourage residents to explore the landscape. Each floor is unique and accessed from shared social spaces, creating a seamless balance between private and public spaces. The same serene design sensibility of natural environment extends to the interiors, with the use of local materials and the incorporation of plants and greenery enhancing comfort and well-being, while simultaneously setting up a closer connection with local culture...


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François Lanthier's comment, November 19, 2012 4:48 PM
Love it! Where do you find all thins great information?
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From www.dezeen.com
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