“To get all the data from buildings ready for public consumption, the USGBC is inviting software developers to make that data legible. Horst showed Fast Company a preview of LEED 2012 in the Council’s airy headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. Using a database called the Green Building Information Gateway, the software allows an owner to tap into comparable data from similar buildings.”
an exhibit in Toronto, February 25th – April 30th 2009
“This exhibition will show how the design of cities and buildings is enabling the production of food in the city. It will explore the role that creative design professionals have in relation to the food system of cities, and the impact that agricultural issues will have on the design of urban spaces and buildings as society addresses the issues of a more sustainable pattern of living. The focus will be on how the increasing interest in growing food within the city, supplying food locally, and food security in general is changing urban design and built form.”
i like the way they phrase their goal: “to create a successful high-performance building [by applying] the integrated design approach and the integrated team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.”
what is it - in our buildings, in our lives, in our minds - that sits idly by when it could be producing good for us? leisure is a good thing, but it’s not the only thing.