Tag: sustainability

ARE 5.0 Construction and Evaluation (CE) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Construction and Evaluation (CE) Study Notes

CE OVERVIEW The following is an overview of what may appear on the CE exam based on reviewing NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook (Oct 2019 version…it was recently updated) and ARE related discussion boards. NCARB updates the handbook on occasion, so it is best to always […]

Sustainability and Art

Sustainability and Art

How can art be ‘green’? While most of us typically don’t think of paintings, crafts, and sculptures when we think about the environment, art can do a lot for the sustainable movement. The most important thing art can do to promote green design is to […]

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SUSTAINABLE GOALS OF THE BOOK CRADLE TO CRADLE Cradle to Cradle sets the stage for sustainable goals that would create significantly less waste.  Unfortunately, we live in a throw away society where many products have a cradle to grave lifecycle.

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

What does it mean to be Sustainable? Responsible sustainable design requires a full understanding of the factors involved in creating environmentally friendly products, buildings, living, and work environments. It is not enough to use a few “green” products then call the product/building sustainable. True sustainability […]

Ethics in Eco-Marketing

Ethics in Eco-Marketing

What is green-washing? Green washing is the misleading practice of changing one aspect of a product or business to something that makes it appear earth friendly when it is actually missing the mark. Examples of this are companies that claim to be sustainable or offer […]