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Reinventing the Toilet

Reinventing the Toilet

Since 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, providing grants and investment to researchers around the world. Last week, the Foundation along with global innovators, development banks, corporate partners, sanitation utilities and governments hosted ...

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Making Water From Air

Making Water From Air

Architects are often trained as generalists who think about problems globally. Leave it up to an architect and his team to come up with a smart solution to address a critical global water crisis – the severe lack of accessible and ...

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Webinar: Safe and Circular

Webinar: Safe and Circular

The What: What materials should we use to create things? Circular design encourages us to rethink business models, how we make products, and to consider the system surrounding them, but we also need to think about the materials we use. Whether it’s ...

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Sand Scarcity in the Construction Industry

Sand Scarcity in the Construction Industry

How does sand scarcity affect housing and the construction industry? When thinking about building a new house, building, or even city infrastructure, most people don’t realise that sand is actually a fundamental element of construction. Why? Because sand is a ...

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100% Natural Ventilation at Harvard’s HouseZero

100% Natural Ventilation at Harvard’s HouseZero

A pre-1940s-residential building situated in Harvard University’s campus is being renovated to inspire others on how old and conservative design can be altered to create an ultra-efficient facility with ambitious performance targets. The building, which is to be completed in ...

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To Catch the Rain

To Catch the Rain

A Kickstarter project, To Catch the Rain is a book of inspiring stories of communities coming together to catch their own rain, along with the nitty-gritty details so that anyone can do it. It is a book for people looking ...

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BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Products for 2018

BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Products for 2018

BuildingGreen’s team recently announced its 2018 Top 10 Products List, a list that is well respected and one to which I always look forward. I’m particularly excited about the AirFlow Panel and the VersaDry Drywall Track, both of which revolutionize the ...

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The Online “Matchmaker + Wedding Planner” for Green Home Building Industry

The Online “Matchmaker + Wedding Planner” for Green Home Building Industry

I’m very excited to announce a new online service created for the home building and improvement industry and developed by my close friend and fellow UC Berkeley CED alum, Grace Tsao Mase. Her company Beyrep is a “Matchmaker” and “Wedding ...

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