environmental design http://www.kplu.org en Latest in 'living building' green design: Self-sustaining classroom http://www.kplu.org/post/latest-living-building-green-design-self-sustaining-classroom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A prototype of a self-sustaining portable classroom has arrived at a parking lot in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.</span></p><p>The classroom is meant to set a higher bar for schools by demonstrating they can meet the highest standard of green building design, the <a href="http://living-future.org/lbc/about" target="_blank">Living Building Challenge</a>, fairly quickly.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8794 at http://www.kplu.org Latest in 'living building' green design: Self-sustaining classroom How green can you go? Seattle celebrates Deep Green building http://www.kplu.org/post/how-green-can-you-go-seattle-celebrates-deep-green-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is leading the way in environmentally-sound building design. Sweden’s international construction firm </span><a href="http://www.skanska.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Skanska</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has broken ground on a building in Fremont that promises to bring a whole <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/Permits/GreenPermitting/Overview/default.asp">new level of green</a> to the city.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:03:26 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7677 at http://www.kplu.org How green can you go? Seattle celebrates Deep Green building