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Interview with Barbra Batshalom, Founder of Sustainable Performance Institute

Interview with Barbra Batshalom, Founder of Sustainable Performance Institute
Architects have not begun issuing sustainability reporting nearly as decisively as they have adopted CAD or BIM transition, but Barbra Batshalom is working to speed the transition. As founder of the Boston-based Sustainable Performance Institute, Batshalom teaches design firms and real estate owners to institutionalize sustainability. The organization also audits the effectiveness of firm-wide sustainability programs, a first-of-its-kind certification that HUD has since incorporated into its Affordable Green Initiative.

A New Study Stresses Need for Increased Awareness of the Benefits of Healthy Design Practices

A New Study Stresses Need for Increased Awareness of the Benefits of Healthy Design Practices
Kensington High School is one of four case studies included in a new report, “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings,” released this week by McGraw Hill Construction, the parent company of Green Source and Architectural Record. The school demonstrates how today’s design practices and construction can directly affect occupants’ health and well-being. While sustainability has become an increasingly significant part of the mainstream conversation about architecture, the impact of the built environment on people’s quality of life hasn’t received the same attention.

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July 2014
07/17/14 Task Force to Clarify Reporting on Hazmats and Alternatives
07/11/14 Interview with Barbra Batshalom, Founder of Sustainable Performance Institute
June 2014
06/27/14 A New Study Stresses Need for Increased Awareness of the Benefits of Healthy Design Practices
06/2014 Government Spending
06/17/14 Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Unveiled in New York CIty
06/16/14 Residential Development in Los Angeles Aims to Create a Micro-Neighborhood
06/16/14 Newsmaker: Eric Cesal
06/11/14 School of Thought
06/05/14 International Living Future Institute Widens Its Reach Beyond Buildings
06/04/14 Weathering Future Storms: HUD Announces Rebuild By Design's Winning Proposals
May 2014
05/02/14 NYU’s CUSP to Turn Hudson Yards into New York City’s First Smart Development
April 2014
04/28/14 2014 COTE Award
04/18/14 A Green Factory to Crop Up On Chicago's South Side
04/08/14 Rebuild by Design Redesigns Sandy-Battered Shore
04/2014 Ebb and Flow
March 2014
03/06/14 Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013
03/06/14 Interview with Jenny Gersten, Executive Director of Friends of the High Line
February 2014
02/2014 Against the Tide
02/20/14 A New Recreation and Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek
02/13/14 10 U.S. Cities Tackle Efficiency
02/10/14 Natural Resources Defense Council Midwest Office
January 2014
01/31/14 Revamping the Parking Lot
01/23/14 A Soccer Stadium for World Cup 2014 is the First in South America to Achieve LEED Certification
01/17/14 New Boston Townhouses Combine Beauty and Positive Energy
01/17/14 Israel Parliament Will Be World's Greenest With Roof Solar Field
01/17/14 Green Globes Gets a New Leader
01/06/14 Bamboo Surfaces Shape a Luxe Apartment in the Steel City
December 2013
12/23/13 Two Sustainably-Designed Towers by New York-Based Firms Set to Rise in Jakarta
12/19/13 New Report Identifies Asthma-Related Chemical Hazards in Building Products
12/16/13 Dubai Aims to Become World's Most Sustainable City in Time for Expo 2020
12/13/13 Make It Right Turns an Abandoned School Into Affordable LEED Platinum Housing
12/06/13 Emory's New Leadership Program Builds Towards A Sustainable Future
12/05/13 LEED Green Building Rating System Shows Strong Growth
12/02/13 AIA NY Hosts a Passive House Discussion Celebration to End the Year
12/02/13 Changes Finalized for 2015 Energy Code
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