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Build Better with Anastasia Barnes

Jul 8, 2019

A living building is built to mimic natural processes with the intent of improving the surrounding environment. A building that achieves Living Certification must meet the performance requirements of seven “Petals” or categories: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty.

In Episode #11 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia chats with Sam Batchelor of designLAB Architects and Jessica Schultz of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment to discuss the Hitchcock Center's recent global recognition as the 23rd building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts.  They detail how the Hitchcock center achieved the certification and how they are both educating people on the importance of building sustainably.