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Making Waves Update – Living Building Challenge Water Petal


Posted By shannonwalz
January 31, 2017

By Lori Walewski and Shannon Walz Freshwater is a precious resource.  Access to freshwater is becoming a serious issue around the world due to climate change, pollution and our current water habits around water use.  The Water Petal’s intent is to rethink our water usage and what happens with wastewater so that buildings, campuses and […]

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Making Waves Update – Living Building Challenge Petals


Posted By shannonwalz
January 24, 2017

By Lori Walewski and Shannon Walz Living Building Challenge has been mentioned many times in this blog.  Living Building Certification consists of three steps. Registration – Wolf Ridge registered the West Dorm remodel to the LBC version 2.1 in September 2014. Documentation and Operation – We are currently in this phase which includes constructions and […]

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Making Waves Update – Finishing the guts inside the walls


Posted By shannonwalz
January 3, 2017

With 2016 behind us, we are looking forward to wrapping up work on some of the pieces of a house that people don’t often think about – the electric wiring, heating, plumbing, and more. In the case of the Naturalist House, this also includes special wiring that will transmit information to the graduate student naturalists who will live there. The […]

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