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MATERIAL JUSTICE

Fellow green building leader Lance Hosey recently wrote about JUST while he called for the green building industry to become a greater force for social justice. “This is long overdue, sustainability is defined as the intersection of social, economic, and environmental value — the “triple bottom line” — but often the social dimension gets lost.” Click the link above to read the full article.

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON USES BULLITT CENTER AS A

ARCH 100, an undergraduate course, offers students a glimpse into the world of architecture by immersing them in the design process. Other components of the class included lectures from faculty in the College of Built Environments and field trips to some of the finest architecture

projects in Seattle. The Bullitt Center was one of the selected projects, where future architects learned about the Living Building Challenge.

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ONE OF A KIND LUMBER YARD ONLY STOCKS FSC WOOD

Every piece sold at Sustainable Northwest Wood must meet or exceed the standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s most respected “green seal” for wood products. The majority of the wood comes from local sources where the lumber yard owner can tell personal stories about the origin. Check out this innovative lumber yard and know where your wood is coming from.

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SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN

Check out these TED talks that explore sustainable design — both past and present — and its beautiful, inspiring results.

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