Sustainability course views green buildings as embedded in ecosystems

creating-living-buildings-classA new course called Creating Living Buildings - offered through ASU’s School of Sustainability and taught by Senior Sustainability Scientist Mick Dalrymple - imparts the principles of the Living Building Challenge.  The challenge was established by the International Living Future Institute based on a philosophy that buildings are functionally embedded in ecosystems rather than separate from them. “We want to inform the next generation of green building professionals on the Living Building Challenge and what Living Buildings are,” said Dalrymple, also a practice lead for the Global Sustainability Solutions Services. "Buildings consume natural resources, contribute to climate change and impact human health and productivity. Instead of thinking of green buildings as being less bad, we should think about how buildings can do more good, and that’s the philosophy behind the Living Building Challenge.”