While designing with goals of sustainability and wellness isn't a foreign ideal for most of us, most research on these topics are often scattered and complex.

Here, we are building and collecting resources that we feel are credible, relevant and straight forward for understanding the principles and research that strengthen the philosophy to Design for One Earth.

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An eBook from NAPHN that discusses the Passive House pathway as well as providing many built examples where buildings have incorporated renewables to become net zero and others which are net zero capable.

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Not only is this 222,000-sf Research Support Facility LEED-NC Platinum certified,  but well on course to be the first net-zero energy building of its kind. Here you'll see an in-depth look at how the design and construction process allowed the RSF to be a showcase for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

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A report commissioned by the AIA to "document the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective of owners, architects and human resources professionals."

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A report from Terrapin that discusses how biophilic design "articulates the relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment so that we may experience the human benefits of biophilia in our design applications." 

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