the newsletter of tbd consultants - 3rd qtr 2015

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Living Building Challenge
Performance-Based Design
Financial PTSD

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Living Building Challenge

LEED has been highly influential in moving construction onto the ecological path, but there some that are trying to push the boundaries even futher. In this article we look at one of these alternates.


Performance-Based Design

In this article we look at what Performance-Based Design is, how it is carried out, and how it can benefit a project.


Financial PTSD

With domestic consumption being such a major player in the US economy, we look at why consumer confidence isn't recovering faster after the recession and the effects that is having on the recovery.



Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.