Feature Article in Berkshire Eagle

Feature Article in Berkshire Eagle Making buildings even greener: Integrated Eco Strategy develops online tool to aid in green building construction by Tony Dobrowolski NORTH ADAMS — A cutting-edge green building certification program has received a boost from a Berkshire-based consulting firm that provides high-value green building services. Integrated Eco Strategy recently launched Red2Green, a…

May 19, 2017

“We know how to create Living Buildings that are healthy, responsible, beautiful and long-lasting. We know how to design and construct net zero buildings that are sound investments. So why aren’t clients demanding these?

Material Vetting, What’s it Really Like?

One of our Healthy Building Materials Specialists wrote this piece to answer the question. Here is a description of material vetting work – a knight’s tale if you will:

In a field that is constantly changing, no two correspondences are the same. There are a host of factors that influence the vetting process. Manufacturers’ familiarity with Living Building Challenge (LBC) requirements, their level of skepticism towards green building, and the stringency of proprietary confidentiality are just a few of the aspects that color a vetter’s interaction with the maker of a potential LBC product, not to mention the fact that an individual’s workload dictates where on a priority list filling out a never-before-seen Integrated Eco Strategy disclosure form falls.