Sustainability Month – NKBA


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Sustainability Month

Sustainable Build of the Week:
Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex

Designed by: Behnisch Architekten  |  Allston, MA
Date: 2021  |  Type:

The SEC is certified LEED Platinum thanks to energy conscious HVAC and lighting systems, roof terraces that featured plants and grasses, and the world’s first hydroformed stainless steel screen. The screen is designed to shield the interior of the building from the hot sun during the summer months, and strategically admit sunlight during the winter months, to reduce the amount of energy used for heating and cooling.


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NKBA is focused on sustainable design in April with special content and videos. Enjoy!

What We’re Reading

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The Peel Chair by Blond is Figuratively and Literally Flexible

The Peel Chair by Blond is a simple yet highly stylish piece of furniture for the modern home that plays with what’s possible when it comes to plywood material.

Eco-friendly kitchen worktop ideas – surfaces for all budgets and styles

Worksurfaces that look great, perform well and are kind to the planet.

20 Stunning Homes Built Into Nature

From Albert Frey’s house built into a mountain to John Lautner’s iconic Sheats-Goldstein residence in LA, these structures take the term back to nature to another level.

Why Should Hotels Be Green?

Green Hotels are environmentally-friendly properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste—while saving money.

28 of the best sustainable wallpapers

Our guide to what makes a sustainable wallpaper, plus 28 of the most beautiful ones around

5 Sustainable Home Designs That Are Trending in 2024

Homeowners are gravitating toward the efficiency of green homes that minimize their environmental footprint without sacrificing comfort.

The Tiny House Movement: A Revolution in Urban Sustainability

In a world where urbanisation seems unstoppable, and the pressures of modern living can be overwhelming, the tiny house movement has emerged as a beacon of hope.

Zendaya makes traditional wood cabinetry look modern with this sleek kitchen design technique

The Dune actress joined the organic kitchen revival in the most contemporary way possible – and her space is a lesson in harmonious design.

The Most Sustainable Restaurants in the United States in 2024

Sustainability matters to your guests. Here are the top 20 sustainable restaurants and tips on how to become one.

The World’s Most Sustainable Hotels

If you care about the planet, then rest easy at these eco-friendly hotels.

Top 9 Eco-Friendly Grass Alternatives for Sustainable Lawns

Lush groundcovers, rainbow-like wildflower meadows, and stylish rock gardens are just a few of the top 9 eco-friendly grass alternatives you can try in your yard this year.

The ABCs of Sustainable Terms

If you’re like us, you have to look up a few terms now and then when speaking about sustainability. So we made it easier by creating a quick-reference glossary.

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