Indigo | Hammond + Playle Architects have been awarded the 2018 Living Building Challenge Zero Energy Award at the Living Future 2018 “unConference” in Portland, Oregon. The Living Future unConference is the leading event in regenerative design. It is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement who are dedicated to creating design for a better future and a healthier planet. ILFI’s unConference is celebrating 12 years of innovation and new ideas in the Green building Movement.
Indigo Architects are the First to Receive this Award for the design of an office building in the world, and the 13th building total to ever achieve Zero-Energy Status.
International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward building communities that are ecologically restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute creates and certifies the parameters for Living Buildings, Zero-Net Energy Buildings and Zero Energy Buildings, of which Zero Energy has the most stringent parameters- involving the examination of utility bills for one year and other green building techniques.
WHY THIS IS SIGNIFICANT
Our communities are long overdue for a redesign, as existing buildings are the single largest contributor to the problem of global warming. (Architecture 2030) The future of environmental protection depends on our ability to re-purpose, reuse and adapt old construction buildings into new Zero Energy buildings and Indigo Architects are leading the way on that front