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Transparency Through Design: Digital LEED Scoreboard Keeps Green Buildings Honest

on Friday, Jul. 18th

Getting a building LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Business Council has become a badge of honor amongst conscientious developers. Yet the certification represents the green potential of a building while the reality can be a lot different.

Enter the legendary design firm IDEO, which along with the U.S. Green Business Council has developed a dynamic digital scoreboard to showcase a building’s current LEED score. Fast Co.Design’s Heba Hasan has the details:

The plaque acts like a visual scoreboard. It tracks how a building performs in five categories: energy, waste, transportation, water, and human experience. Owners can compare their building’s current and past performance and can examine the building’s overall performance relative to comparable structures. Additionally, they can enter the building’s performance data into the USGBC’s online interface as frequently as they want–but the USGBC will require owners to submit building data at least once a year.

There’s plans in the works for the score to be broadcast via Bluetooth so that passerby can snag the data via their smartphones.

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To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.

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We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.

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Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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