BARAHBISE, Nepal, Looking at the swirling grey waters of the Bhote Koshi River, Ratna Kaji remembers when it turned into a "monster," leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.
"It came down roaring, washed away homes and people when they were sleeping," the 77-year-old said of the 1996 flood, caused by a massive landslide that blocked the river which eventually gushed out by breaking its mud wall.
LEED changed our awareness of the unwanted side-effects of building design, construction and operations. Reduction of harm was the standard. That approach has, in many ways, transformed the marketplace, but is it still enough? What is an appropriate goal for the future?
Under the guidance of regenerative design principles, it is possible to design projects in harmony with their ecosystem. Projects that improve their environment, are impact-free, and anticipate future needs. ... Read more about Regenerative Design Trajectory