Burh Becc at twilight; photo courtesy of Jim Haefner Photography

Burh Becc at Beacon Springs: a fully certified Living Building

ANN ARBOR, Mich., December 14, 2017, /CSRwire/ – Tom and Marti Burbeck – in search of truly sustainable living – brought together an architect, builder, green building project consultant and multiple building science engineers to design and build Burh Becc at Beacon Springs. They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem. In late 2017, their home at Beacon Springs Farm, in Ann Arbor, became the second house in the world to achieve a Living Certified ruling via the Living Building Challenge™ certification by the International Living Future Institute.


In a nutshell: This PBS video gives an excellent overview of the Living Building and regenerative agriculture.


Our house is named Burh Becc, meaning, in Old English, a dwelling by a creek. Burh Becc is a certified “living building.” It is also LEED Platinum certified. Beacon Springs offers hope for life springing from a sustainable dwelling, polyculture gardens amid oak savannah, and a lively gathering place. It is a beacon of hope for a happy, healthy and sustainable future for all.


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