We decided to take the Living Building Challenge (http://plone.ilbi.org/lbc), to experiment with the GARLIC house as a potential project to gain the accreditation of a passive, minimal waste intervention.
The chart above shows the approximate distances that materials would cross to reach the site from their respective origins. The information is overlaid over the maximal distances as required by the LBC Brief .
Distance from Beirut to Germany. (Wind Turbines)
Distance from Beirut to Portugal. (Cork Insulation)
Distance From Beirut to UK (Air Ventilation)