Saturday, 17 November 2018

MEP Awards 2018: BuroHappold wins sustainable project award

BuroHappold Engineering won the 2018 Sustainable Project of the Year award for Louvre Abu Dhabi. Gavin Loy, associate director, BuroHappold Engineering, said: “I am very honoured to accept the award on behalf of Burohappold. We played a small part in the overall scale of the project that involved various specialists…

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The IgCC is a model code that has wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into building codes to improve the…

Godrej & Boyce joins WorldGBC network to advance net zero carbon buildings

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company has joined the World Green Building Council’s Asia-Pacific Regional Network as a Corporate Activity Partner to accelerate the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia-Pacific region. ‪Activities in WorldGBC’s Regional Networks are sometimes funded by Activity Sponsors—leading multinationals who are typically members of…

Iceland joins World Green Building Council

As of this week, Iceland is the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Grænni byggð, or Green Building Council Iceland will henceforth work to “promote environmental awareness and green action planning, while also lobbying authorities to pass legislations that will direct the market into a more sustainable…

Building green, sustainable infrastructure may not help with inequality

Green gentrification studies suggest sustainable developments may raise the prices of property nearby. Around the world, new developments are increasingly framed as sustainable to both policymakers and prospective buyers. They are seen as a “win-win” for the environment and the economy. However, recent concerns suggest social inequality often results. Barangaroo…

Green building ratings are part of the drivers for Australia’s green bonds

Drought-resistant water infrastructure, green residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and waste and recycling initiatives are among the future opportunities for Australia’s fledgling green bond market. Presenting the Climate Bond Initiative’s research on the state of the global green bond and climate market on Wednesday morning in Sydney, Climate Bonds’ head of markets…

Asean to set up green building codes for the region

Asean has exceeded its energy efficiency goals, reducing its energy intensity by more than 20 per cent in 2016 compared to 2005 levels, well ahead of its 2020 target. The grouping, which Singapore chairs this year, also said that it would set up green building codes for the entire region,…

Housing industry officials look to China for green building technology

The need for green construction around the world has experienced a two-fold growth over every three years according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report. This rate of growth is projected to gain an additional four fold increase in the years to come across some geographical regions…