Monday, 20 August 2018

Malaysia: Green buildings rank high in Sarawak’s transformation

Green buildings are high on the list of priorities in the green transformation of Sarawak. “Green buildings emphasises on the efficient use of resources and in turn provides a positive impact on human health, wellness and the environment throughout a building’s lifecycle,” said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun…

Rehda: Lack of incentives for green building projects

The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) highlighted that there is a lack of incentives to encourage developers to embark on green building development, in particular financial incentives, which do not mitigate the high upfront cost of green buildings. Its immediate past president Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar (pix)…

Energy-efficient Guitar House embraces indoor-outdoor living in Calgary

Near downtown Calgary, the Guitar House is a compact modern home that celebrates music, family and the natural environment. Designed by local architecture practice Alloy Homes, the family residence emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with a natural materials palette and ample triple-glazed windows and doors that provide a seamless connection with the…

Zero Emissions Building Exchange opens in Vancouver

The recent official opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) in Vancouver is a reminder, if one was needed, that the city is second to none among environmentally-friendly cities in Canada. The launch of ZEBx, which took place in mid-July at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building in downtown Vancouver,…

Heitman’s LA Office Tower Earns LEED Platinum

The 640,000-square-foot property—completed in 1971—lowered its electrical consumption by 21 percent since 1998. Additionally, sustainability features include a water reduction of 3.7 million gallons annually since 2010. Heitman’s 10100 Santa Monica office tower has earned LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council rating system for Existing Buildings. The…

Mumbai: 53 Metro Stations To ‘Go Green’

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is paying special attention to its Mumbai Metro project. So far, MMRDA has connected the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor. And now 53 Metro stations in Metro 2A, Metro 2B and Metro 7 will be developed as Green Stations. The green stations will be eco-friendly stations thriving…

Stunning pleated facades define BIG Shenzhen towers

Though some firms would be content to design a typical rectangular tower and call it a day, that’s really not BIG’s style, and the firm once again offers a unique twist on skyscraper design with its Shenzhen Energy Mansion. The recently-completed project consists of two towers that reduce solar glare…

Ryan team pushes envelope with net-zero concept

A Ryan Cos. US Inc. team has created a plan to turn a proposed 17-story office tower near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis into a nearly net-zero energy building. The first renderings of the tower were released two years ago, and the Ryan team worked off that concept while…

Singapore Green Building Council turns attention to general public

Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is turning its attention to the general public in order to boost demand for green buildings. For the first time the council has begun a consumer-focused marketing blitz, involving bus advertising and an interactive website, in order to drive public awareness of the benefits of…