Monday, 21 January 2019

CPG, ACC unveil green building in BGC

Century Properties Group, in partnership with Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC), recently opened the doors of Asian Century Center, Bonifacio Global City’s newest green building. This P1.6 billion office high-rise—which stands at the corner of 27th Street and 3rd Avenue—is a 21-storey project with a net leasable space of 29,628 sqm….

Log Cabins? No, These Wooden Buildings Are High-Rises

Developers have not used wood for much other than houses since the horse-and-buggy days. But the knotty building material is making a comeback. Seeking greener projects, which many consumers continue to embrace despite an anti-environmental mood in Washington, builders are choosing timber for offices, apartments and campus buildings, rather than…

The latest revolution in winemaking adds ‘green’ to red, white and rosé

Going green had become David Duncan’s mission. For the last 15 years, Duncan, the president and CEO of Silver Oak Cellars, had feverishly researched how he could transform his family’s California wineries into sustainable stewards of the earth. Silver Oak’s Cabernet Sauvignon had developed a loyal following among oenophiles and…

What’s the healthiest insulation?

A new report from the NRDC has some surprises. Insulation is a touchy subject in green building. Many designers just want the best R value and tightest seal, which you can get from plastic foams. They say “solid petrochemicals are a lesser of two evils when compared to CO2” and…

COP24: World Green Building Council debuts healthier homes guide

New guide draws together the latest research to show how simple improvements in building design and technology can deliver healthier, greener homes. The World Green Building Council (GBC) will today become the latest international business body to debut a major new initiative on the sidelines of the COP24 Summit in…

2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt – Green Building

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Unbuilt – Green Building: 6 Industrial Way Office Park Designer: Touloukian Touloukian Location: Salem, New Hampshire The 6 Industrial Way Office Park is a three-story, mixed-use building that will be constructed on a 16-acre site in Salem, New Hampshire. Designed by Touloukian Touloukian, the…

2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Green Building

2018 Best of Design Award for Green Building: Orchid Educational Pavilion Designer: FGP Atelier Location: Oaxaca, Mexico The Orchid Educational Pavilion sits in the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca, Mexico. Designed by FGP Atelier, the glass structure is defined by its flexibility, usability, and performance in its exploration of ecology. An entirely self-sustaining ecosystem,…