Building green, sustainable infrastructure may not help with inequality

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

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 resear...
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Asean to set up green building codes for the region

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...
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Housing industry officials look to China for green building technology

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...
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Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

As we reflect on the very first Green Great Britain & Northern Ireland week (15-19 October), you would be forgiven for thinking that construction is the new flavour of the month when it comes to sustainability. Last week began with energy and clean...
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Green building is now academia’s core

Green building is now academia’s core

A closer look at new projects on three college campuses reveals more attention being paid to energy and water use. As students returned to college campuses this fall, many were greeted by new, renovated, or expanded classrooms, research centers, and...
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From net zero to green mortgages: Building sector steps up decarbonisation drive

From net zero to green mortgages: Building sector steps up decarbonisation drive

UK Green Building Council launches Advancing Net Zero programme to eliminate emissions from buildings, as BNP Paribas and E.ON debut green mortgage offer. Some of the UK’s largest construction and property businesses have teamed up to eliminate carbon em...
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Green, and then some: Architecture firms are helping cities raise the stakes in green design

Green, and then some: Architecture firms are helping cities raise the stakes in green design

Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for higher standards in green building design. Cities and counties around the country are taking sustainability to new heights—and architecture firms are helping them ra...
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Demand for green buildings growing in Andhra Pradesh, says IGBC

Demand for green buildings growing in Andhra Pradesh, says IGBC

The built-up area of green buildings across the country has increased from a meagre 20,000 sq ft in 2001 to 6.33 billion sq ft in 2018, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which issues ratings to green buildings. As many...
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