MEP Awards 2018: BuroHappold wins sustainable project award

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...
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2018 International Green Construction Code Released

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

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

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Iceland joins World Green Building Council

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...
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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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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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