Good bones are a good place to start for net zero carbon MacKimmie Complex in Calgary

Good bones are a good place to start for net zero carbon MacKimmie Complex in Calgary

Ethics and environmental consciousness drove this project by DIALOG at the University of Calgary. So often when we see a new “green” building, it is on the site of some old building that got demolished. The new concrete gets poured...
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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 t...
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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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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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ENR 2018 Top 100 Green Building Design Firms and Contractors: Green Is Growing in New Ways

ENR 2018 Top 100 Green Building Design Firms and Contractors: Green Is Growing in New Ways

The market for sustainable design and construction continues to grow. However, the well-ordered world of sustainable design and construction process through compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design stand...
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From breathing walls to rain-harvesting canopies: The coolest tech at Singapore Green Building Week

From breathing walls to rain-harvesting canopies: The coolest tech at Singapore Green Building Week

If Asia’s sprawling built environment is going to thrive in a future shaped by climate change, technology will have to help. Here are some of the coolest tech innovations Eco-Business saw during Singapore Green Building Week. Breathing walls that suck smog....
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CO2 doesn’t know borders, but we are shipping embodied carbon all over the world

CO2 doesn’t know borders, but we are shipping embodied carbon all over the world

Brad Plumer looks at the issue of “outsourced pollution.” We go on a lot about embodied carbon; it is the main reason we love wood construction so much. We love local materials too, because one is not offshoring the CO2...
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Sustainability starts at the source

Sustainability starts at the source

The UAE is known for its ground-breaking architecture. Projects such as the Burj Khalifa, Etihad Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, and the upcoming Expo 2020 are setting new global precedents by pushing boundaries. But while the...
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The missing piece in Singapore’s green building puzzle

The missing piece in Singapore’s green building puzzle

Singapore aims to green 80 per cent of its building stock by 2030, but experts say it is behind schedule. What’s holding the city-state’s green building sector back, and how can it overcome these obstacles? Singapore is ranked second among global citie...
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