SAVVY: Forget green buildings – forest in a building is the way forward to keep our concrete jungle green!

SAVVY: Forget green buildings – forest in a building is the way forward to keep our concrete jungle green!

GREEN Building. What‘s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear this? Most people would probably assume that you‘re talking about eco-friendly buildings constructed to save energy. Actually, several architectural firms around the world today are taking the...
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Think Your Business Can’t Afford a Sustainability Certification?

Think Your Business Can’t Afford a Sustainability Certification?

Twenty years ago, a company could say it was sustainable and consumers would get excited with little questioning. But in an era of greenwashing lawsuits, consumers are demanding transparency when a business claims it’s socially or environmentally respon...
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Sustainability tips for your kitchen renovation

Sustainability tips for your kitchen renovation

Making green choices can have a positive impact on the environment as you transform your home Longtime environmental educator Evonne Marzouk has spent much of her career helping to raise environmental awareness. So when she and her husband Jerry decided...
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6 teens designed this wacky green building of the future

6 teens designed this wacky green building of the future

This design, which took first place in a building concept competition, might be fantastical–but we could all learn a thing or two from the people who are going to have to live through the worst of climate change. The dual...
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‘Building’ an energy efficient India

‘Building’ an energy efficient India

On 12 July 2018, the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, while speaking at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development,  said that India will have to build 700-900 million square metres of urban space...
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11 Reasons You Should Invest in Green Property in 2018-2019

11 Reasons You Should Invest in Green Property in 2018-2019

Eco-friendly or green property is no longer a niche market. The rate of investment in this market is at all-time high. More and more individuals are turning their attention to the energy efficient property. Green buildings in the US have...
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Does ‘green building’ pay back?

Does ‘green building’ pay back?

There was a time when solar panels only went on spaceships. Then the homes of the rich and guilty. These days a lot of “green” or “eco” building options are well within budget — but nearly all represent a higher...
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Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Research shows if Australia encourages greenery on buildings, it will reduce temperatures in the city, as well as potential for flash flooding Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And...
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The 7 Green Building Techniques We Used to Design Our Dream Home

The 7 Green Building Techniques We Used to Design Our Dream Home

When my husband and I decided to build a house in Sweden, we were under no impression that it’d be smooth sailing. Our greenish standards (some musts, some dreams) would require extra work. Especially with two little kids along for...
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