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 standards has become more complicated, with...
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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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Rehda: Lack of incentives for green building projects

Rehda: Lack of incentives for green building projects

The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) highlighted that there is a lack of incentives to encourage developers to embark on green building development, in particular financial incentives, which do not mitigate the high upfron...
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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 ta...
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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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