Is your building eco-friendly?

Is your building eco-friendly?

We revisit the regulations for green buildings in Dubai. Progress and development often come at a cost to the environment. However, the idea of sustainability whereby companies consider economic development with due consideration of the local environment has been gaining...
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How to Choose Green Building Materials for a Healthy Home

How to Choose Green Building Materials for a Healthy Home

The Environmental Working Group’s Healthy Living Home Guide helps builders choose materials that will give consumers a safe, chemical-free home. Common building or remodeling supplies—like flooring, plumbing, insulation or drywall—can contain toxic c...
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11 green building materials that are way better than concrete

11 green building materials that are way better than concrete

Concrete is a material that quite literally holds our cities together. From homes and apartment buildings to bridges, viaducts, and sidewalks, this ubiquitous gray material’s importance to modern urban life is undeniable. But you might have heard that it...
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How to build a hospital for the people

How to build a hospital for the people

A lush setting, natural light and ventilation, a comfortable environment, and adaptable staff are what have made Singapore’s Khoo Teck Puat Hospital a special place to get better, architect Jerry Ong tells Eco-Business. When it rained at the ward tower of.....
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Calculating the Ecological Footprint of the Built Environment

Calculating the Ecological Footprint of the Built Environment

Researchers across disciplines continue to seek an accurate method for measuring the carbon footprint of buildings. Specifically, I visited the Global Footprint Network’s online quiz to determine my ecological footprint (EF), which is the biologically produc...
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Singapore’s 10-year journey in urban solar

Singapore’s 10-year journey in urban solar

The sunny island nation is harnessing the power of the sun to charge the development of its clean energy industry. In the run up to the Asia Clean Energy Summit in October 2017, Eco-Business looks back at the evolution of...
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Putrajaya’s inspiring architecture

Putrajaya’s inspiring architecture

PUTRAJAYA is one of those places where once you drive through the area, it welcomes you with its majestic building structures and wide clear roads. Known officially as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, it is the federal administrative centre of...
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The Future of Sustainability

The Future of Sustainability

The future of green building won’t depend on any one product, practice or technology. Rather, it will depend on how these three elements come together to produce projects that take equal consideration for the overall health of the building, its...
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Green office blocks secure better tenants

Green office blocks secure better tenants

Real estate industry needs to look more closely at sustainability needs of occupants.  Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines last month when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office....
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