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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Net Zero: Building sector must pick up the gauntlet

Net Zero: Building sector must pick up the gauntlet

John Alker of the UK Green Building Council argues the industry has a crucial role to play in constructing a net zero emission economy Sometimes a bit of distance can provide renewed focus. I was lucky enough to spend a...
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Green Buildings Provides Thermal Comforts, Visual Comforts & More: Sanjay Seth / GRIHA

Green Buildings Provides Thermal Comforts, Visual Comforts & More: Sanjay Seth / GRIHA

Creating awareness of green buildings, the CEO of Green Council, Sanjay Seth on Thursday at curtain raiser event on the occasion of ‘8th Regional GRIHA summit’ he said, green buildings will provide the best thermal comforts, visual comforts, etc. They ar...
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Our buildings are crap because the building code is

Our buildings are crap because the building code is

KiwiBuild is the perfect opportunity to drag up our pathetic building standards, argues the head of the NZ Green Building Council. We all have a home. It might not be the place that you hunker down each night, but we...
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Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And these green roofs and walls make cities look nicer. Toronto’s central business district adopted a policy of establishing green roofs on around hal...
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When “Green” Turns to Gold

When “Green” Turns to Gold

Incentives can help companies improve the ROI of environmental sustainability initiatives. Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts. It is a shift driven by investor and stakeholder demands for environmental sustainabil...
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Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use? In the late 1980s, revolution was afoot in the world of architecture....
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Building a Better Tomorrow: Q&A with WRI President & CEO Andrew Steer

Building a Better Tomorrow: Q&A with WRI President & CEO Andrew Steer

As the Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress Canada in June, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Insitute (WRI) will offer insights into how the incremental change we are a...
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