Sunday, 23 September 2018

Chicago snags green city spotlight for second year running

A new study has revealed Chicago to be the greenest city to work in within the U.S for the second consecutive year. About 70 percent of the Windy City’s office spaces are certified for energy efficiency, up from 66 percent last year. Other top cities include San Francisco, Atlanta, Los…

Vietnam Energy Efficiency Building Week 2018

On 25th August 2018 in Hanoi, the Opening workshop of Vietnam Energy Efficiency Building Week 2018 (VEEBW2018) is held by Vietnam Energy Efficiency Network (EEN-Vietnam) and Goethe Institute Hanoi. The goal is to promote Sustainable Energy Use in Vietnam’s building environment through the phases Design – Building – Operation- End…

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 cities for green buildings, but it can do more to promote the uptake of green building projects…

Davao City eyes green building, more projects with Israeli groups

THE DAVAO City government is looking at more partnerships with Israeli non-government organizations and other groups after last week’s signing for an education project that will provide capacity-building training to local teachers. Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio on Sunday said she has been discussing with both government and private representatives of…

Emirates Environmental Group Highlights the Benefits of a Circular Economy

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a UAE-based professional working group, with the mission of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the country, will hold a panel discussion on the topic of “Circular Economy: Bringing Waste Full Circle” on the 29th of August in Modul University Dubai. The event will be…

Malaysia: Green buildings rank high in Sarawak’s transformation

Green buildings are high on the list of priorities in the green transformation of Sarawak. “Green buildings emphasises on the efficient use of resources and in turn provides a positive impact on human health, wellness and the environment throughout a building’s lifecycle,” said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun…

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 upfront cost of green buildings. Its immediate past president Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar (pix)…

Energy-efficient Guitar House embraces indoor-outdoor living in Calgary

Near downtown Calgary, the Guitar House is a compact modern home that celebrates music, family and the natural environment. Designed by local architecture practice Alloy Homes, the family residence emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with a natural materials palette and ample triple-glazed windows and doors that provide a seamless connection with the…

Zero Emissions Building Exchange opens in Vancouver

The recent official opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) in Vancouver is a reminder, if one was needed, that the city is second to none among environmentally-friendly cities in Canada. The launch of ZEBx, which took place in mid-July at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building in downtown Vancouver,…