Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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 forces of climate change and population growth threaten to make…

Bonaventure Project receives GBCI’s ‘SITES’ green building certification

More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures. Montréal was recently named Canada’s first recipient of a SITES certification, awarded by the…

BEX and MCE Asia 2018

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the region’s green building market, and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition is set to return in September. As ASEAN ministers convene for a Special Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change on 10 July,…

‘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 every year till 2030 to meet its urban demands. This…

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 become a significant driver of the country’s economy. It now…

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 up-front cost. So are they worth it? The experts say…

WorldGBC announces finalists for its 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

The World Green Building Council announced the finalists for its 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. Presented by WorldGBC and its Asia Pacific Regional Network of Green Building Councils in 15 countries, this biennial programme celebrates iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating…

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 these green roofs and walls make cities look nicer. Toronto’s…