Thursday, 16 August 2018

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…

Kone to enable elevators with IoT

Kone India on Thursday launched in Hyderabad a new range of elevators for the mid-range market segment. Briefing press persons about the Kone U MonoSpace and Kone U MiniSpace, managing director Amit Gossain said the new products have 26 cars with visuals inspired by Navaratna, the nine gems. The Navaratna…

City of Lancaster achieves LEED Gold certification

The City of Lancaster announced today that it has achieved LEED Gold certification. The city is among the first be certified using the LEED for Cities rating system. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the world’s most…

Energy-plus home (Eco360) is a beacon of sustainability in Tel Aviv

Israeli architecture firm Geotectura recently completed a striking modern home that can produce more energy than it needs. Located in Tel Aviv, the energy-plus home — called the Eco360 — combines traditional passive design principles with improved energy-efficient systems such as solar photovoltaic panels and a gray water system. The…

Green building initiative launches in Vancouver

The first of its kind in Canada, ZEBx aims to boost knowledge among residential and commercial building operators The October civic election is destined to result in a new-look city council running Vancouver, but it’s still been business as usual for Mayor Gregor Robertson and his team. For example, Robertson will be on…

Green certification helps boost confidence on quality of living for residents

In response to homebuyers’ concerns with the environment and wellness relating to properties, major developers in the country have been striving for green certifications from prestigious, global institutes. In a recent interview, Sansiri Plc’s chief operating officer Uthai Uthaisangsuk said: “We have obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)…

Beijing Hongkun Valley / ZOE Architecture

The Hongkun Financial Valley Project is located in Xihongmen, Daxing District, Beijing. The overall plan is designed with “the office oxygen bar” as concept to create a pleasant garden-style office environment with an area of 80,592 square meters and a construction area of 145,158 square meters. The Beijing Hongkun financial…

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 the ride. But when we found the land three years…

Yas Bay Arena wins top green building award

Yas Bay Arena, a multipurpose venue in Abu Dhabi, currently being developed by Miral on Yas Island, has won the Sustainable Building Design of the Year award at the prestigious Mena Green Building Awards 2018. Yas Bay Arena is an integral part of Yas Bay’s waterfront destination, which is part…