Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Building green, sustainable infrastructure may not help with inequality

Green gentrification studies suggest sustainable developments may raise the prices of property nearby. Around the world, new developments are increasingly framed as sustainable to both policymakers and prospective buyers. They are seen as a “win-win” for the environment and the economy. However, recent concerns suggest social inequality often results. Barangaroo…

Green building ratings are part of the drivers for Australia’s green bonds

Drought-resistant water infrastructure, green residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and waste and recycling initiatives are among the future opportunities for Australia’s fledgling green bond market. Presenting the Climate Bond Initiative’s research on the state of the global green bond and climate market on Wednesday morning in Sydney, Climate Bonds’ head of markets…

Asean to set up green building codes for the region

Asean has exceeded its energy efficiency goals, reducing its energy intensity by more than 20 per cent in 2016 compared to 2005 levels, well ahead of its 2020 target. The grouping, which Singapore chairs this year, also said that it would set up green building codes for the entire region,…

Housing industry officials look to China for green building technology

The need for green construction around the world has experienced a two-fold growth over every three years according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report. This rate of growth is projected to gain an additional four fold increase in the years to come across some geographical regions…

Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

As we reflect on the very first Green Great Britain & Northern Ireland week (15-19 October), you would be forgiven for thinking that construction is the new flavour of the month when it comes to sustainability. Last week began with energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry approaching the Committee on Climate Change…

Green building is now academia’s core

A closer look at new projects on three college campuses reveals more attention being paid to energy and water use. As students returned to college campuses this fall, many were greeted by new, renovated, or expanded classrooms, research centers, and residences that operate more efficiently and sustainably. For example, David…

From net zero to green mortgages: Building sector steps up decarbonisation drive

UK Green Building Council launches Advancing Net Zero programme to eliminate emissions from buildings, as BNP Paribas and E.ON debut green mortgage offer. Some of the UK’s largest construction and property businesses have teamed up to eliminate carbon emissions from the building sector, under a new initiative launched today from…

Demand for green buildings growing in Andhra Pradesh, says IGBC

The built-up area of green buildings across the country has increased from a meagre 20,000 sq ft in 2001 to 6.33 billion sq ft in 2018, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which issues ratings to green buildings. As many as 4794 projects have adopted the green concept and of…