Monday, 17 December 2018

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…

World Green Building Week 2018

World Green Building Week (24 – 30 September 2018) is an annual event that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings. This year, we want everyone, everywhere to take action and commit to making a change in the homes they build, lease or live in. We can all do something to…

Nursing & Instructional Building goes “green”

UNC Greensboro’s newest construction project has started its rise from the site of the old McIver Building. When the Nursing & Instructional Building makes its debut in the spring of 2020, it will be so much more than a classroom and lab space. The 180,000-square-foot facility will be a shining…

ENR 2018 Top 100 Green Building Design Firms and Contractors: Green Is Growing in New Ways

The market for sustainable design and construction continues to grow. However, the well-ordered world of sustainable design and construction process through compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards has become more complicated, with the growing acceptance of alternatives to LEED. The complexities and…