Green Building

Singapore

Asia’s Most Sustainable Cities Prove to Be the Future of Urbanization

This year’s Sustainable Cities Index reported the top 10 sustainable cities of 2015. Europe dominated the top 10 overall rankings, holding seven of…
The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
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3 Ingenious Spring Products for Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Allergies got you down? Here are some products that help mitigate the effects of rising pollen counts, widely fluctuating temperatures and unexpected rainfall,…
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Green Building Trends: 7 Fun Facts About Modular Construction

Advancement of technology in the 21st century has given rise to modular construction: a faster, more cost efficient method of building construction. Modular…
Plug in, Power Up, Tune In

In Search of the Sustainably-Sourced Guaranteed Lower Utility Bill

By 2016 the price of solar energy is projected to be equal to or even less than utility rates in all 50 states.…
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Green Building Should Start With a Green Supply Chain

A recent report, Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020, anticipates that the global green building market should grow at a compound annual growth…
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7 Green Building Trends to Watch in 2015

With green building becoming a critical part of today’s world, more and more new construction technologies are being developed to keep up with…
Sustainable

5 Reasons to Invest in a Sustainable Warehouse

Incorporating sustainable practices into warehouse and distribution center design has proven to be a winning strategy for business. Sustainable warehouses earn respect from…
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CSR Report Review: Wells Fargo Reaches $37B in Environmental Loans & Investments

Wells Fargo, as disclosed in its most recent corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, has reached $37 billion in environmental loans and investments.
green roof

Bonne Nouvelle! French Law Mandates Green Roofs, Solar Panels

Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.
green housing

Platform Brings Energy Efficiency to Affordable Housing

The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
Premier House in Twickenham, U.K., one of the Carbon Trust's Low Carbon Workplace buildings.

5 Trends Shaping the Future of the Workplace

Bruno Gardner, managing director of the Low Carbon Workplace initiative at the Carbon Trust, explains five trends shaping the future of the workplace.
Christian Grande, floating villages, climate change, green building, Seasteader Institute, Leon Kaye, floating city, AbiFloat

Italian Yacht Designer Christian Grande Proposes Posh Floating Village

Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.
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Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
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Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

The Aluminaire House, the first metal prefabricated house built in the U.S., will move to Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture.