green building consulting Articles

  • Benefits of Residing in a Green Building

    Green buildings are not just good for the environment— they are good for your wallet also. Green building features are gradually becoming second nature for sustainably built home environments and infrastructures. Their technical nuances are so overwhelming it is assumed that the concept of ‘green building’ is exclusive to real estate builders and developers. Thus, ...

  • A Business Case of Green Building Rating System: Q&A with Conserve Consultants

    You can actually measure, at every point of the design and project development, where you are and systematically build upon the performance of the building, where you want to be. If you want to see how you can go up the ladder of sustainable performance, you would want to use a suitable green rating process. ...

  • Green Building Boom – What are the 4 new risks for Green Building Industry?

    New government mandates, long-term cost savings, and an enhanced sensitivity to partnering an environmental outline are the prime reasons for this exponential growth. In the year 2005, green building market was a meagre 2 percent of all non-residential construction initiations. However; this number grew by 28 - 35 percent by 2010 and approximately 40 to 48 percent by the year 2014, - comprising ...


  • Building green when times are lean

    In an article entitled “Actions Speak Louder than Greenwash” last December we looked at how some unscrupulous property developers in Thailand preferred to market “greenwash” rather than embrace the concept of sustainable building design and construction. Indeed, it seemed as if the property developers were suddenly falling over themselves in their rush to surf the green wave, with project ...

  • TVOC measurement for LEED/green building evaluation

    Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) may be evaluated when building designers/managers are pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC) EQ Credit 3.2. The latest LEED-NC guidance document specifies that the maximum allowed concentration of TVOC measured in a building (post construction, pre-occupancy) is 500 µg/m3; the ...


  • Proper Design of `Green Building` is the precursor of performance and efficiency

    EPC World Magazine, had a Q&A with Mr. Juzer S Kothari, Managing Director of Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Founded in 2005, Conserve is a global consulting firm based in India  with expertise in high ...

  • UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain'

    UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain’ Recently released, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report aims to tackle the sector’s oversized environmental footprint. There remains a relative lack of understanding about ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Green entrepreneurship: LDK Consultants’ corporate practices

    Implementing environmentally friendly technologies in every-day business and production deems as a modern-era necessity, within the elaboration of sustainability principles in every-day life as part of a “green” development. European policy and initiatives for environmental protection designate particular actions, such as supporting the use of renewable energy sources, energy saving and energy ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) –Sustainable Building Climate Initiative (SBCI) ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report

    United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) –Sustainable Building Climate Initiative (SBCI)  ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report The client United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • An Empirical Perspective on Building Durability

    ABSTRACT This paper presents results from a recent Athena Institute survey of the reasons for demolishing 227 commercial and residential buildings in St. Paul , Minnesota from 2000 to mid-2003. Despite the dearth of statistical data for North America , there is an increasing tendency to make assumptions or claims about the relative durability of different structural ...

  • A Market Led Strategy - UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) - Case Study

    A market led strategy - UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) Engagement for strategic development The client The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) UK-GBC is dedicated to driving sustainability in the built environment, delivering education and training to organisations, advocating views to government, promoting best practice, and providing both information ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Cost of Going Green

    In this article we discuss the following topic that has been the talking point of developers, building owners and environmentalists in general.  How much does it really cost to go green?  This article will not only cover financial aspects of building green, but the social and environmental impacts that it brings as well.  Other key points covered: ...


    By GreenA Consultants

  • Green hotel products

    The green Hospitality has come a long way from the normal thatched-roof bungalows and on-staff naturalists. All the hotels new or old has started taking environmental measures in account. In accordance with it few hotels have decorated few rooms using environmentally safe paints and also have used furniture made of salvaged forest-fire wood.But the main question which most of hotelier or ...


    By EcoGreenHotel

  • Power Africa—A Green Partnership

    Cape Town. June 2013: President Obama declared undertaking the project Power Africa—promising to reach power to double the number of people in sub-Saharan Africa. At least 70% of these people lack access to power. 600 million people in Africa live without electricity, using unhealthy forms of energy such as diesel and wood to run livelihood and small factories. This is frustrating because ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Six drivers for the development of Green IT

    What are the forces pushing companies to green IT? Andie Stephens, Senior Consultant, Business Advice looks at six drivers for greener computing Dirty Data Earlier this year Greenpeace released a report titled "How Dirty is Your Data?" which ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • How To Build Consensus for a Climate Change Program

    People who have read Environmental News for You over the last year plus know that I have been providing more solid financial and business reasons to develop a robust program, regardless of whether you call it a “Green”, Climate Change, or Sustainability. There are now many examples of companies that have directly improved their bottom line by implementing such a program. With the ...


  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sustainable Building 2010 - Becoming a supplier to Masdar City

    Becoming a supplier to Masdar City Are you interested in supplying products in the construction and operation of Masdar City? In order for Masdar City to reach its ambitious goals of being one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, Masdar City encourages suppliers to find out the carbon footprint for the products they sell and ...


    By thinkstep

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