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  • New standard design-build and construction management at-risk contracts in the works

    ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 design and construction industry associations, design-build and construction management including NGWA, recently announced it’s publishing comprehensively updated at-risk standard documents. Design-build and CM at-risk are project delivery methods that continue to grow in importance and market share in today’s construction ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

    Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers say. The Government is now consulting on details of ...

  • Momentum Builds for One Water Management

    More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead to smarter water policies,” explains Ben ...


    By U.S. Water Alliance

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

    Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast two-year design-build stage, Degrémont will fully ...

  • HIG builds a better future

    Vision The idea behind the various initiatives originated many years ago and got a "boost" from the crisis in 2008 and all the aftereffects that it caused in the financial, social, economic, and energy industries. Innovative and technological solutions are being sought after that contribute to current green developments and provide added incentive for everyone, anywhere in the world. ...

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

    On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships". The questions to be addressed in 2013 include: ...

  • When is Building a Boat a Crime?

    Here’s a fact many in the recreational boating industry don’t know or haven’t dealt with: Noncompliance with EPA and California State regulations dealing with evaporative emission requirements in marine fuel tanks and fuel systems went into effect on January 1, 2012. Recent calls to Moeller Marine's ...


    By PRWeb

  • Building the regenerative city

    Sustainability could become the first megatrend of our new century. Cleantech is attracting more venture capital than software or biotech. Mainstream ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Is there a business case for building green?

    It's a question asked often in the building industry, Does green building pay off, and if it does, for whom? A new comprehensive report released from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) may have the answer to that question. The report, "The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • ASTM E2128 - 12 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

    This guide is intended to provide building professionals with a comprehensive methodology for evaluating water leakage through walls. It addresses the performance expectations and service history of a wall, the various components of a wall, and the interaction between these components and adjacent construction. It is not intended as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • ACCIONA will build its third Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Italy

        A Design & Build project for the Siniscola (Sardinia) drinking water treatment plant will service up to 170,000 inhabitants; at an investment of more than 9 million euro. Italy's Abbanoa S.p.a, the public sector company that runs the island of Sardinia's integrated water services, has awarded ACCIONA Agua a Design & Build and commissioning contract ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • GSA Transforms 1974 Building Into Top Performing Green Building

    Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation project in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 39-year-old facility is now a high-performing green building designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and representatives from the ...

  • Nearly 400 Northwest Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings”

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings and nearly 400 competitors in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have joined in to reduce their energy and water use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020, the competition targets ...

  • Building urban resilience to climate change

    Certain characteristics make the urban environment particularly vulnerable to heat, flooding and water scarcity. For example, buildings and road surfaces store heat and prevent water from draining away, while in times of water shortage, high population density and the demands of industry put pressure on water sourced from the surrounding regions. As climate change intensifies, it will exacerbate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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