green building News

  • Next generation green buildings

    The Government of Canada is investing in research that will help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced through building construction. The green building design project aims to reduce 75 percent of GHG emissions from the heating, cooling and construction of buildings, and is being delivered through the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) funding for a project led by the Okanagan Science ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green buildings on the rise

    Green building continues to gain momentum as it demonstrates numerous opportunities to improve the impacts of buildings on the environment and health. To acknowledge this growing trend and EPA's expanded role in it, EPA has released a new video on green buildings in its Green Scene series. The video features Dr. Bill Sanders, director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Research, talking ...

  • Green Building Architecture and Development

    Koch Architekten Dusseldorf - REWE Green Building Berlin, Winner "Best Building Solution" + Finalist of Sustainia Award in Copenhagen The REWE Green Building - the future concept" in Berlin is the Winner of the category ...


  • Vestas to move into green building

    Vestas, the world's leader in producing high-tech wind power systems, will move its North American sales and service headquarters into the historic Meier & Frank Depot Building in Portland's Pearl District. Gerding Edlen Development, Inc., will transform the sturdy structure, vacant since 2001, into one of Portland's newest and distinctive buildings. Construction is expected to begin in ...


    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

  • Darden's Green Buildings

    SOURCE: Darden Restaurants DESCRIPTION:With more than 2,000 restaurants, Darden's physical footprint is one of the most significant ways we impact the environment. Incorporating environmental considerations into how we design, construct, and remodel our restaurants is one of the central ways ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Next generation green buildings

    The Government of Canada is investing in research that will help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced through building ...

  • India: green building equipment

    India’s construction sector is poised to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent annually for the next two years. There was an estimated investment of USD 100 billion in the sector during 2004-2005 (March-April), with private sector contributing to over 32.7 per cent of this investment. The sector is likely to record higher growth in the coming years, due to the Government of India’s (GOI) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • France green building market

    Over the past few years there has been an increased interest for sustainable development and green building programs. Every year since 2001, a full week has been dedicated to promoting sustainable development and educating the public on environmental issues and solutions. Consensus around a need for change has steadily been growing culminating in a strong public opinion favoring government ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of “green” criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental ...

  • Ten Megatrends for Green Building in 2014

    What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the US in 2014? One of the world’s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson, offers his top 10 list of green building megatrends. At the top of Yudelson’s 2014 list is the prediction that Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green Home Building Blossoms in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Green Building Council is set to launch its LEED-for-Homes program at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago this week. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, voluntary rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green ...

  • Green building standards under construction

    The world's leading certification system for sustainable architecture is set to undergo its most sweeping changes in 2009. The proposed revisions encourage designs that would reduce a building's impact on global climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, has become the standard for green building design since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a ...

  • Can you be comfortable in a green building?

    Building performance and its evaluation have earned increased attention in recent years, particularly relating to green buildings. Much of the emphasis has been on optimizing energy and resource efficiency. Despite the recent media buzz around the actual performance of LEED-certified buildings, surprisingly little attention is being paid to the human resource within buildings. Green buildings, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Building on the Green Economy of New York

    The State of New York has launched a major initiative to attract jobs and economic growth by building on the core elements of the green economy and addressing climate related vulnerabilities made painfully evident during Hurricane Sandy. State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the plan in his 2013 State of the State Address last week. "New York is on its way, coming back stronger than ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Qatar Green Building Council’s new green building project showcased in Dubai

    The Passivhaus study seeks to establish if an eco-friendly villa can be a viable building option. Through the construction and operation of a Passivhaus villa and a Business As Usual (BAU) villa, the project’s initial data showed a small increase in capital cost during construction of the Passivhaus compared with a BAU villa, offset against a 50 per cent reduction in water and energy ...


    By Climate Action

  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

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