sustainable building design News

  • Research and Markets: Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability - Wiley Series in Sustainable Design

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s3xbn6/advanced_building) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability. Wiley Series in ...


    By Research and Markets

  • `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

  • 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

  • Sustainable Design Forum Releases eBook Guide for Building Industry

    Columbia, MD—To explore the challenges and opportunities facing the design and construction industry in the greening economy, the Sustainable Design Forum (SDF) has released a free e-book, 'Environmental Sustainability: Collaboration and Marketing Best Practices in the Building Industry.' “Sustainable buildings are energy efficient, increase resale and lease rates, attract tenants in a ...


    By Sustainable Design Forum

  • A Pioneer in Sustainable Design, Alan Scott Joins Cadmus’ Green Building Team

    The Cadmus Group, Inc., today announced that Alan Scott, a globally recognized leader in green building and a pioneer in sustainable design, joined the company’s high-performance building practice at the end of January. Mr. Scott comes to Cadmus from Green Buildings Services, Inc., the Portland, Oregon-based sustainable building consultancy he founded in ...


    By The Cadmus Group, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

    According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What makes a sustainable design of the decade?

    Herman Miller Blog by Susan Huls: What Makes a Design of the Decade? The Setu chair earned a prestigious Design of the Decade Gold award as “Best Sustainable Design ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Inquiry into the design of a sustainable financial system

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched an Inquiry on Wed. 23 into policy options for guiding the global financial system to invest in the transition to a green economy. In the wake of the global financial crisis, there is growing recognition that the financial system must be not only sound and stable, but also sustainable in the way it enables the transition to a low-carbon, ...

  • Software helps design energy stingy buildings

    OpenStudio, a new quick, easy to use and free software tool created by NREL developers seamlessly combines the building energy simulation of EnergyPlus with the popular drawing interface of Google's SketchUp. Gone is the tedious and time-consuming task of manually entering building geometry data. Now users can quickly sketch a computerized 3-D drawing of a building and run a fast simulation ...

  • Light inspires energy efficient building design

    Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on ...

  • EPA Honors Top Energy-Efficient Building Designs

    Today, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Washington, DC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized nearly 100 commercial building design projects submitted by 43 architecture firms that achieved Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification in the past year. Projects that receive Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification are estimated to be ...

  • Korea: Urban design and green building market

    The population of South Korea has grown rapidly since the republic’s establishment in 1948 and now stands at over 48 million. This growth has placed enormous burdens on Korea’s major cities. Seoul, the capital of the Republic has a population of 10.3 million (2006). The Seoul National Capital Area, which includes the major port city of Incheon and many satellite towns in Gyeonggi-do - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • McGraw-Hill Construction and U.S. Green Building Council Renew Alliance to Advance Sustainable Design and Construction

     McGraw-Hill Construction and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have renewed their alliance to share green building news and analysis through GreenSource Magazine and GreenSourceMag.com. Through this agreement, which began in 2006, GreenSource will continue to be distributed to 14,000 ...


  • Brownfield remediation combined with sustainable heating and cooling of buildings

    Pioneering methods used in the Netherlands combine remediation of brownfield sites with the use of groundwater for heat cold storage (HCS, or ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) to achieve both low-cost remediation and sustainable use of energy. A new study demonstrates how HCS can be used to help decontaminate groundwater on brownfield sites. In recent years, there has been a major increase ...

  • Saint-Gobain builds sustainable presence with SiteHawk

    SiteHawk, the leading innovator in cloud-based MSDS and chemical data management solutions, released a white paper, “The Business Case for Sustainability and Product Stewardship”, today in conjunction with its service relationship with Saint-Gobain North America. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designing, manufacturing, and distributing ...


    By SiteHawk

  • UL Environment to Help Architects & Designers Navigate Sustainable Design Standards at Greenbuild

     An array of 300+ ecolabels and assessment tools and an evolution of green codes and standards make it difficult for architects and designers to identify authentically sustainable products. At the upcoming 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco, UL Environment and a panel of experts will discuss ways to navigate the ...


    By UL LLC

  • National Sustainable Design Expo Opens Today

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The U.S. EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo opens today on the National Mall in Washington, showcasing innovative energy technology such as generating energy from ocean waves and producing fuel from algae. It is open to the public without charge today and tomorrow. 'Green designs not only help protect our planet by using renewable fuel sources ...

  • People-Focused Designs at the Heart of Sustainable Construction

    The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the US at a ceremony in ...


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