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 ...


  • Fluence Wins First C-MABR Contract with Strategic Partner QSY in China

    Important first containerised C-MABR smart packaged plant win with QSY is part of a longer term strategic relationship Fluence and QSY have signed a binding agreement to design, build and operate a commercial fully containerised MABR smart packaged plant in Henan Province This project is part of a broader cooperation agreement between Fluence and QSY covering three ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • `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

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Retrofitting exisiting buildings with green roofs improves their sustainability

    Retrofitting is a very common practice that consists in the addition of new technologies to older buildings or systems. A more cost-effective practice in comparison to the construction of new facilities. As for existing buildings, the aim is the improvement of the energy efficiency, through thermal insulation. In this case, green ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Guide for Design Sustainable Low-Slope Roofing Systems

    ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, through its Subcommittee D08.24 on Sustainability, is developing several standards for sustainable roofing systems. One such standard is WK26599, Guide for Design of Sustainable, Low-Slope Roofing Systems. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...


    By LafargeHolcim Ltd.

  • Green design certification set to raise bar for North American building industry

    Emphasis on LEED certification and incorporation of energy efficiency measures increasingly characterize the function of the building sector in North America. This sector witnesses a significant shift toward 'greening' and sustainability. Buildings in both the US and Canada account for a major portion of each country's total resource consumption, while releasing substantial quantum of carbon ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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