Green Buildings

Imperial Green!

<p>IT IS a widely acknowledged fact that the world has entered a period of resource scarcity as well as environmental degradation. With the increase …

Sustainability

To SIP or not to SIP? It’s complicated.

<b>Australian company uses Structural Insulated Panels to build very efficient homes that go up fast.</b><p>Structural Insulated Panels are like an OREO cookie …

Sustainability

Building trade groups pen energy-efficiency guidelines for next mayor

Rare show of unity on green-energy policy focuses on buildings, which are the city's largest emitters of carbon<p>Trade groups representing unions and …

Sustainable Architecture

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 could generate 20 million jobs: study

The reduction of emissions has the potential to generate close to 20 million jobs, according to a recent study from the Columbia Institute.<p>According …

Vancouver

5 Ways AIA’s Latest Document Will Help Sustainable Projects

This spring, the American Institute of Architects unveiled the latest updates to its core set of documents, and the addition that has the AEC industry buzzing is the Sustainable Projects Exhibit (E204–2017). Every 10 years, the AIA updates its documents to reflect changes to the industry and set …

Construction

Greenbuild: The world's biggest green building expo is coming to Boston

The world’s biggest conference dedicated to green building is coming to Boston this November – and you won’t want to miss it. The Greenbuild …

Lifestyle

Why This Woman Is Teaching Ex-Prisoners About Permaculture

She connects former inmates to nature, and the results are amazing.<p>When Pandora Thomas was given the stage at the International Permaculture …

Lifestyle

Green Building Materials & Architectural and Interior Products India

STRATON GROUP<p>Envision your thoughts, ideas and beliefs in interiors and infrastructure products with us as we know that our work is not complete when …

India

Philly ranks 11th in nation for green buildings

It fell out of the top 10 ranking in 2016<p>Falling one spot from last year’s top 10 ranking, Philly is now 11th in the nation for its green buildings, according to the 2017 Green Building Adoption Index.<p>The index, a joint venture between CBRE and Maastricht University, defined “green” buildings as …

Green Design

Chicago Grabs Lead in Green Office Buildings, Study Shows

Chicago’s offices have gone green.<p>The windy city now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66 percent, among …

Business

Desire for signature buildings in UAE causing energy leaks, say experts

Problems with leaky buildings and poor energy use in the UAE are partly caused by climate and a desire for signature buildings, but performance is …

Construction

Our family food festival, One More Bite, returns Oct. 22

Calling all foodies big and small! Brooklyn Based Kids is throwing its second annual family food fair, One More Bite, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the …

Food Festivals

Cladding used to make Grenfell Tower a ‘green building’ may have accelerated spread of fire

The government’s building safety experts warned last year that pressure for the country to meet its energy efficiency goals meant more buildings are …

Construction

This twisting wooden skyscraper is inspired by the shape of Baobab trees

Cameroonian architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates just plans for a stunning wooden skyscraper inspired by Africa’s iconic Baobab trees. The …

Architecture

Looking Ahead: 8 Architecture and Construction Industry Trends for the Next 30 Years

VIATechnik specializes in technology for the architecture, engineering and construction industries and works with clients in the realm of virtual reality, BIM services and artificial intelligence. Architizer is glad to present a selection of the firm’s blog posts on all things AEC. check out their …

Construction

The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

This year's crop of young professionals from around the world are tackling the biggest sustainability challenges — inside companies, academe, media …

Sustainability

Musings about Martin Holladay's Musings of an energy nerd (book review)

Over the years I have learned so much from Martin Holladay’s writing on Green Building Advisor; he has been a profound influence on my thinking about …

Sustainability

Mirrored glass prefab from ÖÖD is an instant AirBnB

One of the most popular posts on TreeHugger ever was one on a mirrored treehouse hotel in Sweden; it totally broke our site. So with some trepidation …

Sustainability

Opinion: Canada's home and buildings key to unlocking clean growth

Print<p>We don’t often think about the buildings in which we live, work, learn, eat, shop and play as being major sources of carbon emissions. However, …

Canadian News

Sealed inside

Agenda 2020<p>Americans are exposed to more pollutants indoors than outdoors. One solution: Create buildings that breathe cleanly.<p>Say the phrase “air pollution” and what comes to mind? Smog blanketed over city skylines? Smokestacks belching soot? Cars packed onto highways as exhaust shimmers overhead? …

Sustainability

US3bn Retail Developments under way in Africa

July 31, 2017 Listed Property, REIT, Real Estate Funds eProperty News<p>Listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties (JSE: RDF) …

Real Estate

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to make a …

Sustainability

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Breaking News<b>Report: meat industry responsible for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico</b><p>Interviews<b>INTERVIEW: Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker on how</b> …

Lifestyle

CO2 heat pumps can heat your home and your hot water

While touring the laundry rooms and closets of Olympia, Washington after the Passive House NW conference, I saw a few of these Sanden heat pump water …

Clean Energy

A Natural Terrain for Walls - INDESIGNLIVE SINGAPORE | Daily Connection to Architecture and Design

Go into any trendy cafe today and chances are you’ll see some variation on the recycled or flax finish aesthetic. Incredibly popular and perfect for …

Singapore

Here's How to Get the Taiwan Economy Back on Course

<i>By N. Mark Lam</i><p>The Taiwan economy has undergone a sea change over the past four decades. From the first seed team sent to the United States to learn integrated circuit (IC) technology in 1976, to the dense network of small personal computer (PC) component suppliers developed in the 1980s, to …

Innovation

Put a cork on it

Cork is one of TreeHugger's favorite materials for so many reasons; it is probably the greenest insulation you can buy. Albert Rooks, who owns a …

Sustainability

How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver

A few years ago TreeHugger reviewed Emily Talen's wonderful book CITY RULES: How Regulations Affect Urban Form and learned how rules are what make …

Construction

This futuristic metal-clad residence is segmented like a lobster tail

This futuristic residential building in Luxembourg has a segmented facade that resembles the tail of a lobster or an exotic insect. Design studio …

Architecture

Pros and Cons of Investing in Energy-Efficient Buildings | Investopedia

What are the pros and cons of investing in energy-efficient buildings? With the popularity of going green, green investing is a serious option. Both …

Construction