Sustainable Architecture

MIT's Mass Timber Longhouse Shows a Technology-Driven Approach to Sustainable Design

MIT Mass Timber Design, a cross-disciplinary design workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed a building prototype that …

Architecture

UN Environment and Yale University deliver sustainable ‘tiny home’

A new 22sqm eco-housing module has been unveiled in New York City, designed to spark public discussion and new ideas on the provision of sustainable …

Urbanization

Doing it Right: Arch&Type Making its Mark

Seth Amman is determined to make a difference in Buffalo. His new architectural firm, Arch&Type, is focused on “design with a balanced concern for …

Buffalo

Tzannes' design for the International House Sydney reveals the unique beauty of timber

A striking, exposed timber structure is what makes the International House Sydney stand out in the city's Barangaroo precinct. Designed by locally …

Architecture

Green building initiative launches in Vancouver

The first of its kind in Canada, ZEBx aims to boost knowledge among residential and commercial building operators<p>The October civic election is …

Business (Canada)

Childcare centre in Penticton winner of national green building award

There are only nine structures in Canada that received a prestigious Canadian Green Building Award this year. One of those winners is a building in …

Canadian News

The Shortlist: AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation 2017/2018

<b>WORDS</b> Lindi Brownell Meiring <b>IMAGES</b> courtesy of AfriSam-SAIA Awards<p>The <b>AfriSam-SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Award for Sustainable</b> …

Architecture

The Challenges of Creating Sustainable, Plant-Based LEGO Bricks

Earlier this year, LEGO announced that they were beginning production on a new line of botanical-themed pieces made from sugarcane. This new line is …

Lego

How blockchain technology is changing finance | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

12 - 13 September 2018 / Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University<p>20 - 21 August 2018 / Goethe University Frankfurt / …

Economics

A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable

Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the Scandinavian-inspired design.<p>In 2015, when Danish architect Jesper Pedersen of DNA Design Group was commissioned to work on this midcentury Point Loma home in San Diego, California, …

Tiny House Movement

Geothermal-powered Forest House showcases sustainable features in Maryland

Set on the edge of a forest conservation area in central Maryland, the Forest House is a contemporary home integrated with a wide variety of …

Green Design

Sustainable architecture using wood

Ever more skyscrapers are being built in our cities. But that requires sheer endless amounts of resources. Now, some architects are looking at the …

Architecture

Sustainability vs. Resiliency: Designing for a Trajectory of Change

by Keith Bowers, FASLAImage: BiohabitatsWords matter! And being mindful of the words and terms we use professionally can only help demonstrate …

Landscape Architecture

Get a Job as a Green Building Professional - Environment

<i>For anyone looking to break into the field,</i> Becoming a Green Building Professional <i>(Wiley, 2012) gives concise, practical advice, plus a sense of the</i> …

Liberal View

Award-winning Palm Springs home embraces the California climate in sustainable style

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Poon Design Inc. has crafted a luxury residence that eschews the mid-century modern style for a more minimalist …

Architecture

6 Joliet Properties All Under $80K

You don't have to be a Green Bay Packers fan to buy this green building.<p>JOLIET, IL - This month there are some great bargain properties on the real …

Real Estate

Smart Cities Council: GBCA carbon positive roadmap only possible with smart solutions

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released a new Carbon Positive Roadmap discussion paper, which establishes the steps required for …

Sustainability

Building green cities

The partnership will begin with a core group of pioneer members formulating policies for the design, implementation and management of the …

Ecology

Vancouver to construct fire hall to Passive House standards

The City of Vancouver will replace its aging fire hall No. 17 with a newly constructed building designed to Passive House Standards. Along with a …

Architecture

Tanya Cox elected vice-chair of World Green Building Council’s Board of Directors

Tanya Cox of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has been elected vice-chair of the World Green Building Council’s Board of Directors.<p>A …

Data Mining

How risky are life insurers?

Systemic risk has been a cause for growing concern since the onset of the Global Crisis. Andrew Ellul explains his research on the lending side of …

London School of Economics

Is your building 'green'? PWD will soon inspect its sustainability

Nearly 100 engineers from the state's Public Works Department will soon be inspecting buildings for Green Building certification. A batch of 100 …

India News

Three ancient barns are combined to create one sustainable home

This isn’t your typical barn conversion. Rather than repurposing the old frame from a single barn and building out from there, London-based …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Environmental Recognition Given To Strongsville School

Strongsville Middle School achieved LEED's Silver Certification.<p>STRONGSVILLE, OH — Strongsville Middle School has achieved an environmental award for …

Middle School

A sustainable wood prefab reflects the outdoors within its minimalist interior design

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Prefab Homes

Higher education, lifetime earnings, and student loans

A central motivation for getting a degree is to increase one's job prospects. Gill Wyness discusses how having a degree does indeed increase lifetime …

Economics

Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis

1/7<p>Bicycle Transit Center<p>As bike commuting becomes more popular, facilities where you can store your bike, extra clothes and even take a shower will …

Cycling

Optus Stadium dominates WA Australian Institute of Architects Awards

WA’s leading architects were celebrated on Friday night at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 WA Architecture Awards at St Georges …

Architecture

Brandix Supports Green Building Council’s ‘Go Green’ Campaign – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun. 28 /CSRwire/ - A week-long environment awareness campaign that culminated with an island-wide sapling planting initiative …

Green Living

The economics of Brexit

2 years on from the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU, substantial questions about the path to Brexit remain. In this special edition of Vox …

Economics