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  • Green buildings: Melbourne

    Melbourne's new state-of-the-art Convention Centre has received the world's first 6-Star Green Star environmental rating for a convention centre. The award was given by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) in recognition of the centre's...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Green buildings: Darmstadtium

    Darmstadtium features pioneering energy-saving and environmental technologies. For instance, a "Calla" - a flower-like funnel-shaped glass roof - in the heart of the building collects rainwater, lets in daylight and sucks in fresh air. Cooling is...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Green buildings

    Moscow City Tower is to be Europe's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The 600-m naturally ventilated tower designed by Norman Foster will accommodate 25 000 people - a city unto itself - and the designer is aiming for LEED gold...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Green buildings: not so expensive

    A study sponsored by the investment firm Good Energies on 150 green building projects around the world shows that, on average, they cost only around 2% more than traditional buildings and yielded 33% savings on energy use. These results can...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • Green Buildings: Frozen smoke

    Following the meeting of the IIR's Science and Technology Council (STC) on June 10, 2010, Prof. Renato Lazzarin, University of Padua in Vicenza, Italy, AICARR President, President of Commission E1 (Air conditioning) of the STC gave a lecture...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Green Buildings: King Abdullah University

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has been selected as one of the 2010 "Top Ten Green Projects" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE). The annual...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Green buildings: Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China

    Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China is on, and is expected to draw 70 million visitors. With a theme of "Better City, Better Life", it aims to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and how to create an eco-friendly society....

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Green building outlook strong for non-residential and residential sectors

    Green was expected to represent 44% of all commercial and institutional construction in 2012, growing to 55% by 2016. Green home and renovation activity are expected to grow to 20% in 2012 and 38% by 2016

    • Publication date : 2013/04/25
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Environment
  • The Top 10 Global Cities for Green Buildings

    Paris, Singapore, and London came up as the top 3 global cities for green buildings.

    • Publication date : 2016/07/07
    • Subjects: Environment
  • The green building services market

    A recent McGraw-Hill Construction report estimated that among its survey respondents, green building accounted for an average of 38% of building activity in 2012.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Environment
  • Green roofs can reduce cooling demand in warm climate zones

    The impact of green roofs on building energy performance was assessed in 15 climate zones. In most regions, the reduction in energy demand for cooling was greater than for...

    • Publication date : 2023/10/24
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The European Commission releases a “Renovation Wave Strategy” for more energy-efficient buildings.

    Decarbonisation of heating and cooling is among the top three priorities of the European Commission’s new “Renovation Wave Strategy”. The strategy promotes cooling and heating using waste heat or cold along with...

    • Publication date : 2020/11/05
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment, Technology
  • PCMs to reduce energy consumption in buildings

    A recent review article describes the principles of latent heat thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials (PCMs), and their applications to improve thermal performance in the building...

    • Publication date : 2021/04/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • First zero carbon building in Hong Kong

    In order to set an example, Hong-Kong’s Construction Industry Council commissioned its first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB). A ZCB goes beyond the common definition of zero energy buildings (ZEB) producing on-site renewable energy and exporting part...

    • Publication date : 2014/03/25
    • Subjects: Environment
  • 3D printing for passive buildings

    3D printing of buildings, which has advantages in terms of cost and speed of construction, can also facilitate the design of near zero energy buildings. 

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29