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[France] No more stops to install green rooftops

[France] No more stops to install green rooftops

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From Private to Public in Nairobi’s Green Roof Usage

From Private to Public in Nairobi’s Green Roof Usage

Sustainable construction usually begins with public or non-profit initiatives (as Terristorias covered with its report about Ecobatiment) and is then geared towards private investments and...

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Upgrading the Empire State Building: a success story for energy efficiency

Upgrading the Empire State Building: a success story for energy efficiency

In 2009, the Empire State Building underwent a two-year retrofit of its 6,500 windows and upgraded its automated energy system. The glazed windows will reduce heating costs and the monitoring...

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HPHA recycles disused buildings in Buenos Aires to make decent housing affordable for precarious workers

HPHA recycles disused buildings in Buenos Aires to make decent housing affordable for precarious workers

English version soon available. We offer you to check the French version from now.

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Combining Sustainability and Esthetics: no compromises in the Sheikh Zayed Learning Center

Combining Sustainability and Esthetics: no compromises in the Sheikh Zayed Learning Center

The Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort is a theme park (including a desert zoo dedicated to preserving Arabian wildlife. The establishment offers standard animal exhibits and tours, but wanted a...

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Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

This question was asked by the U.S.-based Architecture 2030 firm when it realized the construction industry had the tools, talent pool and technology to achieve this. Its founder, Edward Mazria,...

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Hanover Messe: Metropolitan Solutions to Energy Issues

<em>Hanover Messe</em>: Metropolitan Solutions to Energy Issues

Hanover Messe 2012 is a long-running German convention dedicated to showcasing industrial technology and solutions to environmental and energy problems. An ever-growing problem was highlighted in...

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Bali Green School awarded Greenest School on Earth

<em>Bali Green School</em> awarded Greenest School on Earth

The “Green School”, founded in 2008 on the Indonesian island of Bali, has just received the “Greenest School on Earth” award from the US Green Building Council. The school has thus become...

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Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

There’s a new flagship sustainable building in Canada. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the newest building on University of British Columbia’s campus, is a...

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Project Sheet “Ecobâtiment” (Green building)

Project Sheet “Ecobâtiment” (Green building)

English version soon available. We offer you to check the French version from now.

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The Lego Concept: Building A Sustainable Hotel in 360 Hours

The Lego Concept: Building A Sustainable Hotel in 360 Hours

In December 2011, China’s Broad Sustainable Building Company built a “T30” 30-story hotel prototype in 15 days. Despite the time constraint, Broad managed to lower construction waste and to...

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One Small Step for India, One Billion Square Feet for Green Buildings

Hyderabad: The Indian Green Building Council government has announced that it now has “1 billion square under eco-friendly constructions, completed, registered and under development.” The...

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Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Zurich: The Holcim Foundation “encourages innovative approaches to sustainable construction” by awarding $2 millions (USD) every three years to projects that encourage ecological...

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The International Green Construction Code Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The <em>International Green Construction Code</em> Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) has released the 3rd version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The document provides a framework for states and bodies of government who...

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India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India’s energy consumption is the fourth largest worldwide after Russia. Unlike Russia, India is also facing an accelerated urban transition. Today, 30% of the population lives in an urban...

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Green building: Ecobatiment sets the example, from straw insulation to green roofs

Green building: Ecobatiment sets the example, from straw insulation to green roofs

Report available in French only (english version coming soon, thanks for your patience!).

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