Green Building

Former UNFCCC leader is helming a new group and highlighting the climate actions cities will have to take in the next three years.
Gregory Scruggs April 11, 2017
Two new reports lay out suggestions for city leaders and case studies from around the world.
David Hatch March 10, 2017
ANALYSIS | New tools are helping local authorities adopt a ‘systems approach’ to understanding the full scope of their resource use — and to figure out efficiencies.
December 2, 2016

The Building and Construction Authority will use the rotating lab to test a variety of innovations for the interior and facades of tropical structures.

July 29, 2016
Once deserted, Buiksloterham is emerging as a creative hub of the 'circular economy.'
Letty Reimerink March 18, 2016

The number of environmentally friendly buildings in China has multiplied by more than 150 times since 2008, Eco-Business reports. 

August 20, 2015

Cities often overlook enhancements to existing buildings such as increased energy efficiency in their pursuit of urban innovation, The City Fix reports.  

August 7, 2015

A rooftop solar field, low-energy lighting and the phase-out of paper are among the changes making the Knesset green, the Times of Israel reports.

April 30, 2015

The requirement to use environmentally-friendly varieties of cement made of recycled material began this month, Al Bawaba reports. 

April 22, 2015

Buildings designed to cleanse the air could help Paris achieve its goal of a 75 percent reduction in fossil-fuel emissions over the next 35 years, according to the Creators Project.

January 27, 2015
Vancouver is slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by aggressively creating new district-energy systems that heat large numbers of buildings.
Frances Bula October 10, 2014

The mayor wants to trim emissions generated by public, private and commercial buildings to meet ambitious targets by 2050, the New York Times reports. 

September 30, 2014

The new policy is touted as a way to freshen the city’s air while providing other benefits that include biodiversity and insulation, Sourceable reports.

August 28, 2014

The new capital of South Korea experiments with urban design in the tradition of Brasilia and Canberra, Architect magazine reports.

August 27, 2014

The centerpiece of an eco-district planned for Wuhan would be an architectural marvel if it goes beyond the drawing boards, the Huffington Post reports. 

July 28, 2014

Africa’s architects are using innovative elements such as natural ventilation and local material to overcome limited resources, Future Cape Town reports. 

May 13, 2014

With energy demand and urbanization booming in India, the NRDC and an Indian university issue a call for greater energy efficiency in buildings. 

March 14, 2014
Japan’s capital has slashed greenhouse gas emissions from office buildings using the world's first city-level carbon-trading system. It's worked — but not for reasons that have much to do with emissions trading.
Maya Kaneko March 10, 2014

The 50-story Federation of Korean Industries high-rise in Seoul features a photovoltaic skin, Green Building News reports.

February 24, 2014

A residential complex planned for Sri Lanka’s capital would look something like a rain forest popping out of a skyscraper, according to the Creators Project.

February 21, 2014
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