A new low-energy concept focusing on solar energy promises energy savings of up to 70 % in villas in the Gulf.
22 January, 2010
Several policy frameworks to mandate more environmentally responsible building methods are being developed at both the European Union (EU) and national levels, especially with climate change moving up the policy priority agenda, reports Hriday Malik.
20 January, 2010
The future of green building is blue sky and beyond if the numbers from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) continue to hold true. It released its first leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) third-party certification tool for commercial buildings in the year 2000, and already there are over 6,900 LEED certifications in the US alone. Lyn Corum spoke to David Gottfried, founder of the USGBC and the World Green Building Council.
18 January, 2010
In terms of carbon emissions, how do we get deliver solutions to our climate and energy challenges? For those who simply wish to get there quickly, it may look easy in terms of technology. However, Miguel Mendonça of the World Future Council is convinced that getting there requires more agreement, more collaboration and more action.
07 January, 2010