The World Green Building Council envisions exponential increase in sustainability, setting the ambitious goal of all buildings ‘net zero’ by 2050. Building and construction industries have an important role in climate change mitigation.
Net-zero energy buildings are today’s ultimate green building statement. From the proposed Bride of the Gulf in Basra, Iraq — which will be the tallest building in the world if completed — to Tesla’s gigafactory in Reno, NV, the biggest players in building design and innovation are choosing the net-zero path. But if you set […]
There is much being written about how buildings can be a big part of the solutions to truly sustainable cities and a big part of this claim hinges on their perceived ability to deliver not only net carbon zero or positive outcomes but other essential ecosystem services as well. But how much is pie-in-the-sky and […]
ZNE, EO, NZEB, GBRI…Don’t we love acronyms? In the building design and construction industry there is an endless supply of them, and eventually they roll off the tongue of architects, engineers, and construction managers like water rushing downstream after a rainfall. Two of the energy acronyms related to sustainability that are heard more frequently today […]
Chances are you might have come across the term “Zero Energy Building” quite a few times in recent years. The reason behind this is that as the world is grappling to cope with climate change and global warming, every industry is looking to minimize its emissions and shift to renewable energy. This is particularly true […]
Everyone knows today that extreme weather conditions in various parts of the world are the result of climate change and global warming. The National Climate Assessment in the United States has found out that not just the number of heat waves, heavy rainfall, and major hurricanes has increased in the country, the strength of these […]
Man has been exploiting Mother Earth for natural resources since forever. Till now, it seemed as if the amount of natural resources on our planet was unlimited. But not anymore! Due to man’s insatiable greed for energy and resources, the time has come that we on the verge of running out of essential resources with […]
The financial benefits of green building have been well established. Studies have repeatedly shown green building certification such as LEED and BREEAM lead to lower operating costs, such as reduced utility bills and lower total lifecycle costs.
Sustainability efforts are increasingly common in the commercial real estate industry, with property owners and managers – along with their tenants – placing increased focus on incorporating design features that are environmentally sound while reducing energy consumption over the lifespan of a building.
As we all strive for a better future for ourselves and our loved ones, we must now focus on maintaining a healthy environment. We could all do a little. Even if it is just making an extra trip to the recycle center or kitting out your home with the latest solar power technology, every little helps. […]