Green Architecture – Page 4 – GBRI
 

Like all major capital cities around the world, Dubai is also planning to build a huge green space to enhance the city’s natural landscape and attract tourists. The 800,000 square mile pedestrian-friendly public park is a joint project between Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality. The park will feature 18 miles of pedestrian pathways, 12 miles of jogging track, […]

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MetLife Real Estate secured the LEED certification for three office buildings in the Waterford at Blue Lagoon office park in Miami. MetLife invested $3.5 million in the three office buildings, along with assistance from brokerage firm- Cushman & Wakefield. The U.S. Green Building Council granted the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation for the office […]

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Heathrow Airport, London has set a new sustainability target of using 100% renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050. The plans include building an R&D incubator, a new carbon-neutral runway and establishing an ultra-low emission zone by 2025. The airport has invested an initial £500,000 in the R&D incubator to minimize […]

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is all set to be the first NFL and MLS stadium to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The Atlanta Falcon’s new home will also be the first sports facility to achieve all water credits available for LEED. The venue’s management has also committed to further restore natural water systems wetlands and […]

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Swedish furniture company IKEA has come up with a futuristic, multi-tiered spherical garden designed to grow enough food sustainably for an entire neighborhood. The company has released open source plans for the garden, titled The Growroom, with the hope that members of the public will invest their time and resources to create one in each neighborhood, if not […]

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A Singapore office space at 48, North Canal Road designed by renowned architecture firm WOHA just got a green makeover. The architects at the firm adopted an eco-friendly approach and created lush pocket parks throughout the building in an eye-catching design. The building’s original design consisted of ‘fractal, triangulated geometry’.The architects carried this theme throughout […]

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Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder have come up with a thin, artificially structured ‘metamaterial’ that can cool objects against the heat of the sun without the use of water or energy. This thin film uses a technique called ‘passive cooling’  by dissipating the sun’s thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation and keeping objects […]

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