Green Architecture – Page 4 – GBRI
 

Babcock Ranch is the first solar powered town in the world and is being developed by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County, Florida, just 20 minutes east of Fort Myers. The planned community, which is all set to become America’s most sustainable town,¬†will be powered almost entirely by the sun, turning to natural gas on […]

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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‚Äôs new home¬†will also be the first sports facility¬†to achieve all water credits available for LEED. The venue‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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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