Sustainable Architecture – GBRI
 

We all know that cement industry has a massive carbon footprint. Production of concrete contributes to around 8% of annual CO2 emissions. Thankfully, cement manufacturers realize this and are looking for ways to improve the situation. LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement company, has been trying to reduce the footprint of concrete for quite some time. […]

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In the US, a lot of sports venues like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons; Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles; State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks etc. have adopted sustainable practices and achieved green ratings for the same. The latest one to embrace sustainability is the Banc of California Stadium, home […]

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The new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) located in Lausanne, Switzerland, just received the prestigious LEED Platinum certification, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. Designed by Danish firm 3XN, the Olympic House received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date. The building is […]

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The US Green Building Council (USBGC) recently awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum certification to the newly redeveloped Unilever North America headquarters in New Jersey. LEED Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification for sustainable buildings. The building was assessed across several categories including: location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, […]

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Zimbabwe’s capital has a building called Eastgate Center that houses several offices and shops. One thing that sets it apart from other buildings its size is that it uses 90 percent less energy than a similar sized building next door. The secret behind this is the building’s unique design that mimics a termite nest! Yes, you […]

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