green building

Eco-friendly building: a guide to your options

October 3, 2012 / No Comments

Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction are two topics that have become increasingly important in recent years and there's no reason why self-builders can't do their bit to help. If you are in the early stages of designing and planning your own property, take a look at these eco-friendly building materials and techniques that will help ensure your finished home ...

Taipei 101 is the World’s Tallest ‘Green’ Building

August 5, 2011 / No Comments

Those who stand tall now cannot but bow their heads and turn green with envy. Taipei 101 towers above all with the coveted title, “World’s tallest green building”. In 2007 Burj Khalifa (828 m high) transcended Taipei 101 (506 m high) to become the world’s tallest building. Taiwan has invested $1.8 million in energy efficiency upgrades which are expected to ...

Residential Skyscraper With Inbuilt Wind Turbines Goes On Stream In London

July 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

The tallest residential building in central London is also unique for being the first skyscraper in the world that has wind turbines integrated directly into its building fabric. Although the building is officially called the Strata Tower, it has been nicknamed the Razor. An apt enough nickname for the silver and black building that stands 147 meters (485 ft.) tall. ...

New York City’s second-tallest building is also its greenest

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

While designers across the globe are busy finalizing designs for the ultra-modern green skyscrapers ahead of their times, one particular high rise building on New York’s 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue has already become one. Bank of America Tower has won the "platinum" certification from U.S. Green Building Council, the non-profit council that promotes environmentally friendly construction and design.

Worlds’ Greenest Hospital under-way in Sweden

May 7, 2010 / 1 Comment

Eco architecture aimed at constructing sustainable structures has become an integral part of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact known to be caused by our buildings. Karolinska Solna University Hospital is destined to become worlds’ first university hospital to achieve LEED Gold Certification for being environmentally friendly.

Canada’s Loyalty One Building Gets the Country’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

December 10, 2009 / 1 Comment

The Loyalty One building, from where the Air Miles rewards programs are managed, has just been equipped with the biggest rooftop solar panel system in the entire Canada. The system's capacity isn't that impressive compared to other installations around the world - just 165 kW, but it's perfectly enough for the entire building, thanks to the LEED silver and gold ...

The New American Home 2009: Net zero-energy home covered in a blanket of green

January 22, 2009 / 3 Comments

The IBS 2009 in Las Vegas will bring along with many fresh ideas, some cool new blueprints for future buildings that will steal the spotlight in the coming years. But one tradition of the congregation that will once again be looked at closely for more reasons than one is the New American Home for 2009 that Microsoft and a few ...

New York Times Goes Green With its Lighting Needs

November 21, 2008 / No Comments

The fabulous New York Times building continues to be known for its brilliant green features and great energy saving campaign. Once an energy-guzzling media fort, the building has now turned into a green hub from where we not only get news, views and reviews, but also reduction in carbon emissions and power consumption. The Times Company has installed Lutron's Quantum management ...