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This is a joint initiative to meet the challenge of achieving stable climate conditions for future generations. Our efforts are focused on the construction industry, by which we refer to any company or organization involved in the industry of constructing the built environment. We invite stakeholders and decision makers from all areas and levels of our industry to unite around sustainability research and development.
World’s largest passive housing complex launched in Germany
In Germany, the world’s biggest passive housing complex is currently under construction. The solar-powered Heidelberg Village will comprise 162 units and a host of sustainable features, including rooftop and vertical gardens. The complex has been designed so that a wide variety…
Companies worldwide switch to solar energy
While many businesses still have a way to go to limit their carbon footprint, companies across the world are making a switch to solar energy to help meet the demands of climate change. Some of the…
Asia moves forward with green building rating systems
With sustainable design and urban energy-efficiency becoming ever more popular trends in building across the world, it has become necessary for urban centers to develop rating systems to aid in the implementation of sustainable design solutions.…
Additive manufacturing: top 10 construction innovations
Additive manufacturing is starting to take hold in the housing market. Nobody really knows what is coming next, but we do know that there is upheaval on the horizon. 3D printing has the capacity to provide…
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August 17, 2016
The green building sector is set to double by 2020. North America and Europe are witnessing robust growth of green buildings market owing to stringent environmental concern, growing awareness about environmental sustainability and regulations. This in turn resulted into huge demand for green building materials in these regions. North America was the largest regional market for green building materials market in 2014 accounting for over 40% share in total green building materials volume consumed in 2014.
In terms of volume, the global green building materials market stood at 5,500.0 kilo tons in 2014.
August 19, 2016
A new report from the World Economic Forum entitled Shaping the Future of Construction, considers the various tools that could be used to improve the way things are built. Whether it’s lean management, circular economics or cross-industry collaboration, all of these tools are important. But it’s circular-economy thinking, it sqys, that can have a truly radical impact on the built environment, as well as people’s health and well-being.
August 19, 2016
China is looking at green infrastructure to counter climate impacts. China has a long tradition of mastering water engineering, yet its stone dykes along rivers, and drainage pipes under roads have been failing all too often and this “gray infrastructure” may not be able to effectively protect urban areas.
China is looking to harness a “green infrastructure” approach, as well as partnerships on flood risk management covering entire river basins.
August 19, 2016