Category: Green Building

cities and global warming and climate change

Mosques Solar Powered As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, in an attempt to save money and promote sustainable development. Jordan is a country almost devoid of natural resources – most […]

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Plants Clean Air, Shelter Buildings In a sheltered corner of one of the greatest megacities on Earth, there is a place where lizards careen around tree trunks, butterflies drink nectar from vermillion flowers and hummingbirds whisk the heavy air with their wings. Stand in the botanical gardens of the Bosque de Chapultepec (the Chapultepec forest) and listen […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainability Makes Business Sense In Texas An updated set of standards in Dallas will ensure that city officials aren’t the only ones concerned with green building. This month the city mandated that all residential and commercial projects must meet the minimum requirements of its Green Construction Code or be certifiable by organizations like Leadership in Energy and Environmental […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Bullitt Foundation Sets New Standard While its official opening is nearly three months away, the Bullitt Center is already being dubbed the greenest commercial building in the world, and the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Laboratory is getting in on the ground floor, literally. Currently located just west of campus on Northeast Northlake Way, the […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Green Roof Technology A unique mechanized greenhouse operation delivers its first crop of salad greens, herbs and spinach and begins to pay back a $2-million investment.  This greenhouse, perched over a parkade in downtown Vancouver, employs a four-meter-high system of hundreds of suspended trays that move to maximize exposure to natural light and to facilitate […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Best Practices On Sustainability As more people pack into cities, the environmental risks are growing—and so are the calls to make urban areas greener. Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says that mayors can promote green cities and William McDonough, Chairman of McDonough Advisors talks about the green buildings that could be constructed to fill them. […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Building Greener Homes After our recent affordable green housing project post, several readers expressed an interest in learning more about the details. You might be surprised to learn that the elements of an affordable green home are really not all that mysterious. In fact, many of them are already becoming common practice because they just […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Efficiency Boosts Property Values As e-commerce siphons an ever-larger portion of retail sales, what keeps businesses and consumers congregating at shopping malls? For Simon Property Group, the largest real estate company in the world with approximately 326 retail properties in North America and Asia, at least part of the answer is tied its innovative sustainability […]

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