green sustainable building

Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs

Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb

 

Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.

 

BUILDING LASTING CHANGE 2016

The premier green building event of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will take place at the Allstream Centre, in Toronto, from 6 to 8 June 2016.

The conference is designed to be interactive and engaging while providing time for thought provoking discussions focusing on Canada’s green building sector and the environment, offering tours, business to business meetings, education, company visits and roundtables.

 

    The event's topics include the following:

 

Intelligent Buildings International

Intelligent Buildings International examines developments in the design, construction and operating processes for intelligent buildings, and explores the wider context, including practical solutions which take into account sociological and economic considerations. Lessons from nature and vernacular architecture also feature in the journal.

The principal areas covered include:
•understanding how the built environment affects people’s well-being
•sustainable design and management
•automation and innovative systems
•approaches to design.

Towards a common language for sustainable construction

How can intelligent energy be implemented in cities if we do not speak the same language? ACE and ECP have worked together on a freely available web-based tool, the aim of which is to bring to an end the confusion that reigns when authorities, policy-makers, consumers, planners and the construction industry as a whole are talking about sustainable construction. This tool will also contribute towards facilitating knowledge transfer, and thus to the achievement of intelligent energy in cities.