green / sustainable buildings

The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest ­sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4%.   This building proposes a new way of working: using information technology to shape both the way people work as well as the spaces in which they do it.   The Edge uses IoT connectivity to maximise comfort and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: Case

Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. Ping Manongdo (Eco-Business) presents the top 5 green building stories in 2016.     The author states that this year, we saw buildings both new and old rise to the challenge of becoming more resource efficient. But greening buildings isn’t enough—tenants hold the key to lowering a building’s carbon emissions.     The top 5 green building stories in 2016  
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
Type: Note

PLEA 2017 will take place from 3 to 5 July 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the theme ‘Design to Thrive – Foundations for a Better Future’. The event focuses on the enormity of the local and global challenges faced in construction and refurbishing of buildings, cities and societies, to minimise and effectively adapt to climate change impacts in the rapidly evolving economies, societies and physical infrastructures.  
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
Type: Case

This report, released by Arup, explores how the application of green infrastructure to the surfaces of buildings can have a positive impact on cities and inhabitants.   Can retrofitting cityscapes with vegetation (particularly in building façades) improve the health and well-being of urban citizens? Can we use green facades to capture renewable energy and drive sustainability? The authors try to provide answers to these complex questions that demand a multi-disciplinary approach to reach a reasonable view.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

The Bauz! Vienna Congress on Sustainable Building will take place at the Messe Congress Center in Vienna, Austria, on 15-17 February 2017 in the framework of the Bauen & Energie Wien exhibition.   The event's  motto is "What may change?", referring to the 2015 Paris Agreement, i.e. the agreement on the decarbonization of the world economy by 2050. The event focuses on the upcoming changes in the area of planning and building in the years to come in order to reach this goal.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2016
Type: Event

Alles über neue Bautrends, Energieeffizienz, Smart Homes, Spa & Wellness.     Die Messe für Bauen, Renovieren, Finanzieren und Energiesparen, mit Fokus auf Umwelt- und Klimaschutz-Innovationen, ist jährlich beliebter Treffpunkt für Fachleute sowie um- und neubauwillige Endverbraucher mit dem Besten und Neuesten was die Industrie zu bieten hat.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2016
Type: Event

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that has developed the leading international certification system for green buildings, has announced that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has received a Platinum level LEED certification, the highest possible rating for environmentally conscious and sustainable buildings.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
Type: News

15 Novembre 2016: L’ADEME et le Plan Bâtiment Durable, en partenariat avec France Université Numérique (FUN), s’associent pour lancer la plateforme “MOOC Bâtiment Durable”, première plateforme de MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) dédiée au bâtiment durable et issue d’un projet collaboratif de l’ensemble des professionnels de la filière bâtiment.
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
Type: News

ATLANTA – Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input.  
Post date: 17 Nov 2016
Type: News