As interest in health and well-being in buildings grows, the industry has recognized the need for practical tools for systematic assessment, objective scoring and peer benchmarking of health and well-being. GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessment of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, today announced the launch of the GRESB Health and […]
When it opens this summer, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will feature the only ETFE (ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene) roof on a sports facility in the United States. This resilient and transparent material, long used in Europe, will now provide Minnesota Vikings football fans with a comfortable experience inside the stadium and a clear view outside, even if […]
Famed designer William McDonough, of Cradle to Cradle fame, will debut his latest creation, ICEhouse, in Davos, Switzerland, as a place for those attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting to gather and discuss the future of Innovation for the Circular Economy. The structure has been designed to demonstrate the positive design framework described in the […]
Metsä Wood of Finland, manufacturer of quality wood products from local forest sources, is working with internationally known architect Michael Green to promote its Plan B campaign, which seeks to educate design professionals that wood should always be considered as a serious construction option. Green is famous for re-imaging existing buildings, such as his current projects – the […]
According to a recent report, soon to be released by Dodge Data & Analytics, green building continues to double every three years, with strongest acceleration in emerging economies, and clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit. Preliminary results from the World Green Building Trends 2016 report, with […]
Wangjing SOHO took first prize in the 2015 Emporis Awards competition. Its fluid design and energy efficiency impressed the panel of international experts.
BioSIPs are construction products made from waste products like cardboard, hemp, weeds, and discarded forest products. They are lightweight and efficient.
Broad Group, a Chinese construction company, has built a 57 story skyscraper in 19 days in Changsha that is 80% more energy efficient that a normal building
Green building is here to stay! As if there were any doubt, a recent study by BCC Research has shown that the market for green building materials has been increasing and will continue to climb at least through 2019, when it is expected to reach $69 billion in the US alone. Currently, the US market […]
Dow Liquid Armor is a new rubberized sealant that is sprayed on and seals cracks and gap against air intrusion. It takes less time that traditional taping.
Arup Engineering of Amsterdam has designed new 3D printed construction connectors that are lighter, stronger, weigh less and create less waste for building.
What will the construction techniques and technologies of the future look like? This infographic helps us plan for the changes that are on the way.