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23 11 2020 | 12:12

Katara Towers to become the first hotel with GSAS 5 Stars sustainability rating

Katara Towers’ Development at Lusail has become the first hospitality project in Qatar to receive certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating at the design stage. The Global Sustainability…

02 11 2020 | 07:30

Bill Gates: Billionaire says buildings are biggest climate challenge as he prepares to release book on crisis.

'We don't have a way of making cement that doesn't involve substantial emissions,' Microsoft founder says. Buildings will be the most difficult innovation challenge of the climate crisis, Bill Gates…

16 08 2020 | 08:24

New generation of Greenwich Council eco-homes unveiled.

Royal Borough of Greenwich unveil new generation of eco homes that will tackle both the housing crisis and the climate emergency. Tenants have begun moving into the first of a new generation of…

10 08 2020 | 08:02

Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability.

Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure. If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy…

31 05 2020 | 06:59

EuroSun 2020 - Late Abstract Submissions until 01 June

The organisers of the EuroSun 2020 are very pleased with the high number of abstracts received so far from authors throughout Europe and the world, and thank all the authors that have submitted their…

01 04 2020 | 09:56

How architect Mariam Kamara is masterminding a sustainable future for Niger.

For Niger-born architect Mariam Kamara, the 2018 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative presented her with a tremendous opportunity. The two-year program, which pairs emerging creative talents with…

23 03 2020 | 06:35

WEBINAR: IEA SHC Solar Academy : Solar heat and electricity: PVT solutions for buildings and industry.

Over the past few years, PVT systems that combine solar thermal technology and solar PV have gained more attention. In 2018, IEA SHC started the Task 60 called “PVT systems” to better understand the…

01 03 2020 | 13:49

Buildings and Construction: A Sleeping Giant for Climate Action.

In the building sector, all trends are pointing upwards, with dramatic consequences for the climate. By 2060, the global building floor area is expected to double. Emerging and developing economies…

27 09 2019 | 10:22

Launch of GSAS 2019 Construction Management manuals & tools.

GORD is pleased to announce the release of GSAS 2019 Construction Management: Assessment & Guidelines manuals.

14 09 2019 | 16:05

Latest and Biggest Energy-Positive Building in Norway Unveiled.

The building will generate more power over its lifetime than it consumes. A new office building called Powerhouse Brattørkaia was unveiled this week in Norway that is built on a design based on a…

09 08 2019 | 07:32

Circular economy and sustainable tourism a reality on islands: business models and financing opportunities.

The International & National GTI Conference will take place at Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, one of Palermo treasures of the 14th century, headquarters of the Rectorate of the University of Palermo…

30 07 2019 | 17:26

As Cities Begin Banning Natural Gas, States Must Embrace Building Electrification Via Smart Policy.

Berkeley, California became the first American city to ban natural gas infrastructure in new buildings last week after PG&E, the second-largest U.S.

12 07 2019 | 11:36

Building circular and climate-neutral buildings for Europe.

The circular economy will be an essential building block of a climate-neutral Europe. A circular economy means making the most of our resources, doing more with less while reducing waste and energy…

24 06 2019 | 18:04

BIPV with huge potential for greener cities.

Today (19-6-2019) at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels, SolarPower Europe and ETIP PV launched a report highlighting the huge potential of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)…

14 05 2019 | 16:03

Grow your own city – vertical forests take off.

Milan’s Il Bosco Verticale (the Vertical Forest) is a high rise building populated by people and trees. It is the first of a new concept of building in cities being pioneered by Stefano Boeri’s…

13 05 2019 | 08:45

Environment Agency warns flood threat may force UK communities to abandon homes.

An increased risk of flooding from climate change may force UK communities to abandon homes. The Environment Agency has called for a consultation to review the process of flood protection for…

12 04 2019 | 09:34

Kenya to construct 2000 affordable housing units in Laikipia County.

The Governor for Laikipia County in Kenya, Ndiritu Muriithi, has announced the government’s plan to construct 2,000 affordable house units in Nanyuki, Nyahururu, Rumuriti, Wiyumiririe and other major…

05 04 2019 | 08:22

Kenya partners with China to construct the Friendship city in Nairobi.

Kenya has partnered with China for the construction of Friendship City which is expected to start late this year at a cost of US $2bn. The two firms involved; Chinese’s Damei Investment Company and…

31 03 2019 | 08:45

Commercial solar self-consumption pays off.

Seven questions about commercial solar self-consumption to Michael Vogtmann, Chief Executive of the Franconian Section of the German Solar Energy Society (DGS).

29 03 2019 | 07:28

Tanzania to construct 30,000 affordable houses.

The government of Tanzania is set to construct 30,000 affordable houses across the country as part of implementation of the election manifesto of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi. Minister for…