Singapore's green building pioneer Tai Lee Siang, who has been named as the new chair of the WGBC's Board of Directors, has ambitious plans to grow the organisation's member base, boost sustainable design and transform Asian cities.
Digitalisation has transformed the way we operate our buildings, leading to the emergence of smart buildings that can intelligently reduce energy and water use and operational costs, boost their occupants’ safety and security and even alert managers to the risk of accidents and equipment failure.
Takehiko Nakao –
It is time for transformative action to build a smarter, more sustainable Asia and Pacific region through more advanced technology, says Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao.
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A new report by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council shows that every dollar invested in reducing emissions in the building sector will offer twice the savings, while also creating jobs and improving the quality of life for people.
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As population growth spurs the rise of urbanisation, energy-efficient buildings can alleviate challenges faced by cities—from climate change to public health problems to unemployment and poverty.
Producing 100 per cent of the world's electricity from renewable sources won't be enough to meet its climate goals. Broader changes to the global energy system are needed, say energy experts Ajay Mathur and Adair Turner.