India is the world's third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. A new campaign seeks to make new housing developments sustainable by 2022 to help the country meet its ambitious climate goals.
Facilities managers are like orchestra conductors, helping buildings to run at optimum efficiency. As the SMART Facilities Management Solutions Exhibition approaches, Eco-Business examines their role and how sustainability can enhance a building’s assets.
What's mud got to do with sustainable housing? A new Sri-Lankan research shows cheap mud has a huge role to play in providing adequate and climate-resilient living conditions for vulnerable communities.
The construction sector, responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions and energy use, has the tools it needs to cut carbon. But the lack of data and systems of deployment is hampering the decarbonisation drive.
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Despite a growing obsession with the sleek all-glass aesthetic in architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass walls are not a good thing in almost any climate. International Finance Corporation green building expert Prashant Kapoor explains why.
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Besides greening the sector responsible for one-third of global emissions, green building certification programmes can generate a ripple effect through society and pull different sectors forward in the fight against climate change.
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The scale of the global challenges facing mankind will start to grow exponentially after a certain point, writes Volans' John Elkington. To come up with the solutions for them, we will need to understand how our cities consume and develop.
No President, no problem: Following Trump's announcement that the US would quit the Paris Agreement, mayors around the world are pledging to step up. Here's why cities care about climate change and how that's a good thing for all of us.
Design decisions today can limit the effects of climate change and help promote a low-carbon future that does not rely on fossil fuels, says Lynelle Cameron from Autodesk. Here's what designers and engineers can do.