A lush setting, natural light and ventilation, a comfortable environment, and adaptable staff are what have made Singapore's Khoo Teck Puat Hospital a special place to get better, architect Jerry Ong tells Eco-Business.
Vancouver—the mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—wants to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. Here's how the city is trying to reach that goal, and reaping economic benefits along the way.
Rapid urban growth has seen concrete blocks of skyscrapers rise in India's major cities. But a renowned architect challenges this unsustainable approach at creating urban centres by introducing 'organic buildings.'
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It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
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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.
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.
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.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
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China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
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The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.