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.'
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.
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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.
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.