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.
Cities will be front and centre at next year’s high-level review of how the Sustainable Development Goals are implemented so far. Before that, advocates have some ideas about what needs to happen to foster greater implementation of SDG 11.
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.
Green building standards have created more awareness of the sustainability agenda in the industry, but on their own cannot decarbonise the built environment by 2050, says Transsolar’s managing director, Thomas Auer, tells Eco-Business.
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It's time to rely on ourselves to deal with the climate crisis—not by purchasing more offsets to become carbon neutral, but to imagine and design more restorative, carbon positive spaces, says Aurecon's Amanda Bryan.
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Each year we produce more clothing, but the world is still facing a dearth of real and innovative technologies to deal with the waste produced by the fashion industry, writes University of Technology Sydney's Mark Liu. What do we do?
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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.
The new mandatory reporting of packaging data is a good start, but the Singapore Packaging Agreement could afford to go further as it enters its second decade, writes Ashwin Subramaniam from Gone Adventurin.
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.