Green Buildings News

Mark Harper, group sustainability head, John Swire & Sons
The conglomerate has promoted Mark Harper to replace the outgoing Mark Watson.
A sustainable wedding in India
Of the 10 million weddings a year in India, a growing number are going green as environmental consciousness — and post-pandemic thriftiness — takes hold among a new generation of couples tying the knot.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
As demand for green accommodation grows, environmentally sustainable practices in hotels are becoming more commonplace — but so is greenwashing. Experts say the idea of luxury hospitality may need to be redefined for the sector to become truly sustainable.
Equinix panel discussion
EB Studio Infrastructure builders and their customers must work together to cut emissions and streamline daily operations, experts say. They can do this by shifting less critical information off real-time servers, setting power and energy efficiency targets, and using clean energy sources.
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Green Buildings Opinion

People using internet services
The world's dependency on digital technology was laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. Policymakers need to mobilise digital connectivity to improve the daily welfare of the most vulnerable populations, writes Riccardo Puliti of the World Bank.
Parks in Taipei
Green spaces are not the answer to overheated cities by themselves. Careful urban planning needs to consider their strategic placement.
Trees in the tropics
Climate change is killing trees in cities, forcing changes in urban planning.
The city of Zhuhai
Infrastructure to prevent flooding in cities has benefits for preventing urban heat.
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Green Buildings Videos

Journey to net-zero Keppel video
EB Studio Our urban infrastructure is responsible for almost 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Climate solutions need to include the biggest energy guzzlers, clean energy and retrofitting old buildings.
tlc judges
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
Paula Miquelis gitnb tcf 2018
Welcoming 3,800 people this year, the carbon neutral, zero waste festival has grown six-fold since its first edition in 2015.
Air conditioner compressors occupy almost all the open space available on the wall of a building in Boat Quay, Singapore
No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
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Green Buildings Podcasts

hotels podcast
Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability.
Keppel Bay Tower in Singapore
EB Studio The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
Biophobia in the city podcast with Dr Denise Dillon.
Eco-Business talks to environmental psychologist Dr Denise Dillon about Singapore's uncomfortable relationship with nature, whether loving nature is essential for conservation, and why climate anxiety might actually be a good thing.
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Exclusive Following the launch of the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge, Eco-Business speaks to the Group's chief sustainability officer Lynette Leong on why sustainability innovation is defining the next phase of growth for the real estate giant.
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