Real estate firms are lobbying against a proposed change to the Science Based Targets initiative's accounting methodology for measuring Scope 2 electricity emissions, expected to be launched by the end of the year.
Vernacular architecture, which uses locally-sourced natural materials and traditional designs, could be key to climate resilience in India's built environment as extreme weather events become more common.
Tech and regulatory uncertainty, along with buyers unwilling to pay the green premium, means mid-century targets often appear more aspirational than realistic. Frequent updates to interim targets and strategies will be crucial, experts say.
Existing homes in Australia tend to have a poor thermal performance even in current climate conditions, yet the urgency to retrofit homes for better energy efficiency and comfort is given little political attention.
Following a revision to significantly tighten the energy efficiency requirements for a Green Mark certification scheme from November, almost 73 per cent of currently certified office buildings in Singapore could now be 'off the mark'.
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.
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.