At the 2018 International Green Building Conference, experts spoke about the changing face of the workplace and how human health and wellness are driving innovation in construction and building management.
Paints have been used for centuries to beautify spaces, lift spirits and keep cities cool in hot weather. Dutch paints and coatings specialist AkzoNobel is proving that paints can help build greener cities too.
Daniel Litvin –
As extreme weather events intensify, so too will the political siege on the fossil fuel industry, and rightfully so. But Daniel Litvin warns that an unthinking backlash on Big Oil could have perverse effects for the global energy transition.
Jaideep Bansal –
Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.
One might not think that the end of year holiday period, with its bright lights and gift exchanges, can be a sustainable time. Bowen Gu, CSR Asia project manager, shares ways to make the festive season more sustainable, ethical and pleasant.
Marina Bay Sands, which owns Singapore's largest hotel by number of rooms, has sustainability ingrained in employees since day one. Its efforts at reducing waste and energy use and instilling environmentally friendly values have won it not just accolades but also created a sustainable business.
Jessica Cheam –
In the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, lighting giant Philips has built one of the world’s largest city farming research facility which grows thousands of vegetables, herbs and strawberries in multi-level racks fitted with state-of-the-art technology.
Medilyn Manibo –
Growing green and leafy vegetables in the future would require the help of innovation, says Toshiba, the latest electronics giant seeking to address threats of natural disasters in food security.