• Turkey’s first vertical forest

      The Greenox Residence in Istanbul definitely stands out amidst the concrete surrounding it. Hundreds of trees cover the staggered balconies of the 16-story high rise. With a name from the words “green” and “oxygen,” the 170-unit residential tower is every bit as green on the inside as it is on the outside. The building […]

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  • Looking at a Passive House 25 Years On

    The investigation into how a prototype passive house (Passivhaus) has stood the test of time reveals that, after 25 years, the solutions based on the concept offer sustainable construction with a good life cycle balance. Passive houses incorporate a rigorous standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. The result is […]

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  • Maryland City Plans Incentives for Green Developers

      Members of a local board of officials in Frederick, Maryland are considering an amendment to a city ordinance that would allow some developers to pay reduced water and sewer allocation impact fees based on projected usage. Currently, developers are charged impact fees based on how much water and sewer capacity their projects are expected […]

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  • First digitally planned and built residence completed in Switzerland

    The project, called the DFAB House, was developed by researchers from ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in collaboration with industrial partners and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR). According to ETH Zurich, the aim of digital technologies is not only to make planning and construction more efficient, but also more sustainable. […]

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  • Finding ways to make building smarter easier

    In an effort to find innovative ways to implement smart building technology, some companies are looking to partnerships. Edge Technologies entered into an alliance with the International WELL Building Institute and wellness-focused real estate developer Delos in order to help analyze data from its latest smart projects while giving WELL and Delos access to important […]

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  • 10 of the Best Green Buildings In the World

    The list curated by Vogue Australia features some the most stunning and advanced projects integrating natural solutions to enhance the sustainability of the buildings. Among the featured properties, the Oasis of Aboukir in Paris, France stands out for its 25-metre-high vertical garden by landscape designer, Patrick Blanc, the inventor of living walls, which combines about […]

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  • How smart tech is changing commercial buildings

    A new generation of products, technologies, and analytical tools is transforming the commercial building industry. Properties like The Edge in Amsterdam and PNC Tower in Pittsburgh are showing how new technology approaches contribute to high-performance, energy-efficient, healthy, and productivity-focused environments. Other smart tech solutions merge bio-based, passive, and natural systems with technology. Read more …

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  • Using “hempcrete” to build

    An architect, property developer, and builder looking to build in the greenest, most sustainable way possible, recently put together a unique house made with hempcrete, a non-load bearing material made of industrial hemp. For more than four decades, Steve Sheldon has designed homes and buildings with sustainable building materials and energy-efficient features. When a client […]

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  • New Sustainable Jobsite Trailer Solution

    The Net Zero Trailer transforms previously utilitarian conditions of into a modern workspace using sustainable materials, such recycled felt for sound absorption, and smart technologies, like daylight sensing fixtures. The trailer designed by Pepper Construction is efficient from every perspective, leveraging technology to manage a project paperlessly while providing a healthy and high performing environment for occupants. […]

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  • More industrial developers adopting green building practices

    As institutional capital sources throughout the world are becoming more mindful of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals, industrial developers are pressured to change in the same direction. Regulations implemented by corporate and institutional capital sources, and government programs, like California’s CalGreen and LEED certification, have also encouraged, if not required, more sustainable buildings. On […]

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