Cities are Built of Steel and Cement. How Can We Make These More Sustainable? by @DavidKThorpe

Cities are Built of Steel and Cement. How Can We Make These More Sustainable? by @DavidKThorpe

It turns out, for example, that we should not be worrying about plastic bag use (responsible for less than one hundredth of a percentage point of national greenhouse gas emissions) so much as on industrial emissions, i.e. those connected with materials production, which comprise 35% of all energy/process greenhouse gas emissions. That's more than buildings (31%) and transport (27%). Of industrial carbon emissions, the single material responsible for the most emissions is steel production (25%), followed by cement at 19%. Combined, that's nearly half of all industrial emissions, and bear in mind that these two are the principal materials fo...

VolDECs (Voluntary Display Energy Certificates) launch for commercial buildings @landg_uk @TheNEF

ukgbc.org 28 Jul '15, 10am

The non-profit scheme, developed through a working partnership between the National Energy Foundation and Phil Jones of Building Energy Solut...

Market for Green Building Materials Set to Soar Through 2019

greenbuildingelements.com 28 Jul '15, 2am

sits at about $43 billion. According to the report and the USGBC (US Green Building Council), as of April 2014, more than 4.3 million people ...

Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall - MAD Architects have designed a new residential c...

jetsongreen.com 27 Jul '15, 5pm

MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. The housing...

How to Build the Greywater Planters in an Earthship - Radically Sustainable Buildings

earthship.com 27 Jul '15, 11pm

The Earthship sewage system differs from the wetlands approach in that it primarily treats the gray water inside the building and the sewage ...

Project of the Week: Belarusian Pavilion 'Wheel of Life' at ExpoMilano2015 by...

greenroofs.com 27 Jul '15, 1pm
Project of the Week: Belarusian Pavilion 'Wheel of Life' at ExpoMilano2015 by @SempergreenUSA @Sika_USA @UrbanscapeKI

Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to Octo...

@MSWarchitecture Try the first section of this for one commentator's take. @r...

buildinggreen.com 27 Jul '15, 7pm

Green building is about more than saving money, but policymakers are embracing the business c...

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