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18 11 2021 | 09:13

Dark roofs to be banned in NSW, planning minister says

A light coloured roof could reduce temperatures inside the home by up to 10C during a heatwave, UNSW research shows. The NSW government will move to ban dark roofs as part of its push to deliver…

12 11 2021 | 11:58

How ‘Cool Roofs’ Can Help Fight Climate Change

Painted rooftops reflect the heat instead of absorbing it, reducing the need for air-conditioning and cutting greenhouse gases. Last summer, New York City endured three heat waves and many days when…

31 10 2021 | 20:32

Super cool building materials prove powerful arsenal against climate change

New building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees.  New building materials that reduce urban temperatures, and…

16 10 2021 | 13:02

The Role of Hydrogen in Heating Buildings

Climate-neutral heat supply requires a considerable transformation of the heat sector; Germany targets a reduction in CO2 emissions from the heat market of at least 40% by 2030.

03 08 2021 | 10:15

The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world

As temperatures rise, a new book delves into the environmental toll of America’s favorite way to cool off The widespread reliance on air conditioning in the US is explored in Eric Dean Wilson’s book…

17 07 2021 | 10:42

Most buildings were designed for an earlier climate – here’s what will happen as global warming accelerates

Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live and work in. Most people in the US, for example, spend about 90% of their time indoors. Climate change is…

26 05 2021 | 09:39

Mitigating climate change with smart building solutions

As the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget the bigger threat of climate change. According to the UN, climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth worldwide, and…

26 05 2021 | 08:56

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails.

Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership. A legal challenge to the UK government’s approval of a new gas-fired power plant has failed in the…

13 04 2021 | 09:58

The dirty secret of so-called 'fossil-fuel free' buildings

The ‘embodied carbon’ in the building of glass and steel blocks makes them anything but green

12 03 2021 | 10:59

5 Things to Know About Carbon-Free Buildings and Construction.

We spend 90% of our time in the buildings where we live and work, shop and conduct business, in the structures that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But immense energy is required to…

23 11 2020 | 12:12

Katara Towers to become the first hotel with GSAS 5 Stars sustainability rating

Katara Towers’ Development at Lusail has become the first hospitality project in Qatar to receive certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating at the design stage. The Global Sustainability…

02 11 2020 | 07:30

Bill Gates: Billionaire says buildings are biggest climate challenge as he prepares to release book on crisis.

'We don't have a way of making cement that doesn't involve substantial emissions,' Microsoft founder says. Buildings will be the most difficult innovation challenge of the climate crisis, Bill Gates…

16 08 2020 | 08:24

New generation of Greenwich Council eco-homes unveiled.

Royal Borough of Greenwich unveil new generation of eco homes that will tackle both the housing crisis and the climate emergency. Tenants have begun moving into the first of a new generation of…

10 08 2020 | 08:02

Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability.

Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure. If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy…

31 05 2020 | 06:59

EuroSun 2020 - Late Abstract Submissions until 01 June

The organisers of the EuroSun 2020 are very pleased with the high number of abstracts received so far from authors throughout Europe and the world, and thank all the authors that have submitted their…

01 04 2020 | 09:56

How architect Mariam Kamara is masterminding a sustainable future for Niger.

For Niger-born architect Mariam Kamara, the 2018 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative presented her with a tremendous opportunity. The two-year program, which pairs emerging creative talents with…

23 03 2020 | 06:35

WEBINAR: IEA SHC Solar Academy : Solar heat and electricity: PVT solutions for buildings and industry.

Over the past few years, PVT systems that combine solar thermal technology and solar PV have gained more attention. In 2018, IEA SHC started the Task 60 called “PVT systems” to better understand the…

01 03 2020 | 13:49

Buildings and Construction: A Sleeping Giant for Climate Action.

In the building sector, all trends are pointing upwards, with dramatic consequences for the climate. By 2060, the global building floor area is expected to double. Emerging and developing economies…

27 09 2019 | 10:22

Launch of GSAS 2019 Construction Management manuals & tools.

GORD is pleased to announce the release of GSAS 2019 Construction Management: Assessment & Guidelines manuals.

14 09 2019 | 16:05

Latest and Biggest Energy-Positive Building in Norway Unveiled.

The building will generate more power over its lifetime than it consumes. A new office building called Powerhouse Brattørkaia was unveiled this week in Norway that is built on a design based on a…