Green buildings

The-Commons

Eco apartments

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Urban designer Jeremy McLeod says that building green apartments isn’t just about materials. He talks with G about the design of The Commons, an eight energy star rated apartment in Melbourne, and shares his five main tips.

Spider sxc

Biomimicry course - South Africa

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Claire Janisch who heads up South Africa's Biomimicry hub will show participants organisms that can provide us with innovative and progressive solutions to the design, engineering and other challenges that we now face: energy, food production, climate control, benign chemistry, transportation, packaging, and more. The vision is to create new ways of living through products, processes, organisations and policies that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.

sustainable building

The business case for green buildings

Friday, 12 June 2009

The evidence suggests that owners of green buildings can charge higher rents. The value of green buildings is also higher when they are put on the market. Despite the various risks, green buildings are worth developing, not just for the environment but for profit.

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