Think Green: Energy and environmental sustainability in the design of buildings
As the world’s population continues to grow rapidly, sustainable development becomes increasingly important. The sizable energy, water and resource usage of buildings today can be managed by reducing heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting loads; increasing the efficiency of energy-using devices and equipment; and managing the energy use of public and commercial buildings. Learn what it means for a building to be considered green, and how much of a difference it can make.
Build Green: Green products testing and certification
As green development becomes the norm, obtaining the correct certification has become a necessity. With a wide range of international certification bodies capable of certifying different aspects of a building, pinpointing the correct certifications for your project can be an issue. Gain a better understanding of green building standards, certifications and rating systems in this infographic.
Enabling the future with energy-efficient buildings
With global energy use reaching staggering levels, the need for energy-efficient development is on the rise. Developing countries have begun to turn to green building solutions while developed countries re-evaluate old buildings for retrofit projects. Energy-efficient building projects require intensive investigation, purpose-made plans and constant monitoring. Adopting an energy efficiency approach can expedite your project and ensure sustainability for the future.
The world’s developing communities are becoming increasingly urban. As the urban population swells, the impetus falls on city developers and governing bodies to ensure their cities can sustainably receive this influx. Failure to do so could mean succumbing to blackouts and city-wide power failure. Learn more about the energy efficiency solutions developers can use in order to manage growing populations.