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Saudi Arabia Sinks $26 Billion in Green Buildings

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Green Building Council as the Exclusive Authorized Education Delivery Partner to provide LEED  workshops. Ali U.

Benefits of a Green Home

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6 Green Buildings That Won’t Break the Bank

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Here are 6 green buildings that just about anyone can build. Woman Builds Off-Grid Earth Bag Home in Turkey for $3,761.

13 Green Building Tips From Nader Khalili Student

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When you’re building a home out of materials harvested in some distant land, they have to travel a long way to make it to your little plot.

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

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Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France.

Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

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Now that the Boomers are retiring and experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome, the half-century dream of living in a “green community” is re-emerging.

Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest

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The JGBC is a young and energetic organization founded in May 2009 as the local affiliate of the World Green Building Council.

Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building In Morocco

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This beautiful dome-building from Foster & Partners is the first building the firm has completed in Africa.

Israeli Environment Ministry Implements New Green Building Standards

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New and renovated buildings in Israel will now have to comply with a newly launched “Israel Standard for Green Building&#.

Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

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The filthy glass facades soar above a street-level footprint ringed by old hoarding, abandoned building material and trash.

Building Pollution Solutions: Making Bricks from Butts.

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3 Companies “Greening Up” the Workplace

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More and more companies benefit from eco-friendly building that increases property value, decreases operating costs and pays back within seven years. Green Building Council reports that 41 percent of commercial construction in 2012 was green and predicts that it will rise to almost 50 percent in 2015. The U.S.

Op Ed: Don’t Let Money Rob Egypt’s Green Building Success!

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Not since Hassan Fathy, the Father of Sustainable Architecture , has a real pioneer in green building stepped out of the shadows.

The Greenest New Invention You’ll Want to Know About.

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A new material is being developed that could change the way we look at—and through—solar power, windows, optical equipment and even automobiles.

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

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The NASA Guide to Air-filtering Houseplants

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Green Building Health Sustainability spring cleaning TipsFrom: LoveTheGarden.com. How To."

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Top 10 Green Building Tips

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Top 10 Green Building Tips. Tagged: green building , green home , green roof , natural paint , PVC pipe , steel.

TEDxAmman – Mohammed Asfour’s Green Message

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The chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council Mohammad Asfour tells us why nature inspires him to deliver a practical message of action.

Green Destination Orlando launches

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Green Building Council (USGBC), Central Florida Chapter, announced the launch of Green Destination Orlando after a successful pilot program.

Green Buildings on the Rise

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Ben Lord, a designer from Pod Space , recently won the coveted Best Eco/Sustainability Build Northern Award for his work. Much of

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

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Going green is trendy these days. Here are 4 surprising countries that are going green –and doing it right. 1. Tokelau. Latvia. Sweden.

What is Green Building?

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Learn the basics of green building, and how unique earthen techniques are using old-world knowledge for sustainable, modern homes. The post What is Green Building? appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle green building green home green living LEED natural building PHU tiny houses

Syria’s Beehive-Shaped Green Architecture

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According to Earth Architecture , half of the world’s population live of work in buildings constructed of earth.

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Jerusalem’s Green-Roofed Gutman VC is a Home for the Birds and the Bees

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Step in to learn more about this super green design and to see a few more images of this inspiring project finished last year!

Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai

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We are looking at every element of buildings,” DM Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah told the Khaleej Times.

The True Poo on Composting Toilets.

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I know. The whole idea creeped me out a little bit, too, but then I realized that human waste has to go somewhere. would rather put.

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Another Reason To Green The Asphalt Jungle

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The other hypothesis is that the green eases psychological stresses, making violent crime less likely. urban planning via shutterstock.

Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green

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Easy there, Estidama: Qatar’s developing a new building standard and it’s called QSAS. Step back, LEED. Back off, BREEAM.

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Gulf Municipality Pampers Villa Owners Who Don’t Get Green Building

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Going green doesn’t come naturally to wealthy villa owners in the Gulf. Pampering the un-green. Energy and water guzzlers.

Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design

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The schools will each cost $2 million to build – the same as other UNWRA schools in the region.

Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?

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Similarly, there is scant info on planned efficiencies for building systems and appliances. But in the Middle East, water is a greater priority.

How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

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Beirut’s Rooftop Revolution (INTERVIEW)

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Beirut is almost completely bereft of public green spaces. How green roofs could work in Beirut. The list goes on.

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For Today’s Companies, Nature Is a Top Recruiter

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Facebook’s new expanded campus in Menlo Park, California, features the  green roof to end all green roofs. This blog originally appeared on GreenBiz. It includes a half-mile walking loop, over 400 trees, and is the length of seven football fields. And the trend is growing beyond today’s ultra-competitive iconic companies.

Five Green Surprises From Habitat for Humanity

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And better yet, whenever possible, they build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. Eco Village values and EmpowerHouses.

New Green Roofed School in Kuwait Will Promote Hands on Agricultural Learning

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More on Green Building in the Middle East: Hassan Fathy is the Middle East’s Father of Sustainable Architecture.

Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust

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This ambitious little house was the first modern home fully based on green building principles specific to its Aqaba location. 

The green roof

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As said previously, the real green or living roof is only something for the house that has been designed and built with it in mind.

Design your own LEED energy efficient dream green prefab with Blu

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Tap into their “Configurator” software (link here) and choose one of their nine basic models of 1- and 2-story buildings.