Saudi Arabia Sinks $26 Billion in Green Buildings

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Saudi Arabian investment in 76 new environmentally savvy construction projects is estimated to exceed $26 billion, according to Faisal Al-Fadl, Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGB Forum). Image of green conference from SGB Forum.

6 Green Buildings That Won’t Break the Bank

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Here are 6 green buildings that just about anyone can build. People often say of green building projects that they aren’t affordable. Here are six sustainably-built structures that cost very little to build.

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13 Green Building Tips From Nader Khalili Student

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If the architecture mentor is successful, his or her student will first absorb and then build upon their lessons until they eventually supersede the original teachings with new knowledge. Build to Last. Build to last as much as possible and save the earth while you’re at it.

INTERVIEW: Green Buildings and the Next Climate Summit In Qatar

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I speak to green campaigner Safa Al Jayoussi about nuclear power, green buildings and the role the region needs to play at the next climate summit in Qatar. The next stop on my whirlwind tour of all that is green and eco in Jordan is the Green Building Council.

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. Puttings its money where American mouths are this super cool company from Brooklyn called Gotham Greens has just built the world’s largest rooftop farm -– in Chicago.

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. Although they are visually spectacular, we often wonder at the true sustainability of buildings that cost millions of dollars to construct.

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&#. Erdan continued to say that “I believe that promoting the use of the Green Building Standard will produce new building standards in Israel.

How the Construction Industry Is Going Green

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In the United States, 39% of total carbon emissions are due to buildings. stem from the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings – everything from homes to high-rise office towers. green building green constructionIn other words, over a third of carbon emissions in the U.S. What if those emissions could be reduced just by using the right materials […].

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

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With financial backing, Egypt could be the first MENA country to create a viable solar-powered, modular housing prototype that can replace the boring concrete buildings currently devouring this region’s landscape.

Building Pollution Solutions: Making Bricks from Butts.

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If producers substituted only 2.5 percent of the world’s bricks with a one percent composition of cigarette butts, we could completely offset the worldwide.

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Top 10 Green Building Tips

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Top 10 Green Building Tips. If you are considering building a new home next year, there are loads of how-to books that will tell you the best and greenest ways to do so. Tagged: green building , green home , green roof , natural paint , PVC pipe , steel.

The NASA Guide to Air-filtering Houseplants

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

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. Green Living commune community living ecofriendly ecovillage going green green building green living intentional communities SUSTAINABLE

So You Think You Might Like Home-Based Geothermal Energy?

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Geothermal fields, with their pipes and tubes and turbine buildings and vents puffing out huge clouds of fog, sometimes look like a scene straight from hell. As one informative web site notes, geothermal’s power source never varies – at least on the human scale of plus or minus 75 years.

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

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Creating a sustainable home, either by building it from scratch or by renovating your existing one, makes not only for a great investment into your future quality of living, but it also impacts our environment in a plethora of beneficial ways.

Green Buildings on the Rise

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Developments in design and materials mean going green not only improves the individuals carbon footprint, but is often much more stylish than the alternative. Ben Lord, a designer from Pod Space , recently won the coveted Best Eco/Sustainability Build Northern Award for his work.

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.

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

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. Although Government Buildings are required to achieve at least two out of five pearls, villa owners only have to earn one.

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. Green Prophet met up with Salameh to get the full story. Green Prophet: Congratulations! “Green” is in my blood.

Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai

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Dubai has taken a giant step forward in greening up the city with its decision to move away from ordinary Portland cement (OPC) for all new buildings. We are looking at every element of buildings,” DM Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah told the Khaleej Times.

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

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Simple technology for solar energy production can readily supply the building with all its daytime electricity needs, but there is no information regarding nighttime power supply. Similarly, there is scant info on planned efficiencies for building systems and appliances.

Beirut’s Rooftop Revolution (INTERVIEW)

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Beirut is almost completely bereft of public green spaces. The idea of having a rooftop garden is not something new,” he told Green Prophet , “[but] the approach we took is a little bit different.”. How green roofs could work in Beirut.

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

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green building Green News green work habits how to go green reduce waste saving energy saving money solar panels eco-friendly business energy efficiency green business recycleYou may already a low impact business with an eco conscious ethos - but could you do more? The following check list will help you on your way to a leaner, cleaner, greener business and workspace.

How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

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green building Green News green work habits how to go green reduce waste saving energy saving money solar panels eco-friendly business energy efficiency green business recycleYou may already a low impact business with an eco conscious ethos - but could you do more? The following check list will help you on your way to a leaner, cleaner, greener business and workspace.

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. If you have been keeping an eye on the green scene in Jordan , then there’s no chance that you could have missed Mohammed Asfour.

World of Chlorophyll: A green building project that draws inspiration from nature

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The idea of the building the design is to create individual units that are much like the leaves of a plant in one giant structure with each unit getting the optimum sunlight along with green rooftops.

13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture From Nader Khalili Student

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If the architecture mentor is successful, his or her student will first absorb and then build upon their lessons until they eventually supersede the original teachings with new knowledge. Build to Last. Build to last as much as possible and save the earth while you’re at it.

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. I would rather put.

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

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel commissioned a very green addition to the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, and let’s just say the birds and the bees are making themselves at home! More Green Building Goodness on Green Prophet: Syria’s Beehive Shaped Architecture.

Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

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One of SUDP’s most important aims was to get the local community involved in re-building their own city so that they would have a vested interest in keeping it alive.

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Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

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The developer agreed, so SSSH sought the green building expertise of the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture (Cal-Earth) originally found by Nader Khalili. . Architecture & Urban Cal-Earth earth architecture earth building green building nader khalili

Can there be more Masdar eco-cities in the Middle East?

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Green Prophet put this question to Anthony Mallows, Director of Masdar City, and Chris Chi Lon Wan, City Design Manager, during a recent roundtable discussion. Such an inspired green development, Masdar has already had ripple effects across the Gulf. Can there be more Masdars?

Shigeru Ban’s Design Souq pavilion is made entirely of cardboard in Abu Dhabi

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Residents of Abu Dhabi might be familiar with buildings made from palm leaves and earth , but cardboard? Cardboard as a building material is growing in popularity. Design Abu Dhabi Art Festival Cardboard Pavilion green building materials green design Japanese design Shigeru Ban

Big green building conference in Tel Aviv tomorrow

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Building green, thinking green, wanting to be green? Israelis from the who’s who in green building architecture, design, policy and everything else will be seen at the David Intercontinental Hotel tomorrow September the 9.

10 Easy-to-Make Home Designs That Promote Sustainability

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According to various studies, buildings that use such design approach can mitigate their own energy consumption for a whopping 90 percent. Build a Solar Water Heater. Building a solar-powered water heater of our own is one of the best things that anyone can do for sustainable living.

Green Destination Orlando launches

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| Green Travel News |. Green Building Council (USGBC), Central Florida Chapter, announced the launch of Green Destination Orlando after a successful pilot program. All are leaders in Orlando-area green building operations, notes Belon.

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. Qatar’s revamped its QSAS green building rating system. 4- Cooperation to develop standard qualities of green building materials and system. Step back, LEED.

A Breakthrough In Indoor Air Quality

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Green Building Health energy TipsBy: Guest Contributor, John Dixon. Many of today’s health concerns – from allergies to asthma, to everyday health issues such as headaches and colds are often traced back to poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

Exclusive: Masdar City Open House Photos

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Green Prophet was there. Architecture & Urban GP Exclusive green architecture green building Masdar City organic food slideshow solar power wind powerThe first Masdar city Market Street Fair and Organic Market was a huge hit among expats and Emiratis!

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