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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.

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

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.

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.

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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 […].

Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest

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Idle Google-ing, fueled by cups of Arabic coffee , brought me to the doorstep of a place that feels like home: the Jordan Green Building Council – the JGBC. Now they’ve just thrown down a challenge to all designers with a penchant for green: sharpen your pencil!

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.

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. States with the most green office […]. green living green work habits green companies Green Workplace

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The NASA Guide to Air-filtering Houseplants

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

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 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.

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.

Elephant Journal

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

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. Go Green Green Building Green Energy/Transportation Green Politics Green Technology Reviews Sustainability Travel Conservation Green

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. Mud, dirt and straw are the oldest building material on the planet as they are widely available, cheap and relatively easy to manipulate and build with.

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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.

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.

Another Reason To Green The Asphalt Jungle

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These thoughts are perfectly natural because many urban areas do have increased crime rates and you are unlikely to see many trees or green spaces while pounding the pavement. The other hypothesis is that the green eases psychological stresses, making violent crime less likely.

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.

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.

Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design

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A fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and modern sustainable design, Gaza’s new green schools will cost the same to build as their less-sustainable counterparts. . The schools will each cost $2 million to build – the same as other UNWRA schools in the region.

How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Business Really?

Living Green & Saving Energy

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.

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.

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.

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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Five Green Surprises From Habitat for Humanity

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And better yet, whenever possible, they build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. Check out the list of awesome green initiatives that Habitat for Humanity has been undertaking! These are just two examples of Habitat efforts that are green and growing in number.

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

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Educators are hoping to reinvigorate “the Cradle of Civilization” with a new green roofed school designed by Perkins + Will that promotes hands-on agricultural learning. Nader Khalili Built Earth Buildings Fit for Space.

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. Meet Theo van de Laar, Middle East tour guide and the guy behind the Aqaba House: Green Prophet: Holland to Jordan, didn’t you like tulips?

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. Google’s new California home, meanwhile, aims to “ blur the distinction between our buildings and nature ” with trees, landscaping, cafes, and bike paths weaving through the main structures, said its VP of real estate, David Radcliffe. This blog originally appeared on GreenBiz.

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The green roof

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A green roof, or living roof, can aid to regulate the temperature of a house or building by keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. green buildings green roofs green roof