Sustainable Development Goals – 6 Ways Green Buildings Can help In Achieving It

sustainable development goals

What is sustainable development? Well, sustainable development is that development which meets the needs of the present without conceding the ability of future generations to meet their own wants. India being a rising economy has seen extensive industrialization and development in the recent past, this development has caused an adverse impact on the environment. Coming […]

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5 Significant Corporations That Opted For Aspect Clay Facades

Aspect Clay Facades

A building’s facade plays a huge role in lending a unique character to the structure’s overall image. But that’s not all, apart from rendering aesthetics it plays a vital role when considering issues of green building and sustainable design. For a building construction specialist, understanding the importance of improving the sustainability and performance of the […]

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Challenges Faced By The Builders In Selling Green Homes

Selling green homes

Buildings are unswervingly identified as a weighty contributor to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, buildings are responsible for nearly half (44.6%) of U.S. CO2 emissions – Additionally, their contributions to waste, pollution, and resource use cannot be ignored. To combat this, the concept of ‘green building’ emerged as a strong element. In […]

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“Architecture Must Be Region Specific”: An Interview with Meghna Srivastava

MAP Architects, Meghna Srivatasava

GoSmartBricks spoke to Meghna Srivastava, Director at NewARCH Design Consultants and Managing Partner at MAP Architects India. Meghna’s visions for her own architecture and for the profession are unstintingly inspiring. She believes in creating spaces that ultimately enhance human experiences, her contributions aren’t temporary but are going long way in shaping the new horizon of […]

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Benefits Of Implementing Green and Sustainable Deconstruction Practices

DECONSTRUCTION

Demolition or deconstruction is one of the most dangerous areas of construction. According to a research study for the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 40.6 percent of the overall construction fatalities occur on refurbishment sites. Whereby refurbishment comprises demolition, dismantling, renovation, and restoration works. Adding further to this figure, the German Federal Institute for […]

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Meet Shubhendu Sharma (Afforest) Who Can Grow Self-Sustaining Forests In Just 3 Years

Shubhendu Sharma, Miyawaki Technique, Afforestt

Why Do We Need To Adapt Sustainable Living And Self Sustainable Practices On Forest? United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that an estimated 18 million acres of forest are lost each year to deforestation, making it one of the biggest causes of concern responsible for the rapidly depleting natural resources. In other words, […]

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8 Green Office Buildings That Are Protecting Our Planet

Let’s begin with, The Edge, a 40,000m² office building located in the Zuidas business district in Amsterdam. What makes the Edge exception? it’s the fact that it bagged 98 out of 100 points from BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology). Yes, The Edge worlds greenest office building and has been inspiring the world since […]

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[Video] “Great Architecture Can Heal”- Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, the co-founder, and CEO of MASS Design Group, has built his architectural career on creating buildings based on the principal – Architecture That’s Built To Heal Murphy said in his talk at TED2016 “I have learned that architecture can be a transformative engine for change,” The annual TED conference 2016 was held in […]

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Saving Resource In Construction Using Modern Technology

modern construction, modern construction technology

It’s no secret that modern technologies are literally revolutionising every aspect of life. Our construction industry, incessantly being upgraded and updated with latest and modern technology, is one evident example of this. Green building is on the rise, in fact, it is has become a critical part of the world today. The World Green Building Trends recognized […]

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