Tagged with buildings

The benefits of green roofs

The benefits of green roofs

Michael Hardman and Nick Davies at the University of Salford write on The Conversation website about installing green roofs. However, for these roofs to become the norm, there must be a buy-in from public authorities and private actors. What are your views?   Green roofs can vastly improve city life, so why don’t we see … Continue reading

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Adam Fairbanks, CEO of a firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions for its commercial and industrial clients in the US writes on the Facility Executive website about seven facts about financing energy efficiency projects.  Do you agree?   7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects Facilities need energy efficiency; this is no longer a … Continue reading

Timber skyscrapers getting a boost in Canada

Timber skyscrapers getting a boost in Canada

British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit. Vancouver is planning for a 40-storey tower that would be the world’s tallest wooden building. Leyland Cecco explains latest developments in an article in The Guardian.   Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights British … Continue reading

Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

There are many studies that show the potential for existing buildings to reduce GHG emissions and we know what their overall impact on emissions is.  It is good to see an article in The Times by Louisa Clarence-Smith about the impact of some of Britain’s best-known skyscrapers. CO2 challenge that towers over tall buildings Six … Continue reading