Embodied Energy

Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Cambridge University’s Civil Engineering Building

February 23rd, 2024
Energy

“Our Industry is Not Moving Fast Enough” – UK Green Building Council

February 20th, 2024
RIBA 2024 Smart Building Overlay to Plan of Work
Smart Buildings

Reviewing the 2024 Smart Building Overlay to RIBA’s Plan of Work

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has created a Smart Building Overlay to the 2020  RIBA Plan of Work, which clearly defines the stages of development in building projects. This Smart Building Overlay acts as a resource for all built environment professionals, clients and end users, looking for guidance on how to incorporate smart […]

NASA Sustainability Base Net Zero Buildings
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: NASA Sustainability Base

Dubbed the “First Space Station on Earth” —the NASA Sustainability Base, has served as an experimental model for smart and net zero buildings for over a decade. In this research note, we explore how the building was designed, constructed, and operated to achieve a positive impact on the environment. NASA teamed up with William McDonough […]

US Zero Emissions Building
Energy

Defining a Zero Emissions Building from the Top Down

A zero emissions building is not as easy to define as you may think. Should it include embodied carbon, for example, should efficiency and clean energy generation be specific parts of the definition or should it simply refer to the level of emissions, whatever the approach? These are the kinds of questions being discussed in […]

Net Zero Buildings Gigafactory Nevada USA
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Tesla Gigafactory, Nevada

Like most of the projects Elon Musk is involved in, the plans laid out for the Tesla Gigafactory are on another scale to other net zero buildings and the project has rewritten the rules on how to design, build, and operate a facility. Covering a footprint of approximately 5.4 million square feet, for comparison that […]

Net Zero Buildings SEE Institute
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: The SEE Institute, Dubai Sustainable City

The SEE Institute is a flagship for net zero buildings in Dubai Sustainable City, an environmentally responsible mixed-use and residential district in the desert. The 50,000 square foot net zero commercial building will be dedicated to the advancement of sustainability knowledge, technology, and innovations through research, training, events and incubation of tech startups working on […]

Net Zero Buildings DBSNewtonGreen
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: DBS Newton Green, Singapore

DBS Newton Green is one of Singapore’s first net zero buildings by a bank and a great example of the potential of retrofitting over rebuilding. In line with the bank’s net zero targets, the 30-year-old building was set for demolition before a bold retrofit was proposed and approved to reduce embodied carbon impact without compromising […]

Greenwashing
Energy

EU Cracks Down On Greenwashing… Will Smartwashing Be Next?

Last month, the European Parliament set out its new Green Claims Directive, which seeks to address the rampant problem of greenwashing across the continent. Greenwashing practices have become prevalent and the new directive hopes to solve that by proposing two new laws that address vague and misleading green claims by companies. The launch of the […]

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Joyce Centre @ Mohawk College
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Joyce Centre @ Mohawk College

Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation in Hamilton, Ontario, is Canada’s largest net zero buildings energy institutional facility and was the first in the country to be awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design and Performance certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Emerging from a collaboration between mcCallumSather and B+H Architects, the […]

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