Previously Published Monthly News Roundup

December 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in December:
- Green Building Market Doubles in Size Every Three Years
- New Campaign Aims to Reduce Power Consumption of Office Buildings in Thailand
- India’s Focus on Energy Savings Fosters Growth of Lighting Control Systems Market
- Malaysia sees increasing numbers of Green buildings
- Singapore's first zero-energy Green gallery opens 
- King Abdullah Financial District: ‘World’s Largest’ Green Building Development
- LEED versus Green Globes
- Winners of the 2013 WorldGBC Government Leadership Awards

   
     

November 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in November:
- WorldGBC Establishes New Global Network for Green Schools
- LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Programme
- Why Energy-saving Homes Often Use More Energy
- India: Green Detector Developed for Building Materials
- EU and China to Collaborate on Low-Carbon City Projects
- China Finances Brick-Manufacturing Plants for Energy-efficient Buildings
- Singapore Hopes to Commercialise Bamboo in Sustainable Construction

   
     

October 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in October:
- Building Owners in Asia Make Energy Efficiency Decisions Based on Savings, Government Policy
- Turning CO2 Emissions into Green Building Materials 
- Cebu Set to Pass Green Building Ordinance
- Vietnam: National Regulation on Energy Efficient Buildings Makes Debut
- Mumbai has Largest Number of Upcoming Green Buildings
- Enhanced BCA Scheme to Stress Socially-gracious Building Practices
- Seoul Goes Green with Energy-saving Houses

   
     

September 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in September:
- New study finds development is unsustainable and resource-inefficient in four out of five cities in China
Singapore Green Building Council launches initiatives to develop sustainable lighting solutions and strengthen product certification schemes
- Taiwan and UK representatives hold discussion on Green city development
- Green Building Council of Australia publishes new report showing sustainable schools produce high performance students

   
     

August 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in Aug:
- India introduces sustainability rating and training for schools
- Green building rating extended to smaller projects in Indian city Pimpri-Chinchwad
- Singapore’s new clean tech industrial park officially opens its first building 
- Singapore introduces certification for projects with outstanding greenery
- Australia’s Victoria state announces funding for improving building energy     efficiency
- Vietnam revising Law of Environmental Protection to improve environmental planning

   
     

July 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in July:
- Gujarat government to develop Green schools to improve learning experience
- Singapore launches eco-certification programme for shop owners
- New Dubai retail store achieves highest LEED score for commercial interiors
- World’s next tallest building project planned in China comes to a standstill
- WGBC-IFC partnership to drive Greening in emerging markets

   
     

June 2013 News Roundup

The climate crisis and Green building developments in the region:
- Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach new high; IEA says world is on way to missing its climate targets
- Global partnership to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions of buildings
- Beijing sets Green standards for new buildings
- Singapore on track to Green 80 percent of building stocks by 2030
- Singapore public housing agency to develop modelling tool to test out sustainability strategies and improve town planning
- Hong Kong considers Green requirements for new Kowloon East projects
 

 
 
     

May 2013 News Roundup
Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in May: 
- Bangkok city plan introduces incentives for Green building
- Green Building Council of Australia releases rating tool for public buildings 
- Melbourne introduces policy on energy, water and waste efficiencies for new buildings
- Kolkata town mandates solar power generation for new buildings
- Hong Kong research forecasts energy savings from Green buildings
- Singapore opens its first Green children’s library
 
 
 


April 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in April:
- Manila marks Earth Day with solar-powered pop-up pavilion built from recycled plastic bottles.
Solar-operated emergency shelter home prototype showcased in New South Wales
Jakarta mandates Green building code for new high-rise developments
Dubai creating thermal insulation guide for older buildings
Wang Shu named one of TIME 100 Most Influential People 2013

 
 
     


March 2013 News Roundup

Developments in Green Architecture and Construction in March:
- The business case for Green building
- Green office buildings bring better returns in Australia
- Regional cooperative efforts driving Green building
- Singapore and China fund Green building technology research in Tianjin Eco-city
- Toyo Ito awarded 2013 Pritzker Prize
 
 
     

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