Understanding climate change

It is projected that by 2100, global surface temperatures will rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius, causing glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise by as much as 2 metres. Aside from wiping out almost all coastal cities, rising temperature will bring an increase in wildfires, drought, more intense rainfall, infectious diseases, […]

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The EY Centre

The term business district often generates an imagery of skylines dotted with steel-grey, extensively glazed, monolithic office towers. Their potential to engage with the human scale—to improve well-being and contribute to the urban streetscape and natural environment—is vastly untapped. The EY Centre presents a climate-responsive office tower typology that derives its materiality of form from […]

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Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Response to The Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address


The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) welcomes the Government’s initiatives on liveable and smart city, climate change and Green finance as proposed in The Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address released on 11 October 2017. The HKGBC will continue its close collaboration with the government and all stakeholders to further the commitment for a Greener […]

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LafargeHolcim Awards 2017


The 5th cycle of the LafargeHolcim Awards, Asia-Pacific region, took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 24 November 2017. Organised by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition is held once every three years across five regions: Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia Pacific. Winners […]

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International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2017


The International Urban Sustainability & Green Building (IUSGBC) Conference 2017, organised by Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) in conjunction with the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM), addressed the importance of Green building in mitigating global warming and improving health worldwide. The exhibition gathered 320 participating companies and 34,868 trade visitors. […]

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Archifest 2017


Archifest, the annual architecture festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), was held from 4 to 15 October 2017. In its 11th edition, a lineup of more than 50 events took place at various locations nationwide over two weeks. Archifest 2017 was built upon the five pillars of the festival: Archi- Interfaces, Archicraft, […]

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GreenUrbanScape Asia 2017


GreenUrbanScape Asia, the region’s only platform unifying both greenery and landscape design communities, returned for its third edition at the Singapore EXPO and MAX Atria from 9 to 11 November 2017. Themed Symbiosis: Intense Nature Within Cities, this year’s event was officiated by Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, and Second Minister for […]

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Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) 2017


Harnessing clean energy for the futureOrganised by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) was held from 24 to 26 October 2017. Billed as Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance, ACES 2017 attracted more than 2,500 participants from over 53 countries. Now in its […]

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Biophilic Design Award


In memory of Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying biophilic design principles to the built environment, the Biophilic Design Award was offered for the first time in 2017 through the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Initiative. Kellert’s advocacy has encouraged widespread adoption of the practice. Six biophilic design elements […]

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World Architecture Festival 2017


The World Architecture Festival (WAF) had returned to Europe in 2016, after four successful editions in Singapore. This year’s event WAFX marked its 10th anniversary. It was held from the 15 to 17 November 2017 at Arena Halle in Berlin. WAFX was co-located with INSIDE, the World Festival of Interiors, and brought together more than […]

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Eco Expo Asia 2017


Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia was held at the AsiaWorld- Expo. The four-day (26 to 29 October 2017) expo featured 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. The concurrent […]

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