Responsible for nearly half the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – the building industry is the primary contributor to global warming. To address this issue, the national design community has called for an immediate 50 percent energy reduction in all new buildings — and the call-to-action is working. A recent success story is Alley24, a new mixed-use building in Seattle that in little more than one year of occupancy reduced the office building’s CO2 emissions within a few percentage points of the 50 percent target
NBBJ :: Sustainable Design Project Making Strides Against Global Warming.
The data are in. Divorce is bad for the environment.
A novel study that links divorce with the environment shows that a global trend of soaring divorce rates has created more households with fewer people, that, in turn, take up more space and gobble up more energy and water. The research was completed atMichigan State University
nsf.gov – News – Broken Homes Damage the Environment – US National Science Foundation (NSF).
Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company has been persuaded to relocate the site of a metro station which they had planned to build directly in front of the City Theater Complex.
The construction of the station began last Wednesday night and experts said that the outlook of the complex, which is Tehran’s most important theater venue, would be threatened if the project were to be completed.
Tehran’s City Theater Complex wins battle to move metro station site.
Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I has been designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for the project developer, Related Companies.
$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction.
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Grand Avenue Living
Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes.
Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural firms to produce houses that would incorporate solar power and other environmentally-sound designs.
Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited.
Architecture Firms Involved
Moshe Safdie, the world-renowned architect behind Montreal’s Habitat 67, has been squeezed out of drawing up the master plan for the future hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, The Gazette has learned.
The MUHC announced with great fanfare in November 2006 that it had hired Safdie to design the hospital to be built on the site of the former Glen railway yard in the city’s west end.
Architect Safdie won’t be drawing up master plan.