What is sustainable construction?

A few tips to help you incorporate sustainable practices into your next project:

Sustainable construction brings together the principles of green building methods and eco-friendly values in a bid to lighten the environmental impact of residential and commercial structures. Continue reading

French Green Building Gets Highest BREEAM Award

A multi purpose green building in France has scored a first – “Spring” in Nanterre is the first building to achieve an interim ‘Outstanding’ rating under BREEAM Europe Commercial 2009. The development by Bouygues Immobilier and Archon Group has achieved 90% – the highest ever score under BREEAM for a building at the design stage.
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“The Bridge” Homeless Assistance Center in downtown Dallas awarded LEED Silver Certification, making it the largest homeless center in U.S. to be LEED certified

Neigbourhood crime reduced by 18% due to “The Bridge” Homeless Center: The building targets a LEED Silver rating and includes a green-roofed dining room within an open courtyard, ample daylighting, which reduces energy consumption and enhance the connection to the outside world. The Pavilion reuses an existing warehouse and can accommodate 200 people. It contains ceiling fans and radiant heaters for temperature control. And finally, the greywater system is said to save more than 1.5 million gallons of potable water per year.

Full article: http://newsroom.architecturepr.com/2010/03/the-bridge-homeless-assistance-center-in-downtown-dallas-awarded-leed-silver-certification-making-it.html