Green roof design construction

Feeling Hot : Construct a Cool roof system for buildings

COOL ROOF SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS Cool roof system for buildings is a roofing system that can deliver high reflectance (the ability to the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelength of the sun, reducing heat to the building) and high thermal emittance (the ability to release a large percentage of absorbed, or non-reflected, solar energy) is a cool roof. […]

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Concrete blocks layout adds personality to Singapore residential complex

The varying heights of 31 concrete blocks making up The Interlace, a residential complex in Singapore, aims to lend a sense of community and uniqueness to the project amid the city’s standards for economy of scale Stack the Decks: Architect Ole Scheeren hypothesized that dense urban residential living didn’t have to occur in an isolating […]

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International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI 2014)

Dear Colleagues and Friends! Greetings from ASCE India Section! It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that an International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI 2014) is being organized by American Society of Civil Engineers and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad on 17-18, October 2014 at Hyderabad. On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you […]

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5 materials that can make roofs eco-friendly

Various roofing materials can make roofs environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, writes Cris Carl. For instance, metal and clay shingles are durable and recyclable, and reflective and green roofs can reduce heat and save energy. However, some experts suggest you take note of climate patterns that may affect the quality of sustainable roofing materials, and think […]

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Concrete-crushing tech: Turning debris into reusable building material

Transforming demolition debris from the Dallas Fort Worth Connector project into usable building material not only saves the state money but has a positive environmental impact. NorthGate Constructors’ concrete-crushing plant chews up 200 tons of debris per hour and has saved more than $2 million on the Connector, said Kristen Schropp, spokeswoman for NorthGate. Material […]

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Greenbuild Expo showcases sustainable products

More than 1,000 booths showcased sustainable products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Some of the most innovative products, according to Andrew Michler, were “FilterPave,” a 96% ground glass, porous paving material, and “Grasscrete,” a concrete-filled paperboard that looks like a “big egg carton.”

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World’s first green legislative building : With Images

The world’s first green legislative building in the southern metropolis of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state. It is the first assembly building to get the Gold rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the US Green Building […]

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