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    • Low-impact development (UK)

    • Low-impact development (LID) has been defined as "development which through its low negative environmental impact either enhances or does not significantly diminish environmental quality". The interplay between would-be developers and the UK planning authorities since the 1980s has led to a diversity of unique, locall ... Read »


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    • Sustainable architecture

    • Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space and the ecosystem at large. Sustainable architecture uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the d ... Read »


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    • Alternative natural materials

    • Alternative natural materials is a general term that describes natural materials like rock or adobe that are not as commonly in use as materials such as wood or iron. Alternative natural materials have many practical uses in areas such as sustainable architecture and engineering. The main purpose of using such material ... Read »


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    • ArchiCamp

    • ArchiCamp is an unofficial annual gathering of Australian and international architecture students, architects, craftsmen and artists, focused on sustainability, ethical development and professional culture. Leading Australian architects participate in the events, including Richard Leplastrier, Kerry and Lindsay Clare. ... Read »


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    • ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower

    • The ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower is a 32-storey office building under construction in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. The construction cost of the building owned by Arthaland Corporation is around ₱3.5 billion and is slated to be completed by 2017. The ArthaLand Tower will have 21 o ... Read »


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    • Autonomous building

    • An autonomous building is a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, and in some cases, public roads. Advocates of autonomous building describe ... Read »


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    • Blue roof

    • A blue roof is a roof design that is explicitly intended to store water, typically rainfall. Blue roofs that are used for temporary rooftop storage can be classified as "active" or "passive" depending on the types of control devices used to regulate drainage of water from the roof. A number of blue roof pilot projects ... Read »


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    • Vincent Callebaut

    • Vincent Callebaut

      Vincent Callebaut (b. May 27, 1977 - ) is a Belgian ecological architect. He designs futuristic-like ecodistrict projects which take account of several aspects of sustainability (renewable energies, biodiversity, urban agriculture). Vincent Callebaut was born in 1977 in Belgium. He graduated in 2000 from the Insti ... Read »


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    • Catherine gardens

    • Catherine gardens is an architectural concept where large ecosystems are enclosed in huge shells around buildings to protect them from pollution. This is also referred to as floating ecosystem as they are planned to be installed on high rise buildings or hollow ecosystems because of the empty spaces predicted in the de ... Read »


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    • Cement-bonded wood fiber

    • Cement-bonded wood fiber is a composite material manufactured throughout the world. It is made from wood (usually waste wood), chipped into a specially graded aggregate that is then mineralized and combined with portland cement. Cement-bonded wood fiber is used to manufacture a wide variety of products primarily for t ... Read »


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    • Copper in architecture

    • Copper has earned a respected place in the related fields of architecture, building construction, and interior design. From cathedrals to castles and from homes to offices, copper is used for a variety of architectural elements, including roofs, flashings, gutters, downspouts, domes, spires, vaults, wall cladding, and ... Read »


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    • Creative Energy Homes

    • The Creative Energy Homes (CEH) project is a showcase of innovative state-of-the-art energy-efficient homes of the future. Seven homes constructed on the University Park Campus of the University of Nottingham are being designed and constructed to various degrees of innovation and flexibility to allow the testing of dif ... Read »


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    • Crystal Waters, Queensland

    • Crystal Waters, Queensland

      Crystal Waters (also known as Crystal Waters Permaculture Village and Crystal Waters Ecovillage) is a sustainable housing development situated in Conondale in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. In 1996, the village of Crystal Waters was a finalist in the World Habitat Awards by the Building and So ... Read »


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    • Deconstruction (building)

    • In the context of physical construction, deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for re-use, repurposing, recycling, and waste management. It differs from demolition where a site is cleared of its building by the most expedient means. Deconstruction has also been defined as â ... Read »


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    • Displacement ventilation

    • Displacement ventilation (DV) It is a room air distribution strategy where conditioned outdoor air is supplied at a low velocity from air supply diffusers located near floor level and extracted above the occupied zone, usually at ceiling height. A typical displacement ventilation system, such as one in an office s ... Read »


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    • Earth structure

    • An earth structure is a building or other structure made largely from soil. Since soil is a widely available material, it has been used in construction since prehistoric times. It may be combined with other materials, compressed and/or baked to add strength. Soil is still an economical material for many applications, a ... Read »


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    • Earthship

    • An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by the architect Michael Reynolds. An Earthship addresses six principles or human needs: 1) Thermal/solar heating and cooling, 2) solar and wind electricity, 3) contained sewage treat ... Read »


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    • Ecocapsule

    • The Ecocapsule is an egg-shaped, mobile dwelling designed to produce more electricity than it consumes and harvest more rainwater than its occupants use. It was developed by Nice Architects, a firm based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Shaped like an egg to minimize its surface-area-to-volume ratio, its walls are made of two ... Read »


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    • Ecoscaping

    • Ecoscaping integrates the disciplines of landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science and provides an innovative approach in creating a sustainable and nature-friendly design and/or construction. Every piece of land is unique and offers different materials and microenvironments, ecoscaping aim ... Read »


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    • ENERPOS

    • ENERPOS

      $1.7 million ENERPOS (which stands for Positive Energy in French) is the first educational net-zero energy building in the tropics and one of the 13 Net ZEBs in the tropics thanks to its bioclimatic design. ENERPOS is located on Reunion Island, a French territory in the Indian Ocean. Building an energy efficient build ... Read »


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    • Enviroboard

    • Enviroboard is a paper-like or cardboard-like construction and packaging material, generally manufactured using compressed, ecologically safe, agricultural material. Most often this means employing the use of high-cellulose waste fibres, such as the post-harvest straw of rice, barley, wheat, and elephant grass or alter ... Read »


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    • Ianto Evans

    • Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, writer, and teacher, known for his work building, writing and teaching about natural building and cob. Originally from Wales, Evans attended architecture school in the 1960s. With Linda Smiley, Evans built what may have been the first cob house in Nort ... Read »


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    • Executive Order 13514

    • Executive Order 13514 is an executive order titled Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance which U.S. President Barack Obama issued on October 5, 2009. EO 13514 was replaced by Executive Order 13693, titled Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, issued by Obama on March 19 ... Read »


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    • Glassisgreen

    • Glassisgreen is a Saint-Gobain green initiative to promote the use of glass in construction of buildings to make them energy efficient. Educates, inspires and enables various stakeholders like architects, builders and energy consultants to go green with glass. Portal on Green Buildings with a huge repository of inform ... Read »


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    • Graphisoft EcoDesigner

    • Graphisoft EcoDesigner

      Graphisoft EcoDesigner is an energy evaluation tool for architects – an add-on software for ArchiCAD, Graphisoft's BIM application – which aims to provide information about a building's energy performance at the early design phases giving fast feedback for architects on the energy efficiency and sustainabilit ... Read »


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    • Green building

    • Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. In othe ... Read »


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    • Green building on college campuses

    • Green building on college campuses is the purposeful construction of buildings on college campuses that decreases resource usage in both the building process and also the future use of the building. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions, energy use, and water use, while creating an atmosphere where students can be health ... Read »


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    • Green roof

    • A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. Container gardens on roofs, where plants are maintain ... Read »


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    • Hanging garden (cultivation)

    • A hanging garden is a sustainable landscape architecture, an artistic garden or a small urban farm: attached to or built on a wall. They are mainly found in areas where land is scarce or where the farmer is mobile or not permanent. The most famous hanging gardens were the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon. They ... Read »


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    • Indira Paryavaran Bhawan

    • Paryavaran Bhawan, newly constructed in New Delhi, is India’s first on site net zero building. Features include a passive solar building design. The project, started in 2011, was inaugurated on 25 February 2014. The building is expected to qualify as a five-star GRIHA and a LEED Platinum rating. The building has i ... Read »


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    • Inhabitat

    • Inhabitat is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. Inhabitat was funded in 2004 by New York City designer and architecture graduate Jill Fehrenbacher as a foru ... Read »


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    • Institute of Asian Research

    • The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia is a research institute founded in 1978 and has been the foremost research centre in Canada for the inter-disciplinary study of Asia. With a broad geographic reach extending to China, India and South Asia, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, the I ... Read »


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    • Integrated modification methodology

    • Integrated modification methodology (IMM) is a multi-stage, iterative process for improving the performance of cities seen as complex adaptive systems. It is intended to assist designers and decision-makers, providing them a fully integrated design process plus a set of Design Ordering Principles to transform an exis ... Read »


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    • Low-energy house

    • A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house. In the practice of sustainable design, sustainable architecture, low-energy building, energy-efficient landscaping low-energy houses often use ... Read »


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    • The Model home 2020 project

    • The Model home 2020 project

      The model home 2020 project is a vision for climate neutral buildings with a high degree of liveability. The project was started in 2009 and involves the construction of six houses in five countries across Europe. Each building in the project is designed to reflect and respond to the different climatic, cultural and a ... Read »


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    • Natural building

    • A natural building involves a range of building systems and materials that place major emphasis on sustainability. Ways of achieving sustainability through natural building focus on durability and the use of minimally processed, plentiful or renewable resources, as well as those that, while recycled or salvaged, produc ... Read »


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    • One World Place

    • One World Place is a 31-storey upcoming premium office building in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. Developed by Daiichi and designed by Gensler, it was named "Five-Star" Best Office Development in the Philippines at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2013. One World Place is a Class A building and a PEZA registere ... Read »


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    • Passive cooling

    • Passive cooling is a building design approach that focuses on heat gain control and heat dissipation in a building in order to improve the indoor thermal comfort with low or nil energy consumption. This approach works either by preventing heat from entering the interior (heat gain prevention) or by removing heat from t ... Read »


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    • Passivhaus-Institut

    • The Passivhaus-Institut is responsible for promoting and maintaining the Passive House - Passivhaus building program. The "Passive House Institute" was founded in 1996, and is based and active in Darmstadt, Germany. The Passivhaus-Passive House sustainable design standards are for specific energy conservation methods ... Read »


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    • Power tower (Linz)

    • Power tower (Linz)

      The Power Tower is the first high-rise office tower to attempt to meet the strict Passive House energy efficiency building standard. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Austrian utility company Energie AG in Linz, Austria. In accordance with the Passive House standard the building has no connection ... Read »


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    • Primavera Residences

    • Primavera Residences is a twin-tower, 10-storey mixed-use development in Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Cagayan de Oro in the province of Northern Mindanao, Philippines. It contains residential, commercial, and office units designed and developed by Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), a firm specializing in green ar ... Read »


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    • Public interest design

    • Public interest design is a human-centered and participatory design practice that places emphasis on the “triple bottom line” of sustainable design that includes ecological, economic, and social issues and on designing products, structures, and systems that address issues such as economic development and the ... Read »


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    • Reclaimed lumber

    • Reclaimed lumber is processed wood retrieved from its original application for purposes of subsequent use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses, although some companies use wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines and wine barrels ... Read »


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    • Renewable heat

    • Renewable heat is an application of renewable energy and it refers to the renewable generation of heat, rather than electrical power (e.g. replacing a fossil fuel boiler using concentrating solar thermal to feed radiators). Renewable heat technologies include renewable biofuels, solar heating, geothermal heating, heat ... Read »


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    • Responsive architecture

    • Responsive architecture is an evolving field of architectural practice and research. Responsive architectures are those that measure actual environmental conditions (via sensors) to enable buildings to adapt their form, shape, color or character responsively (via actuators). Responsive architectures aim to refine and ... Read »


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    • Jana Revedin

    • Jana Revedin, architect, Prof. Arch. Ph.D., born 1965 in Constance (D), studied architecture and urban planning in Buenos Aires, Princeton and Milan and taught as a scientific assistant to Aldo Rossi at the University of Venice, where she submitted her doctorate on the role of public space in the development of a democ ... Read »


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    • Solar Decathlon Europe

    • The Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses powered exclusively by the sun. The winner of the competition is the team able to score the most points in 10 contests. On Oct. 18, 2007, the Spanish and U.S. governments signed a memorandum of unders ... Read »


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    • Street Farm

    • Street Farm was a London-based collective active in the early 1970s, with its origins in the Architectural Association (AA). Its core members were AA students Peter Crump, Bruce Haggart and Graham Caine. Street Farm was discontinued in around 1976, although Graham Caine and Peter Crump continued to work on sustainable ... Read »


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    • Subtropical climate vegetated roof

    • A subtropical climate vegetated roof (SCV roof) is a type of green building practice that employs a planted soil media installed above a waterproof roof deck to obtain environmental benefits and address sustainability concerns, similar to traditional green roofs located in northern continental United States. Soil media ... Read »


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    • Sustainable design standards

    • Design standards, reference standards and performance standards are familiar throughout business and industry, virtually for anything that is definable. Sustainable design, taken as reducing our impact on the earth and making things better at the same time, is in the process of becoming defined. There are also lots of ... Read »


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    • Sustainable development

    • Sustainable development is defined as a process of meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depends. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly ... Read »


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    • Sustainable habitat

    • A 'sustainable' habitat is an ecosystem that produces food and shelter for people and other organisms, without resource depletion and in such a way that no external waste is produced. Thus the habitat can continue into future tie without external infusions of resource. Such a sustainable habitat may evolve naturally or ... Read »


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    • Sustainable landscape architecture

    • Sustainable landscape architecture is a category of sustainable design concerned with the planning and design of outdoor space. This can include ecological, politically correct, social and economic aspects of sustainability. For example, the design of a sustainable urban drainage system can: improve habitats for fauna ... Read »


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    • Sustainable refurbishment

    • Sustainable refurbishment describes working on existing buildings to improve their environmental performance using sustainable methods and materials. Sustainable refurbishment is the equivalent of sustainable development which relates to new developments of cities, buildings or industries etc. Sustainable refurbishmen ... Read »


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    • Sustainable urban neighbourhood

    • The sustainable urban neighbourhood (SUN) is an urban design model which is part of 21st-century urban reform theory, moving away from the typical suburban development of the UK and US towards more continental city styles. It emerged in the UK in the 1990s, specifically from pioneering work by URBED (The Urban and Econ ... Read »


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    • Brenda and Robert Vale

    • Professor Brenda Vale and Doctor Robert Vale are architects, writers, pioneer researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable housing. After studying architecture together at the University of Cambridge, in 1975 the Vales published "The Autonomous House", a technical guide for developing housing solutions tha ... Read »


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    • Sim Van der Ryn

    • Sim Van der Ryn is an American architect. He is also a researcher and educator. Van der Ryn's driving professional interest has been applying principles of physical and social ecology to architecture and environmental design. Van der Ryn has promoted sustainable design at the community scale and the building-specific ... Read »


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    • Wales Institute for Sustainable Education

    • The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) is an educational building located at the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth, Powys, Wales. It was designed as a case study for sustainable architecture and green building and has won several awards. The building was designed by architects Pat Bo ... Read »


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    • Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew

    • Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew

      Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew (Thai: วัดป่ามหาเจดีย์แก้ว; rtgs: Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaeo, literally Wilderness Temple of the Great Glass Pagoda), also known as the Temple of a Million Bottles, is a Buddhist temple in Khun Han distr ... Read »


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    • World Plaza

    • World Plaza is a 27-storey office building in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. It is a development of Daiichi Properties with Gensler, the team who also developed the Best Office Development in the Philippines at the Asia Pacific Property Awards, One World Place in 2011. World Plaza is a Class A building and a PEZA ... Read »


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    • ZED Habitats

    • Biodiversity Conservation India [BCIL] is a group, popularly known as Group ZED, that is involved in providing green solutions for housing and other buildings. BCIL was incorporated in the year 1994 with an aim to move away from the 'social models' of development with grants and subsidies. BCIL focussed instead on gre ... Read »


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    • Zero carbon housing

    • Zero Carbon Housing and Zero Energy Housing are terms used interchangeably to define single family dwellings with a very high energy efficiency rating. Zero Energy Housing requires a very low amount of energy to provide the daily needs and functions for the family occupying the home. A zero carbon home has a yearly ne ... Read »


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    • Zero-energy building

    • A zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site ... Read »


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