Green building certification

In our previous article we outlined a method for green building certification called LEED. Today, we would like to present other major certification rating tools. GREEN BUILDING INDEX (GBI) http://www.greenbuildingindex.org/ The GBI rating tool is developed for the Malaysian-tropical climate and social needs. Its goal is to define green buildings, promote sustainable building design, reduce […]

The Samsung Green Tomorrow house

The first home in East Asia to earn a LEED Platinum rating, named The Samsung Green Tomorrow house, designed by Samoo Architects, is a 500 square meter zero energy and zero emissions building. Its innovative facade reduces energy losts and it combines high perfomance technologies to achieve the required energy standards: heat pumps floor heating […]

LEED – green building certification

LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary certification program which has been developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that can be applied to commercial as well as residential green buildings. It represent a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of energy efficient buildings. What LEED Measures? A LEED […]

Autonomous buildings

An autonomous house is designed to use native resources to replace infrastructural support services such as electric power, gas, municipal water and sewage systems, systems, storm drains and others to reduce costs and environmental impacts. Autonomous buildings follow the modern trends as well as the net zero energy buildings and share similar design and building […]

Zero Energy Home

Tour of  Zero  Energy House, built by Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting House owner – David Shepler,  IBM Research. The first home owner in Green Acres. Video by IBM Social Media – David Shepler explains  his zero energy home functions: