Tag: green building

IIBEC Provides Comments on Canadian Green Buildings Strategy

September 23, 2022

By John Boling On August 17, 2022, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), announced the launch of a public engagement process for the Canada Green Buildings Strategy (CBGS). IIBEC took the opportunity to provide comments on the new strategy. According to the announcement, the CGBS seeks to mobilize national action to reduce emissions […]

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Amazon’s Arlington Headquarters to Highlight Helix

March 01, 2021

Plans designed by architecture firm NBBJ have been submitted for Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, near the United States Capitol. One of the four buildings will be shaped like a double helix and offer two walkable paths of landscaped terrain. The 350-ft.-tall tower, dubbed “The Helix,” will be the centerpiece of the PenPlace campus, […]

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Europe’s Largest Green Façade Completed in Düsseldorf

October 01, 2020

Nearly 30,000 hornbeam hedges form the “cladding” for Kö-Bogen II, a new building in Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz (plaza), Düsseldorf, Germany. Ingenhoven Architects, the project’s designer, said they didn’t want the new structure to compete with the existing buildings in the plaza, so it had to be completely different. Beneath the greenery lies 450,000 sq. ft. of office […]

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