Tag: sustainability

Vertical Forest Planned in Nanjing

March 22, 2017

Nanjing Green Towers, promoted by Nanjing Yang Zi state-owned National Investment Group Co. Ltd., will be the first vertical forest built in Asia. Located in Nanjing Pukou District, the two towers will be characterized by the interchange of green tanks and balconies, following the prototype of Milan’s award-winning Vertical Forest (Bosco Verticale). The project, scheduled […]

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Green Roof River Cruise is a First

March 22, 2017

The first green roof terrace in the river cruise industry was installed on the Crystal Mozart, owned by Crystal Cruises. Sailing along the Danube River between Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary, passengers on the riverboat can now enjoy the living garden, installed by ANS Global and AD Associates. Installation took only three days to complete. […]

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Canada Overtaken by China in LEED Buildings

February 28, 2017

China has wrested the number-one ranking from Canada for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings outside of the U.S. The program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a rating system for design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. The U.S. remains the global leader at 336.84 million square meters (2626 […]

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Shingles to be Recycled

ASTM Meetings on Roofing and Waterproofing June 2016

August 05, 2016

by Walt Rossiter In 2008, ASTM Technical Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing established Subcommittee D08.24 on Sustainability in answer to topical pressures to develop sustainability-related standards for these vital building envelope components. Over the last eight years or so, the subcommittee members — and particularly the task group chairs — have enthusiastically and persistently […]

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