Archinect - News 2014-04-18T11:47:59-04:00 Thousand dollar house, million dollar view Alexander Walter 2014-03-05T15:29:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:24:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New homes in America are a lot bigger than they used to be. In fact since 1950 they've doubled in size, to an average about 2,500-square feet per home. And a bigger home generally uses more energy. So one college professor is attempting to trash some of our ideas about home ownership, by sleeping in a six-by-six-foot dumpster. [...] this month, Wilson moved into a sanitized recycling dumpster on the Austin, Texas, campus of Huston-Tillotson University.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Student-designed floating islands could house Brazil's offshore oil workers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-25T19:18:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T22:18:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Your assignment is to come up with an idea so revolutionary that it could be considered an important advance in industrial design. Students at Rice University in Houston accomplished that with plans for a floating city that is being considered by one of the world's largest oil companies. Last year, the students won the inaugural Odebrecht Award for a radical design of man-made floating islands where as many as 25,000 oil workers and their families could live.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously featured in our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>&nbsp;series, "The Petropolis of Tomorrow" proposes a new style of floating company towns to aid Brazil in offshore oil findings. NPR now reports that the project has surpassed its academic role to be considered by Petrobas, a Brazilian oil company, as a potential solution for housing workers on man-made islands within the next five years.</p><p>Neeraj Bhatia, author of "Petropolis" and professor of the Rice University students who conceived of the project, is also co-editor of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">upcoming&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bracket 4&nbsp;</em></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue, [takes action]</a>. [takes action] <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">submissions</a> are open until March 10.</p> Consider the dumpster... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-25T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:08:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long and varied history of waste and its removal in New York from the 18th century onwards is the subject of Elizabeth Royte&rsquo;s 2005 book Garbage Land and of the Urban Omnibus City of Systems video she narrates. In the video, Royte describes how her research into where exactly her trash was going after she threw it out has led her to become a more ecological citizen, with &ldquo;a systems view&rdquo; of our interconnected processes of manufacturing, transportation, disposal and re-use.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater? Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:40:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:44-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world &ndash; including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. [...] &ldquo;All my work is driven by a frustration with the word &lsquo;sustainable&rsquo;,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It suggests something that is just about good enough, but we need to be looking at truly restorative solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Is this good "Dirtt"? Emily Kemper 2014-01-30T02:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-25T13:49:12-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canadian company Dirtt provides reusable building components and 3D design software, but is still convincing architects it's more sustainable than other options - and worth the price</p></em><br /><br /><p>My friend Bill wrote this article in the Guardian about a Canadian company called DIRTT, which claims to be reducing construction-related waste with its 3D modeling software and "made-to-order building materials that snap into place". &nbsp;It's being used by companies such as Google and Skechers... check out the article and let me know what you think about this product. &nbsp;Is this as innovative as it sounds?&nbsp; Is there a comparable solution on the market? &nbsp;Would you consider using such a product in your designs?</p> Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-09T18:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T13:22:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="645" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Yesterday, DS+R announced in their proposal for MoMA's redesign that the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum would have to be demolished</a>. Backlash from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkMoMA</a> community quickly arose: architects and critics called the choice callous and unsustainable, outraged not only by the Folk Art Museum's destruction but also the design that would take its place, and its impact on New York's (and DS+R's) reputation.</p> <p> We've gathered a slew of responses to the proposal, both indignant and accepting, from Archinect contributors and beyond, and will be following developments closely. Here are a few of those thoughts:</p> <p> <em><strong>From the Archinect news post,&nbsp;</strong></em><em><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a>:</strong></em></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Donna Sink</strong></a>:&nbsp;"All of DSR's previous work is tarnished by this."</p> <p> <strong>Darkman</strong>: "This solidifies Rem Koolhaas as the best architect-thinker of our time, for his original MoMA proposal, "MoMA, Inc." "</p> <p> <strong>thebeigecity</strong>: "As for the Folk Art Museum - it was cramped and cloying, ov...</p> Architecture start-up's software models steel skeletons of any surface Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:21:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using digital fabrication and some clever tricks we're able to manufacture beautiful, low cost structures which easily bolt together. You design for it like it's a big imaginary 3D printer then you and your friends get together and bolt your house together! [...] It works like a techno version of a barn raising.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architecture start-up Arcology Now wants to provide an alternative to 3D printing building technologies, focusing on reliable materials and elbow grease. The Phoenix, Arizona group has developed a digital fabrication software that generates a framework for any 3D surface out of steel tubes and bolts. For example, if you scanned an igloo, the software would model something like one of those geodesic dome playground structures. The software also produces manufacturing and building instructions, that is then coded directly onto the individual steel bars during manufacturing.</p> <p> The entire structure is then built in modules, so many people can work in parallel following the instructions on the physical materials.&nbsp;Arcology Now's eventual plan is to produce entire communities in this way, and is working on methods to insulate and install power distribution systems.</p> Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects wins an ARC13 Architecture Award Alexander Walter 2013-12-02T18:28:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T18:30:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ultramodern Villa Kogelhof in Kamperland, the Netherlands has just been awarded one of the prestigious Dutch ARC13 Architecture Prize. The building's designers, Amsterdam-based Paul de Ruiter Architects, were honored with the prize &mdash; alongside three other award winners &mdash; at a festive award ceremony in Rotterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photography by Jeroen Musch.</em></p> Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge 2013 Winners reinvent safe, sustainable building products Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:59:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:59:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right honored the winners of their Innovation Challenge on Nov. 15 at the Innovation Celebration in New York City. The challenge was established in 2012 as a chance for innovators to reinvent and respond to the issues on how building products are designed, manufactured, and consumed.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Starting from 144 applicants to 10 finalists, the jury chose four winners:</p> <ul><li> 1st place: bioMASON biobrick</li> <li> 2nd place: Ecovative Mushroom Insulation</li> <li> 3rd place tie: ECOR Universal Construction Panels and ROMA Domus Mineral Paints</li> </ul><p> Ecovative is also the winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a>.</p> “Prime Cut” by Rutz Architekten - winning entry for Architecture at Zero 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-12T14:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T03:53:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Prime Cut" by Swiss firm Rutz Architekten won a Merit Award in the 2013 Architecture at Zero competition we just featured. Student and professional entrants were required to design a zero-net energy, mixed use, affordable residential building for the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture at Zero 2013 winners announced</a></p> Architecture at Zero 2013 winners announced Justine Testado 2013-11-12T13:45:00-05:00 >2013-11-12T15:01:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the Architecture at Zero 2013 competition. Architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals worldwide were invited to submit their designs of a zero-net energy, mixed-use, and affordable residential building for the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Prime Cut&rdquo; by Rutz Architekten - winning entry for Architecture at Zero 2013</a></p> Winners of the World Habitat Awards 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-05T13:21:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T13:24:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2013 World Habitat Awards were officially announced by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) on Oct. 7 during World Habitat Day in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia. Out of 200 entries from around the world, the winning projects were selected based on which ones presented the most innovative and sustainable housing solutions to support economic and community restoration and provide for homeless individuals.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Sustainability Hangover: a film starring architects. Sponsor 2013-10-25T17:49:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T20:23:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p> <p> <strong>By the Academic Director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE Master in Architectural Management and Design</a>, Juan Lago Nov&aacute;s.</strong></p> <p> I&rsquo;m sure most of us have seen the inspiring talk by Bjarke Ingels at TED about &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedonistic sustainability</a>&rdquo;, but I would like to reflect about it from an educational point of view and the responsibility of educators about this.</p> <p> One of the many positive situations that this world economic crisis has produced, is probably the fact that our teen age in the 21st century has finished. There are no more parties, no more &ldquo;everything is going to be ok&rdquo; and no more cash to spend in that last drink&hellip; Architects must start taking responsibilities towards our environment, and I mean an environment beyond trees on buildings or birds on trendy images. We all know by now the impact that the AEC industry has in the green environment. Over the last two decades, architects have done a big effort to design more sustainable buildings, sustainable...</p> ‘Mushroom Plastics’ initiative Ecovative wins 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Alexander Walter 2013-10-22T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:49:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the past few weeks, the Buckminster Fuller Institute has been introducing numerous finalist entries for the sixth annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge [...]. Today now, the BFI announced the overall challenge winner: Ecovative, a Green Island, NY-based materials science company that has developed a new class of home-compostable bio-plastics based on living organisms, mushroom mycelia &mdash; a high-performing, environmentally responsible alternative to traditional plastic materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The 'mushroom material' inventors, Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecovative</a> Team, will be awarded the $100,000 cash prize at a ceremony at Cooper Union in New York City on November 18, 2013.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists</a></p> Announcing the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists Justine Testado 2013-10-15T21:16:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T19:06:39-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the finalists for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge today. Out of 19 semi-finalists--who we previously covered back in August--the distinguished Jury selected the top five after a day of deliberation on Oct. 7.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalists announced</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Mushroom Plastics&rsquo; initiative Ecovative wins 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> Biobulb turns E. Coli into sustainable light source Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-30T14:29:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:52:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ecosystem will consist of several different microbes, each of which plays a role in nutrient recycling and population control. The result is a closed ecosystem that will sustain itself with the addition of just light [...] The result will be a stable, closed, microbial ecosystem that glows in the dark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Undergraduate researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are developing a sustainable bacterial ecosystem that will be able to produce light. The "Biobulb" will use a lab-neutered version of the E. Coli bacteria (totally harmless) that has been encoded with the gene for bioluminescence, the same phenomenon that accounts for a firefly's glow. A cocktail of other bacteria will support the E. Coli in a closed ecosystem that needs only light to stay alive -- and the entire thing can fit in a jar.</p> <p> The three undergraduates working on Biobulb (AnaElise Beckman, Alexandra Cohn, and Michael Zaiken, part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frontier Fellows program</a>) are seeking funding for the project through <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RocketHub</a>, an online crowd-sourcing platform tailored more toward scientific and philanthropic ventures than consumer/creative goods. For a donation of $1,000 or more, the team will encrypt a personalized message of up to 40 characters onto the E. Coli DNA.</p> <p> Just how bright the Biobulb will be is unc...</p> Team UOW Australia Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon China Justine Testado 2013-08-15T12:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:33:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Aug. 11, the Illawarra Flame House of Team UOW Australia (University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra Institute) won the 2013 Solar Decathlon China. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Administration China, the competition challenged university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish. Participants included 22 teams from 35 universities, with students of over 35 nationalities in 13 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cardborigami: Designed to Help the Homeless Justine Testado 2013-07-31T19:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-09T10:22:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Tina Hovsepian of global architecture firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Callison</a> was driven by the need to help homeless individuals in Los Angeles when she designed the first prototype for the "Cardborigami" shelter during her fourth year at USC's School of Architecture. Cardborigami, which has grown into a non-profit organization, provides temporary housing for the homeless as part of a process to help them gradually overcome their state of homelessness.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> The Cardborigami shelter balances innovative design and functionality. The application of traditional origami techniques onto cardboard gives the shelter a beautiful form. Before its modified origami form, the shelter was originally a re-design of an Air-stream trailer. "The idea is to deploy a trailer to a disaster site where mass shelter is needed, then the trailer expands to 20 times its length and twice its width to provide instant space," Hovsepian explained over email. "The form was then revised and re-scaled to fulfill its potential as a portable...</p> Winners of 2013 Architecture of Necessity Triennial Alexander Walter 2013-07-08T20:47:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:22:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish Virserum Art Museum has announced the 2013 winners of Architecture of Necessity, the triennial for sustainable community building. Over the recent years, the manifesto, written in protest of a lack of ambition for sustainable community building, has developed into both an exhibition and an international triennial for sustainable community building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Baharash Architecture Wins Dubai Sustainable City Project Alexander Walter 2013-06-12T19:17:00-04:00 >2013-06-13T13:48:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Emerging London-based firm Baharash Architecture has been selected to design phase 2 of the 46-hectar Dubai Sustainable City development. The practice is set to open an office in Dubai following the victory against international anonymous teams from the United States, Lebanon, Jordan, UK, and UAE.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Seattle’s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day Alexander Walter 2013-04-23T16:37:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T17:21:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, on Earth Day, Seattle's latest green building celebrated its grand opening: The Bullitt Center, a super-efficient office space at 1501 East Madison Street, was designed to become the world&rsquo;s largest functioning, commercial Living Building, using an estimated 83 percent less energy than a typical Seattle office building and achieving Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AIA Selects 2013 COTE Top Ten Green Projects Alexander Walter 2013-04-22T21:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T18:10:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions have been selected by the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) today. The COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, now in its 17th year, celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T15:27:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>KREOD, a portable wooden structure revealed in London last September, has recently been recognized with a Surface Design Award for Temporary Structure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results of tur(i)ntogreen International Student Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-12T14:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-13T18:24:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the tur(i)ntogreen international design competition were recently announced in Turin, Italy. Organized by the Research and Documentation Center in Technology, Architecture and City in Developing Countries at the Politecnico di Torino, the competition had invited university students [...] to develop new multidisciplinary solutions for a sustainable and inclusive city reflecting on new forms of urban management and regeneration through agro - housing and urban - farming models.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures Competition  Alexander Walter 2013-01-21T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:10:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we published one of the finalist entries of the international design ideas competition, Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures. The competition was open [...] to develop innovative visions for Latrobe City, in eastern Victoria, Australia to make the transition from a singular economy dominated by the power industry (coal mining and electricity generation) into a diversified economy and prosperous low carbon regional city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Bullitt Centre: A Green American Icon Anna Johnson 2013-01-16T12:54:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:13:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A brand new green building project is set to become one of the world&rsquo;s most sustainable commercial office builds not for the new and innovative technology it has implemented but for the unique approach to green building the developers have taken.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Transiting Cities - Finalist Entry “Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation” Alexander Walter 2013-01-11T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last fall, the international research project and design ideas competition, "Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures," had invited designers and academic institutions from various fields to envision new, innovative and alternative cities of the near future by defining opportunities for transition into low carbon, prosperous, and vibrant communities. One of the finalist entries [...] is the concept "Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation" by Arizona-based team Studio One.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Peel-and-Stick Solar Panels: A World First Anna Johnson 2013-01-09T19:31:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:19:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at the Stanford School of Engineering have succeeded in developing the world&rsquo;s first peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells. The idea will allow the cells to be applied to almost any surface, with successful tests having been conducted on paper, plastic and window glass. This opens up significant opportunities for alternative applications for solar technology, previously limited by traditional solar cells, which must be mounted on stiff, often heavy, fixed panels.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The UK’s Most ‘Outstanding’ Green Building Anna Johnson 2012-12-20T20:23:00-05:00 >2013-03-12T12:46:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The building, known as 1 Angel Square, has been designed to deliver a 50 per cent reduction in energy consumption compared to The Co-operative&rsquo;s current Manchester complex and an 80 per cent reduction in carbon. This will lead to operating costs being lowered by up to 30 per cent.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Will This Be The World’s Greenest Skyscraper? Anna Johnson 2012-11-30T01:03:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T01:03:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Holistic sustainability is a notion too often forgotten in a global industry heavily focused delivering on green ideals. While the notion of green building is an umbrella under which all things related to environmentally responsible construction and design efforts are categorized, the green sector actually falls under the broad-reaching holistic sustainability model.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>