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6 Most Iconic Green Buildings From 6 Continents

6 Most Iconic Green Buildings From 6 Continents

Our planet is groaning under the weight of unsustainable construction practices. Buildings guzzle a whopping 40 percent of global energy and account for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The climate crisis demands a monumental shift, and green buildings offer a powerful solution. By minimizing their environmental footprint, they slash energy consumption, conserve precious resources, and even improve […]

5 Stunning Low or Zero Energy Buildings

5 Stunning Low or Zero Energy Buildings

The built environment contributes to nearly half of all global CO2 emissions each year. The lion’s share of this environmental impact belongs to the day-to-day running and energy needs of our buildings such as homes, offices, schools, or hospitals: The building operations, including their energy consumption, accounts for approximately 27 percent of the world’s annual CO2 emissions. […]

Exploration With Ethics: Top 5 Trends in Ecological Hotels

Ecological hotels with sustainable practices are increasingly popular as people become more aware of the impact of their travel on the environment.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world, tourism accounts for 10 percent of the global economy and provides one in every 10 jobs. In addition to economic growth, international travel promotes cultural exchange, infrastructure development, social inclusion, and even environmental and wildlife conservation. Nevertheless, all these come with an ecological price: […]

Beyond Timber: 5 Natural Construction Materials for Sustainable Homes

Beyond Timber: 5 Natural Construction Materials for Sustainable Homes

As a material, concrete has been the backbone of the modern construction industry thanks to its versatile and durable nature. It’d be hard to imagine the 20th century without concrete. However, there’s also a rising awareness about concrete’s significant adverse environmental impacts: Cement is the source of about eight percent of global carbon emissions. The construction and demolition of […]

Bats Can Help Us Design Better Cities. Here’s How.

Bats Can Help Us Design Better Cities. Here's How.

Popular culture doesn’t always portray bats in a favorable light. In many of the stories we consume about bats, they’re spooky and scary animals commonly spotted in the horror genre. When bats populate a scene, it’s usually bad news for the characters. Most recently, the world’s only flying mammal species have been in the limelight […]

Every Drop Counts: 3 Examples of Water-Efficient Designs

Every Drop Counts: 3 Examples of Water-Efficient Designs

Water is the source of all life on earth. It’s essential for our health, environment, and economies. However, given its importance, water isn’t as abundant as one might imagine. While bodies of water cover most of the earth’s surface, only one percent of it is freshwater that’s available and safe for us to drink. According to the UN-Water, […]