A New Era for the Construction Industry […]
There is less wood used in the construction of the […]
The term passive house refers to a rigorous […]
Beyond ultra-low-energy buildings are those that […]
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through […]
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building)
In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainability as:
Embedded Energy is the sum of all the energy required to produce any goods or services, considered as if that energy was incorporated or ’embedded’ in the product itself.
The concept can be useful in determining the effectiveness of energy-producing or energy-saving devices, or the “real” replacement cost of a building, and, because energy-inputs usually […]
An energy footprint is a measure of land required to absorb the CO2 emissions. This approach focuses on the outcome of energy use, that is CO2 emissions, to highlight the problem and pave the way for corrective action to be taken.
In many regions, environmental problems that are both local (for example, high rates of […]