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Green Building Rating Systems overview

Are you looking for a brief introduction of the most diffused Green Building Rating Systems around the world, suchas LEED, BREEAM, WELL, Estidama and other?

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia may be soon completed

Started in 1882, the construction of the Sagrada Familia church, Barcelona’s most famous landmark, is still unfinished. It may be soon completed thanks to 3D printing

Many thanks for joining our Green Project Showcase

The Ongreening project showcase featuring the world’s best green building practices is becoming a great source of reference for sustainable building.

What the Romans can teach us about daylight

Solmaz Esmailzadeh, lighting designer based in Arup’s Amsterdam office with a background in architectural lighting design and building engineering, explains what we can learn from the Romans about daylighting.

LEED Rating System | 5-minute guide

LEED® – Leader in Energy & Environmental Design – is the world’s most widely used green building certification program. Developed by the US Green Building Council, LEED® is a voluntary rating system.

Share your story on Ongreening.com

Whether you are a green building professional, a communication manager, a blogger, a building product manufacture, share your opinion on green building topic worldwide.

BREEAM Rating System | 5-minute guide

BREEAM® (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is one of the global leading green building rating systems that is used to measure the environmental performance of new and existing buildings.

A visionary model for self-sufficient communities

A ground-breaking concept for self-sufficient living, called ReGen Village, is currently taking shape in the outskirts of Amsterdam.

Google's Project Sunroof can help you make the switch to solar

Google has recently unveiled its new tool, Project Sunroof, which is aimed at encouraging people to install solar technologies in their homes.

A community micro-grid enabling peer-to-peer energy sharing

Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a local energy provider selling the energy surplus, generated by your rooftop solar system, to your neighbours or businesses? And get paid in Bitcoin?

Liquid Solar Technology: the next generation of renewable energy

A Columbia-based company has created an innovative solar technology, SolarWindow™, which may potentially turn ordinary window or entire tall towers and skyscrapers into electricity generators.

Four More Words driving the Business Case for Green Building

Most private sector money used to construct green buildings comes from mortgage lenders, not equity investors.

Milan Furniture Fair 2019

This is the time of the year when hundred thousand of people, architects, designers, journalists, collectors and design enthusiasts, from over 160 countries, swarm to Milan to attend Milan Furniture Fair.

A bright future for community-based energy microgrids in NY

$48M to built enegy microgrids in NY. In the near future, the New York local energy market may be disrupted by a number of community-based energy microgrids that allows peer-to-peer energy sharing without the involvement of a large utility company.

Kengo Kuma's V&A museum is taking shape in Dundee

The impressive new V&A museum in Dundee, designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, promises to become an iconic Scottish building.

The Green Building community meets in Berlin

A forum for celebrating the green building momentum is a about to open its doors in Berlin. Greenbuild Europe, April 16-18, 2018.

A new standard helps architects shape healthy buildings

As the design of healthy buildings is becoming a dominant topic across the industry, a new rating system, called WELL Building Standard, is about to be officially launched in Italy on October 18 and 19.

Green Jobs: intermediate sustainability consultant

Are you passionate about sustainability and have the desire to learn? Syntegra Group is looking for an intermediate sustainability consultant

VIDEO: Apple Campus 2 - Updates from construction site

Updated footage of the new Apple Campus 2 designed by Foster + Partners under construction Cupertino, California, was recently made available on YouTube.

Go-ahead for new £500m Chelsea football stadium

Herzog and de Meuron’s proposal for a new Stamford Bridge stadium gets planning approval by Hammersmith & Fulham council.

Giuliano Dall'O is the new CEO of the Green Building Council Italia

A new executive leadership Green Building Council Italia was unveiled.

LEED Gold targeted Hancher Auditorium in Iowa

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ completes a new sustainable performing arts facility at the University of Iowa.

Earthquake, refurb and sustainability in building

To celebrate the World Green Building Week, an event to discuss on sustainable refurbishment of the historic building stock hit by earthquakes is launched in Arco, Italy.

New football stadium for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup unveiled

Design of a new 40,000-seater football stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been unveiled, showcasing a unique blend of Arab cultural heritage and modern architecture.

Facilitating sustainable building in Egypt

UK and Egyptian universities join forces with British Council to provide access to knowledge and best practice at the forefront of the sustainable building industry in Egypt.

Arup wins Award of Excellence for San Francisco General Hospital

Arup pushes forward the boundary of the building construction technology and earthquake engineering, designing the most advanced seismic resistant hospital building able to withstand large earthquakes. The well-known engineering firm is honoured by SEAONC with a prestigious Award of Excellent.

Green building sector to rapidly grow in India

Ongreening and SAIE introduce the excellence of Italian green building products and technologies to international buyers in India.

Digitalisation of the building industry discussed at REBUILD 2017

Rebuild, the Italian leading event dedicated to the sustainable building industry and real estate sector, returns to Riva del Garda, Italy, in June 22-23, 2017.

Conference on green building ratings and business opportunities

Green building experts and sustainability consultants will get together in Ancona on Friday 05 May to discuss how green building certification and labelling schemes can unlock business opportunities.

Where: Diasen, Sassoferrato (AN), Italy
When: 05.05.2017

McAslan & Partners’ £41m Lancaster University health campus approved

Planning permission has been granted for an 85,000 sq ft new health innovation campus at Lancaster University.

Fosters and Partners’ masterpiece New Apple Park in Cupertino

Apple announced that the new Apple Park in Cupertino is about to reach completion.

Precertification options available to LEED v4 BD+C and O+M projects

LEED precertification path is now available for all projects registered under LEED v4 LEED BD+C and LEED v4 O+M.

Olympic Park’s 300-home scheme granted planning permission

Balfour Beatty in joint venture with Places for People have got the green light to build the first phase of their 1500-homes development within the London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Klimahouse Prize 2017

Accessible, smart and sustainable. What are the most innovative building solutions that meet these criteria?

Renzo Piano’s Paddington Cube gets green light

Renzo Piano’s revised his proposal for the 14-storey signature building called The Paddington Cube has won planning permission.

BRE joins IWBI to align WELL and BREEAM

BRE and the International WELL Building Institute have announced an agreement aimed at advancing the inclusion of health and wellbeing considerations in the built environment.

Helping commercial tenants and owners cut energy consumption

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) set up a 10-step program to help commercial building tenants reduce their energy costs while enhancing their bottom line and corporate goals related to energy-efficient and sustainable workplaces.

UK's largest rooftop solar installation on commercial building

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the major British multinational retailer, completed the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel installation on its distribution centre in Castle Donington.

Green-certified buildings: better thinking and better health

Working in certified green buildings increase people’s health and cognitive functions, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The Green Building takes centre stage

As people becomes increasingly aware that the design of the spaces where we live and work enormously affects our health and well-being, the way we create or refurbish the built environment is changing.

The LEED 2009 sunset

31st October 2016 is the last day to register a building project under LEED rating system.

Apple plans its new London Campus

Apple unveils its plan to consolidate the presence in UK by creating a stunning new London HQs inside the Battersea Power Station, the iconic London’s landmark.

REbuild 2016 is back

REbuild is back.This time in Milan | When: 11 ottobre 2016 at 14.00 | Where: Milan, Centro Congressi Assolombarda, Via Pantano 9

Amazon's new futurist workplace and urban regeneration

Work global and live local. This is the motto that has driven NBBJ’s sustainable design for the Amazon’s new headquarters in the heart of Seattle. Amazon’s new futurist workplace and urban regeneration

REbuild 2016 - Innovation in building retrofit and asset management

Promoted by Habitech – Distretto Tecnologico Trentino – and Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, this year the REbuild initiative is also supported by the Italian’s Ministry of Economic Development.

Henning Larsen Architects Wins Prestigious Green GOOD Design Award

Henning Larsen Architects wins the international design prize for the extraordinary environmental performance and aesthetics of the university campus in Kolding.

Want to work for the BD Sustainability Architect of the Year?

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are looking for a UK registered architect with proven in-depth experience to expand its award-wining building design team in the United Kingdom.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 is just around the corner

The UK’s leading independent design festival is about to take its wraps off. The award-winning design showcase, which attracts the international design community, will take place in May 24-26.

Globally-renowned Skidmore, Owings & Merrill joins Ongreening

The high-profile architecture firm SOM chooses Ongreening showcasing the world’s most energy-efficient super-tall building: The Pearl River Tower.

Construction begins on the ZHA’s new exhibition hall in Nuremberg

Works for the Zaha Hadid Architects’s new 10,000 sqm exhibition hall begin in Nuremberg.

Zaha Hadid’s most inspirational buildings

Ongreening remembers Pritzker Prize and RIBA’s 2016 Royal Gold Medal winning architect Zaha Hadid with a selection of her most inspirational and significant works. This is our tribute to Dame Zaha Hadid, a visionary and revolutionary genius.

Remembering Zaha Hadid: a visionary architect

Dame Zaha Hadid, the globally acclaimed Iraqi-British architect known for her visionary and highly experimental curvilinear buildings died on Thursday 31st March aged 65.

Sustainability as a design focus for The Institution of Structural Engineers new HQs

The Institution of Structural Engineers, the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering, has recently moved into its new international Headquarters in Clerkenwell, London.

Wireless charging of electric vehicles is a success!

With the successful demonstration of a 6.9-kilowatt wireless power transfer system boasting 85% grid-to-vehicle efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy’s ORNL and partners are gearing up for the next phase of the electrified vehicles project.

Don’t ignore passive design

Jacob Knight, who was the project engineer behind BedZED, the UK’s first ‘carbon neutral’ mixed use development, shares his thoughts about passive design. He strongly believes that passive design is the key to achieve healthy built environments with very low energy use.

Arup Report Reveals the Surprising Future of Air Travel

The emerging technologies will transform our air travel experience from home or office to wherever our destination may be.

EU Business Award for the Environmental goes to Green House Solution

The GXN’s Green Solution House Conference Centre and Hotel has been honoured with the European Business Award for the Environmental – Sustainable process.

Ideas competition: Reimagine a New York City Icon

Reimagine one of the New York City’s most remarkable landmark and win a $15,000 cash prize.

USGBC’s new guidelines to drive transparency in the product manufacturing industry

The USGBC has released new guidance for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4 aimed at driving more transparency in the product manufacturing industry.

Cepezed’s BREEAM Excellent rated design for the Danone Nutricia’s Offices

The new Danone Nutricia’s research and office building in Utrecht is reckoned as one of the most sustainable architectural projects in the world.

Pope urges closer cooperation to tackle climate change

Pope Francis said it is his “prayerful hope that, as stewards of the world’s finances, you will agree upon a common plan that accords with climate science, the latest in clean energy engineering, and above all the ethics of human dignity”.

BREEAM Outstanding and inspiring working environment in Amsterdam

The new building, which was awarded BREEAM Outstanding with the highest score ever recorded by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), has already been named the world’s most sustainable office.

Mexico building sector goes LEED

Aside exuberant biodiversity, lively music and cultural richness, Mexico also plays a key role for the green building movement in Latin America.

LEED Gold rated research centre at university of Barcelona

The award-winning research centre for the environmental sciences and palaeontology departments of the UAB Campus (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) was developed to respond to ambitious sustainability criteria

A unique directory for green product announced!

World’s first product library focused on LEED, BREEAM, ESTIDAMA and other standards. By simplifying complex data, we provide a unique one-stop solution for both material selection and green product information

Norman Foster receives the Louis Kahn Memorial Award

Lord Norman Foster has recently named for the Louis Kahn Memorial Award at a ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.

REBUILD: Innovating sustainable building retrofit - 25-26 Jun 2015 Italy

In very few years, Rebuild has become an industry-recognised and privileged observatory on the building market trends.

Saint-Gobain on the importance of comfort, health & wellbeing

The Multi Comfort approach is a way of designing, building and renovating our homes, workplaces, schools and other buildings to deliver improved comfort and wellbeing for everyone

LEED Platinum goal set for a new higher educational complex in Boston

New Campus District in Boston, designed by ARUP set to achieve LEED Platinum certification

Sustainability is a crucial factor for property investors

Recent survey carried out by CBRE reveals that sustainability is a top priority for the majority of investors.

Apple’s world-class commitment to sustainability

Apple continues to invest on renewable and energy efficiency

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 starts today!

CDW, the UK’s leading independent design festival that annually attracts the international design community to London, is back.

Saint-Gobain announces first UK building designed to Multi-Comfort standards

Associated Architects and building contractor Speller Metcalfe along with Saint-Gobain will put into practice the recently launched Multi-Comfort building concept.

New Material - Cactus-based eco-friendly thermal insulation

A new environmentally friendly cactus-based thermal insulation does not contain any toxic substances and the material is 100% recyclable and reusable

Los Angeles International Airport awarded LEED Gold rating

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Pacific gateway to the United States, has recently been awarded LEED Gold certification for its new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), the crown jewel of the Bradley West renovation.  With its 116,000 sqm (1.25-million-square-foot) built area, the LAX is one of the largest LEED rated airport terminal in

New VIDEO: Drone flying above EXPO Milano 2015

Very few weeks left before EXPO 2015, the Universal Exposition which takes place this year in Milan, Italy, opens its door to more than 20 million visitors.

Government exempts small housing sites from zero carbon policy

The Government has recently confirmed that small housing sites will be exempt from the zero carbon homes policy.

Job Opportunity - Building Science – Summer Internship

There is an opportunity for a talented Building Scientist to work for a Boston-based well-known architecture.

Siemens HQ at Masdar City hits 63% energy saving

Siemens has celebrated the first anniversary of moving into its award-winning Middle East headquarters at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City in the UAE.

New performance-based building standard introduced in China

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China.

New VIDEO from the EXPO Milano 2015

30 days left before EXPO 2015, the Universal Exposition which takes place this year in Milan, Italy, opens its door to more than 20 million visitors.

SolarIMPULSE continues its solar powered flight around the world

SolarIMPULSE continues is challenging first around the world solar powered flight and takes off to cover its fifth leg.

Wind energy installed capacity is growing faster

Green energy continues to gain ground against fossil fuel.

World Green Building Council's new campaign on healthy buildings

New global campaign on healthy buildings will cover a range of building types, following last year’s well-received ‘Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices’ report.

The fast growing trend of the Zero Net Energy Buildings

Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings have captivated the minds of leading design firms, companies, schools, foundations and governments that are showing the way to a lower-carbon future.

The CSL is one of Earth's greenest buildings

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes is one of the world’s greenest building. CSL is truly a world leader in sustainable innovation.

Google's European data center will be 100% powered by wind

Google data centre to run on 100% renewables

Starwood Headquarters Earns LEED EBOM Platinum

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide achieved LEED Platinum certification investing only 2 – 4% extra building costs.

Swansea £1bn tidal lagoon negotiations opening

Swansea Tidal Lagoon scheme negotiations begin. The proposed project would be the world’s first man-made, energy-generating lagoon

Qatar Green Building Conference April 2015 - The Vision

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) will hold its first annual conference on 27 and 28 April in Qatar.

Frei Otto, 2015 Pritzker Prize Winner: a life celebrating lightness in architecture

German architect and engineer Frei Otto was chosen as the 40th recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize, the architecture’s equivalent to the Nobel.

Stefan Behnisch Remembers Pritzker Prize 2015 Winner Frei Otto

Press Statement – Stefan Behnisch Remembers Pritzker Prize 2015 Winner Frei Otto, Colleague of His Father, Günter Behnisch

Vision London to focus on innovations in architecture

Visitor registration is now officially open for ‘Vision London’ – the two day event being held at Olympia, London on 2 and 3 June (2015) alongside the NLA’s London Festival of Architecture.

UK Government funds new low carbon heat networks projects

UK government’s £9M fund to district heating projects

Submerged island to become the world's biggest wind farm

Dogger Bank, off England’s east coast, could become the world’s largest offshore wind farm

How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb

The Passivhaus Trust, the UK-based passive house organisation, has officially launched the Trust’s newest guide – How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb highlights the key aspects of the do’s and don’ts of best practice.

BREEAM AWARDS 2015 announced

BREEAM Awards 2015 were unveiled the Award ceremony last night.

Pollard Thomas Edwards' Virido Concept House to demonstrate low carbon living

A lucky Cambridge family won the Cambridge News’ competition to live rent-free in Pollard Thomas Edwards’s brand new eco home. The state-of-the-art house is a prototype for Virido, the new sustainable community on the southern Cambridge, designed by PTE for developers Hill.

David Morley’ 119 Ebury Street shortlisted for Your BREEAM Awards 2015

119 EBURY STREET in London is among the shortlisted projects for BREEAM AWARD 2015. Vote for it!

RedBox’ Brandon Primary School shortlisted for Your BREEAM Awards 2015

The Brandon Primary School in Durham is among the shortlisted projects for BREEAM Award 2015. Vote for it!