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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?

ESTIDAMA Rating System | 5-minute guide

Estidama, which is the Arabic word for ‘sustainability’, is the green building rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).

Life Cycle Analysis: a new way to measure building performance

Long term sustainability appraisals, which take into account a range of alternative schemes and associated building operational carbon and life cycle performance, are becoming a ‘must have’ to win planning permissions.

Is Wellness the new green?

Recent publications focused on the interdisciplinarity between neuroscience and architecture stimulate a new integrative design approach which can conceive regenerative spaces

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 master’s course linking Neuroscience and Architecture launched in Venice

Did you know that buildings and indoor environments can affect our state of mind and well-being? A new master’s programme has been launched in Venice to learn how in planning the environments, in which we live, work and play, architectural design changes our brain and behaviour.

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.

Smart materials explained

Smart Materials have been used for years in different sectors such as in automotive, aerospace and medicine and they are opening new ways to design high-performance buildings. These materials are really offering extraordinary possibilities even in building design.

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.