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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LEED Gold targeted Hancher Auditorium in Iowa

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Estidama 4-Pearl rated Irena's HQ at Masdar

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) new 31,983 square-meters global headquarter is amongst the greenest buildings in Abu Dhabi.

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.

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.

Starwood Headquarters Earns LEED EBOM Platinum

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

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

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!

Pollard Thomas Edwards to design 247 new Code 5 homes in NW Cambridge

Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects with developers Hill, have been selected by North West Cambridge Development for the first market residential phase of the University of Cambridge’s sustainable new community.

Asplan Viak's Fornebu S shortlisted for Your BREEAM Awards 2015

The FORNEBU S SHOPPING MALL, in Oslo, is among the shortlisted projects for BREEAM AWARD 2015. Vote for it!

AHMM's Morelands Rooftop shortlisted for Your BREEAM Awards 2015

MORELANDS ROOFTOP, Old Street, London, is among the shortlisted projects for BREEAM AWAR 2015. Vote for it!

Just revealed: UK Passivhaus Awards 2014

After being eye-cacthed by inspiring projects presentations & answering questions, the Jury has deliberated the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014.The UK Passivhaus Awards 2014, sponsored by Saint-Gobain, aims to promote the Passivhaus Standard in the UK, to encourage drive and enthusiasm for the Passivhaus standard, to gather evidence that Passivhaus buildings address

2014 South Australian Architecture Sustainability Award revealed

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute designed by Woods Bagot is the winner of the Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture, at the 2014 South Australian Architecture Awards.

2014 RIBA Awards revealed: architecture excellence and sustainability

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London has announced the 56 winners of the 2014 RIBA Awards: 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the EU

Video #1 - Ongreening’s Conversations with Green Leaders

Enjoy our series of video featuring conversations with Green Leaders