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Improving the Air Quality in Your Home When Haze Strikes

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home When Haze Strikes

Blog posts   •   Jun 17, 2015 16:53 +08

Haze caused by fires knows no boundaries. It’s often carried from distant burn-offs into the hearts of cities across Asia. While it will take a united effort to tackle pollution and deforestation, there are still things you can do to improve the air quality in your home.

Why Green Building?

Why Green Building?

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2015 09:00 +08

According to the results of the Green Building Market Report Southeast Asia 2014, green building practices are being adopted by increasing numbers of architects and developers throughout SEA. With 46 per cent of architects having already sought green building certification by 2014, and with 79 per cent stated their intention to do so in the future. What is driving the trend towards green building?

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management Systems for Greener Living

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management Systems for Greener Living

Blog posts   •   Jun 08, 2015 15:00 +08

Recent flooding in Malaysia and Indonesia highlight the need for improvements in water management systems. We take a look home water management systems which can be used to mitigate the effects of heavy rainfall and also make water available for use in times of drought.

Binishell Building and Other Green Construction Methods

Binishell Building and Other Green Construction Methods

Blog posts   •   Jun 03, 2015 18:00 +08

Even as green building technologies emerge and evolve today, there are still some innovative designs that have been around for a long time, but adopted on a smaller scale. The Binishell is one such example.

The Onset of the Smart Nation Shows a Sign of Things to Come in Modern Urban Living

The Onset of the Smart Nation Shows a Sign of Things to Come in Modern Urban Living

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2015 09:20 +08

Singapore is suited to become the world's first fully integrated Smart Nation. Much of the infrastructure is already in place and the government's new Smart Nation initiative is designed to give the country the boost it needs to make the vision a reality.

Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

Blog posts   •   May 22, 2015 08:00 +08

One of the main reasons why home builders don't embrace sustainable design is because of the extra costs involved. However, while the initial cost of a sustainable home may be higher, if you look at this as an investment in future savings, the picture changes. In the long run, a sustainable home is a more economical home.

How a Geothermal-powered Home Reduces Environmental Impact and Saves Money

How a Geothermal-powered Home Reduces Environmental Impact and Saves Money

Blog posts   •   May 19, 2015 14:30 +08

Geothermal energy promises to reduce dependence on coal and other carbon-emitting sources of energy. While geothermal energy is important, it is not our only alternative. Large-scale geothermal plants can provide electricity to millions when combined with solar power in individual homes, drastically reducing energy costs with minimal environmental impact.

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2015 13:31 +08

'Green building' and 'sustainability' are terms we hear frequently. Are the two terms synonymous or are there differences between them? How can an existing building be made more sustainable? What are developers doing to make their projects greener and more sustainable?

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2015 12:50 +08

The devastating floods in Malaysia in 2014 highlighted the importance of taking measures to ensure that home are flood-safe. Here, we examine some effective ways to flood-proof existing homes as well as other methods for flood-proofing future developments.

Where is Green Building Headed in SEA?

Where is Green Building Headed in SEA?

Blog posts   •   May 04, 2015 09:00 +08

As the world's population increases, more and more people in urbanised areas. Sustainable building is now entering the mainstream as a way to conserve natural resources, save costs in the long run and support population increase in major countries around the world. We take a look at where green building is headed in Southeast Asia.