According the latest estimations published by the « Worldwatch Institute » an ADDITIONAL 1.4 billion people will live in cities by 2030, 90% of which will live in developing countries. This rapid urbanization explosion will accentuate the existing challenges of overcrowding and exhausting of non renewable resources but will bring also the need of a substantial number of ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS.Read more
The international energy savings contest for non-housing buildings CUBE 2020 organized by the IFPEB has proven since its launch in 2014 that you can easily save 10 to 30% energy within a year through cost-effective actions: a better management and operation, and users’ mobilization for more sobriety. Its current 3rd edition gathered 236 buildings in a virtuous efficient collaborative energy transition thanks to an entertaining contest-mode to accelerate their consumptions reduction and thus participate to the global climate goals. The contest is currently deployed at a European level and we’re looking for partners to make it global by 2020. Join CUBE 2020’s 4th edition on July, 1st 2018 on www.cube2020.org/europe!
SUSTAINABLE ACHIEVEMENTS TO INSPIRE PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE
This year on March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition of sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to widely disseminate innovation in order to accelerate transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP23).
PROVALTUR International Inc., Leading Real Estate Luxury Specialist in the Dominican Republic and GREEN PLANET ARCHITECTS, the first global network of sustainable architects, were destined to align one day. This meeting of minds has finally happened!
Luxury Real Estate respecting the environment and Sustainable Architecture are inseparable and one cannot exist without the other.
The buildings in which we live and work are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of global CO2 emissions. It is thus vital to bring about change in this sector on a local, regional, national and global level to help reduce these alarming figures. Climate change and the depletion of non-renewable resources are calls to immediate and urgent action.
"Buildings are for People."
Something often overlooked in execution.
"Buildings Are for People" is timely reading for architects, planners, policy makers, developers and engineers – anyone with an interest in architecture, planning or the pursuit of livable communities. It is addressed to the practitioners, planners, educators, students and influencers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow's built environment.
Buildings Are for People addresses architectural design – focusing on the interactions of design with people, the existing built environment and the natural environment.
The book explores our visceral and experiential connections to building design, and how it intervenes directly with our environment to create a sense of place. Buildings Are for People explores how to utilize a building's surfaces, shapes and materiality to synergize with nature's forces to achieve green and sustainable architecture.