Building Design, Green Building, LEED, PE-XA Tubing, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Design, TABS

Building Better Businesses with Radiant Heating & Cooling: A Case Study Review

Looking to find innovative ways to boost employee productivity, save money and innovate business operations?

Learn how radiant heating and cooling improves the lives and productivity of employees, boosts corporate perception, and saves businesses money.

Discover real-world examples of how businesses and organizations incorporate radiant heating and cooling into their builds.

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International Building Codes, Sustainable Design, Ventilation

Why Are Ventilation Codes Important For Sustainability, Especially in Asia?

Sustainability is a hot topic these days. There is an incentive to go green in every corner of the marketplace, if not for the sake of combating climate change, then for the financial advantages, or simply to keep up with modern fashion trends. The building industry is no exception.

Buildings contribute approximately 40 % of global energy usage per year, which puts them among the top priorities for developing and implementing sustainable practices. To quote Laustsen (2008), “the implications of such potential reduction [in the energy use by buildings] should not be underestimated, as the scale of energy efficiency in buildings is significant enough to influence security policy, climate preservation and public health on a national and global scale.” Continue reading

Sustainable Design

The Impact Of Climate Change On Green Building

There’s a lot of information floating around about climate change. Most people know it has something to do with industrial pollution, changing weather and an increase in the ‘green’ trend and they kind of get what Al Gore was trying to say in An Inconvenient Truth.

In a nutshell, climate change occurs when long-term weather patterns are altered — for example, through human activity. Global warming is one measure of climate change, and is a rise in the average global temperature. A large proportion of the pollution that attributes to climate change comes from commercial buildings. This post will look at the impact of climate change on green building.  Continue reading

Sustainable Design

How Singapore is Leading The Way in Green Building Design

In this blog series, we’ll be taking a look at some of the top-rated cities for green building design projects in Asia. In this edition, we’re highlighting Singapore, which is also arguably one of the top-rated cities in the world for its sustainable design efforts, and energy saving in buildings, according to the report of the Top 10 Global Cities for Green Buildings.

We’ll investigate Singapore’s position in the green building industry in Asia, and some of the things it’s doing right – and the statistics that back it up – to keep it at the top of the sustainable-and-energy-saving game in the region. Continue reading

Building Design, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Design

Bangkok Airport: The World’s Largest Radiant Cooling System

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand is home to the world’s largest radiant cooling system. The developers used an Uponor system to cover an area of 150,000m² with underfloor panelling for the purpose of cooling the building.

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BIM, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Design

The Business Case for BIM to Sustainable Design

Building Information Modeling is a powerful tool for design and construction in the 21st century. Not only is there a strong case for BIM being an effective tool for sustainable design in the project planning of energy efficiency goals – particularly towards Zero Net Energy implementation in green buildings design that has identified that goal for their project – but also as a business consideration for effective cost saving, starting in the design phase.

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Sustainable Design

Hong Kong: New Rating Tool to Drive Green Building Progress

The sustainable revolution has been growing at a rapid rate in Asia, following the global trend of sustainable building doubling every three years. Hong Kong is one of the major cities in the region that has seen accelerated growth in green and sustainable building over the last decade. Continue reading

Building Design, Sustainable Design

5 Tips for Architects on Designing the Office Space of the Future

It is easy for architects to get drawn into a fantastical daydream when thinking about future. Visions of a Star Wars-esk future with robots, space ships and holograms push creativity and design into the next dimension never mind the next level.

Technology is certainly a very important factor when designing and creating the future office but more fundamentally important than that is connection. The future office must enhance occupants experience, improve productivity and facilitate collaboration. The office of tomorrow must become an extension of the people who use and occupy it, its form must ultimately enhance its function.

Here are a few top tips for architects they should consider when designing the office space of the future.

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