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Eiffel Tower Going Green With Two New Wind Turbines

The City of Light’s green makeover touched the iconic Eiffel Tower last week as it ramped up two onsite wind turbines. These turbines are installed inside the tower’s metal scaffolding on the second level, and are painted in the same color to minimize their visual impact on the 126-year-old tower. Eiffel Tower Wind Turbines (by UGE) [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Engineered yeast could increase nutritional value of wine while reducing hangovers

Using a technique that cuts out unwanted copies of a genome to improve the beneficial properties of a compound, researchers working at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Services (ACES) claim to have produced a yeast that could vastly increase the quality of wine while also reducing its hangover-inducing properties. "Fermented [...]

By |March 19th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland And Denmark

Amid deeper investigations into how Apple may be using its operations in Ireland as a means for tax avoidance on tens of billions of dollars in profit, the iPhone maker has announced that it will spend nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) to develop two new 100% renewable energy data centers in Europe. The centers — which will use wind power and [...]

By |March 16th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Qatar World Cup Stadium Architect Advises Against Air Conditioning Technology

We are less than a year removed from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Yet, recently, people have been talking about not the next World Cup, but the one after that. The 2022 World Cup, set to take place in Qatar has made headlines as of late, and not for good reasons. A FIFA taskforce has [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Design+Build Magazine Issue #3

It’s hard to believe the new year is already upon us—the holidays seemed to arrive and pass by so much more quickly this past season. And, of course, with the fervor of the new year comes resolutions, plans for success, and optimism for the 12 months that await us. It is for those reasons that this [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Design+Build Magazine|0 Comments

World’s first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground construction and industrial waste, such as glass and [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Ottawa commercial real estate landscape to continue changing in 2015: CBRE

The new Ottawa trend of full-service, “live, work, play” neighbourhoods will continue to change the city’s landscape and with it, the commercial real estate market, according to CBRE. In its 2015 outlook released Monday, the company said projects such as Lansdowne Park and Windmill Development Group’s plan for a mixed-use community at the old Domtar [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid’s Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like the building has never been out of the news. Most recently, remarks made by Hadid concerning the deaths of construction workers under Qatar’s questionable working conditions created a media firestorm of legal proportions. Hadid’s stadium has been widely mocked [...]

By |December 18th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Why Invest in an Active Chilled Beams System

Are you interested in learning more about sustainable building designs? If you are a building owner with concerns about the environment and ensuring a continuous healthy and comfortable indoor environment for your tenants, then you need an efficient HVAC system. With an energy efficient HVAC system you will address all your environmental concerns, as well [...]

By |August 28th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments