With climate change endangering planet Earth, resource-efficient green buildings are providing an important counterbalance. One structure that has significantly raised building sustainability standards is the headquarters for software developer Sierra ODC. Located in the south Indian city of Coimbatore, Sierra’s innovative office space has achieved the world’s second highest LEED certification score, earning 103 of a possible 110 points.
More than 15 years ago, a Georgia Tech architecture and urban planning master’s student named Ryan Garvel delivered a thesis statement that would inevitably lead to the transformation of the abandoned railroad lines that once circled Atlanta.
Mark your calendars: Greenbuild Europe 2019 will take place March 19–20 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Preconference workshops will be held March 18.
Greenbuild Europe is the premier annual conference for European green building professionals. Attendees worldwide across a variety of industries—including architecture, engineering and design—participate in Greenbuild Europe to share best practices, time-tested solutions and innovative strategies to advance healthy, high-performance buildings.
Greenbuild China, taking place October 23–24 at Shanghai Tower, is the premier educational and networking opportunity for sustainability professionals in the greater China region.
Last fall, USGBC and GBCI announced the adoption of the RELi rating system (RELi). RELi takes a holistic approach to resilient design. With more than 50 requirements and credits spread throughout eight categories, including panoramic design, hazard mitigation, materials used in construction and community vitality, RELi encompasses a wide variety of strategies and techniques.