Toyota takes the LEED on green building in Texas

  One of Toyota’s offices in the US has achieved a green building certification. Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the most widely used green building rating system in the […]

EU bank lends €200m for green Swedish buildings

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €200 million (£177m) for nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB) in Sweden. Swedish real estate company Vasakronan will use to cash for the construction of a new NZEB as well as the refurbishment of a building complex in Stockholm to NZEB standards. The new Platinan block will include office space, […]

Turkey in top ten for green buildings

Turkey has ranked ninth on a list of the top 10 countries for LEED – a green buildings rating system. The US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual ranking highlights countries outside of the US which are “making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation”. The announcement comes at a time of increased international focus on […]

Siemens new London hub promotes greener cities

A new energy efficient hub to promote greener cities and urban sustainable living opened in London yesterday. Named the Crystal by Siemens, the £30 million uniquely shaped glass building in the Royal Docks is powered by electricity from solar panels and heat pumps. The German firm claims the facility consumes 50% less energy and emits […]