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In an attempt to demystify the definition of a ‘green home’, Peter Hoffmann, an engineer and green solutions expert presents the Layman Guide, a guiding reference tool to help the average man (and woman) on the street to better understand the meaning of a ‘green home’, and what it takes to verify your landed property ‘Green’.

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The readers might remember some months ago I was asking about where is the money … and that in the future I will be looking for examples of where is the money in going green in our economy and in particular in green buildings. It is dangerous if the perception in the market place builds up that green is equal to expensive. 

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In the effort to create a better and greener domain for all, our country’s singular green benchmarking body the Green Building Index (GBI) has come up with the new Township Tool to further widen the green transformation scope. With this, GBI aims to march the green movement into our neighborhoods and communities.

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The heat spell is getting unbearable. But who cares. You’re in your air-conditioned office, nine-to-five, full blast.

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Green Solutions for Property Development 2011 – Greener Cities conference to be held at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on Sept 22 presents seven speakers, both local and international who talk about green building technology and innovation. The main aim is to impart and share knowledge on how everyone can help achieve the world’s strive in’living green’. Ar. S. Thirilogachandran, Hon. Secretary EAROPH Malaysia obliges a Q&A session with Home Finder.

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AS regular readers know, I have been looking for sweet spots where the environmental benefit of shifting to a new technology and going green for a residential and commercial development go hand in hand. 

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The Green Building Index (GBI) is the nation’s sole green building benchmarking entity. Recently, GBI launched its latest rating tools, the Industrial New Construction (INC) and Industrial Existing Building (IEB) for the roaring industrial sector.

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Cityscape Architectural Awards 2011 winners were announced at the Award gala dinner ceremony held at the Madinat Jumeriah, Dubai on September 27th.

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My last few articles have focused on areas where developers can go green and save money at the same time but this article has a slightly different focus. It is about making our condos greener, educating residents and giving cleaners more makan (pocket) money with a very simple system

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