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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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The green tide hits stronger at the second International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2011

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When it comes to buying a house, it could be one of the criteria in your check-list.Under its banner of businesses, its product coats almost anything perceivable on earth from surfaces of cars, toys, steel structures to iconic buildings, and of course your home.

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Introducing the low odor and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) range of high quality interior emulsion paints from Dulux, where water is used as a carrier instead of petroleum-based solvents, substantially lowering harmful emissions. Even better is that these safe

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VOC can be dangerous to humans and the environment. The threat is found in solvents used in paints to control drying time and paint properties. VOC are released into the air when paint dries and could diffuse for years!

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Developers can get a cheaper price from land banks for constructing an iconic green building and may even get reserved land lots opened up for them.

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A bill you would actually be happy to get at the end of the month. Remember, saving on water and energy can save you money. Recent studies show green building practices may have 9% to 30% reduction in operation costs.

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