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Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture legacy.

Describing any massive construction project as “green” is a stretch, especially when it comes to sports facilities. But in football-mad Brazil, plans for a bevy of new and refurbished football stadia for the 2014 World Cup are well underway.

Brazil's projects could both score international green building certifications such as LEED while adding to the country’s rich modern architecture legacy. Much of the credit for Brazil’s greening of the World Cup goes to Vicente Mello and Ian McKee, two architects who drafted the CopaVerde plan, which advocates for the most responsible construction practices possible for the event’s venues...

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Alice Boyd's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:07 AM

What a building!  Everyone is getting on board with Green Buildings and LEED certifications.  Turner is also on the Green and LEED Certified train. It's the new IN thing. 

Ray Howard's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:57 AM

Can a Stadium be Sustainable?

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Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas

Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Hundreds of university architecture, design and engineering students have been constructing a massive solar village on the Tidal Basin, a futuristic demonstration site wedged between memorials for FDR and Thomas Jefferson.

The biannual event, the Solar Decathlon, has brought 20 university teams to town to envision what affordable net-zero housing might look like.

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2011 Solar Decathlon: Re_Home

2011 Solar Decathlon: Re_Home | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign returns to the Solar Decathlon with a smart, sustainable residence designed as a rapid housing solution for families left homeless after natural disasters.
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Greening the Games: Architecture of the 2012 London Olympics

Greening the Games: Architecture of the 2012 London Olympics | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Hosting the Olympics very well may be one of the greatest drivers of new construction for a city... 

However, the majority of the architecture of the 2012 Olympics is of a somewhat different nature than previous years, with an underlying sense of pragmatism, reflective of the current economy and state of global consciousness.

Innovation, flexibility and sustainability are core concepts for the actual events, as well as the structures in which they are held. Temporary pavilions and structures, pedestrian-oriented site design, and upgrades to the existing infrastructure and transportation systems are just a few means by which the Olympic Delivery Authority has met the heightened environmental standards for both short and long-term development...

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Events continue for World Green Building Week...

Events continue for World Green Building Week... | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is one of many organisations hosting events this week to celebrate World Green Building Week.

The property and construction industries from 89 nations representing more than 30,000 organisations unite this week for World Green Building Week.

World Green Building Week aims to highlight the role that buildings play in decreasing the global carbon footprint and saving money, while also creating jobs, reducing poverty and improving lives.

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