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Living Architecture Cools Cities and Spreads Seeds

Living Architecture Cools Cities and Spreads Seeds | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Green building designs incorporate trees and plants into urban rooftops and even skyscraper walls.
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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.
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New Harvard Study Finds Better Thinking and Better Health in Green-Certified Buildings | UK Green Building Council

New Harvard Study Finds Better Thinking and Better Health in Green-Certified Buildings | UK Green Building Council | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Multi-Comfort

Multi-Comfort | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

Saint-Gobain Group’s MULTI COMFORT program has a new online website that has been launched specifically to explain the four main dimensions of comfort promoted by Saint-Gobain and to showcase the 22 MULTI COMFORT projects already completed around the world. https://www.saint-gobain.com/en/feel-see-hear-and-breathe

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World Green Building Council sets goal for all buildings to be ‘net zero’ by 2050

World Green Building Council sets goal for all buildings to be ‘net zero’ by 2050 | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
WGBC CEO Terri Wills said the organisation will go all out to make all buildings generate clean energy and produce zero net emissions.
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Blog: Creating Great Living Places

Blog: Creating Great Living Places | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

In this short blog post, Pascal Eveillard, Director for Sustainable Construction at Saint-Gobain, explains why the company has reinvented its brand story and logo to state more clearly its ambition to bring wellbeing to people around the world

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Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters is a lesson in employee comfort and productivity.

Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters is a lesson in employee comfort and productivity. | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

"Almost every aspect of the new headquarters, situated on a gently rolling 65-acre suburban property, has been designed for sustainability and employee comfort. 17,000-sq-ft of electronically tintable SageGlass, a Saint-Gobain product, is installed on the building’s west and south sides. The product’s high-tech nature means that SageGlass can reflect three different zones of tinting within one pane of glass; this maximizes daylight and gives employees unobstructed views of the natural environment, which boosts productivity and workplace satisfaction."

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Les entreprises françaises travaillent à l'après-COP21 – Énergie – Environnement-magazine.fr

Les entreprises françaises travaillent à l'après-COP21 – Énergie – Environnement-magazine.fr | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

A quelques jours de la signature officielle de l'Accord de Paris à New York, l'Institut Montaigne s'interrogeait sur l'après COP21 côté entreprises. Et les témoignages des dirigeants de Saint-Gobain, Solvay, …

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Do you speak Green?

Do you speak Green? | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

For several years now, green certifications in Romanian real estate project development moved from the blurry area of "nice-to-have" to the clearer area of "must-have". This is mostly because having a green-certified building on the market makes a strong differentiator in terms of landing business. By Magda Purice

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Saint-Gobain becomes group with most EPDs registered in the International EPD® System - Environmental Product Declarations

Saint-Gobain becomes group with most EPDs registered in the International EPD® System - Environmental Product Declarations | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

With the EPD registrations made in January, Saint-Gobain has now become the company group with the most Environmental Product Declarations published in the International EPD® System. The companies in the group manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials.

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Loud and clear

Loud and clear | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
As work continues on the first Multi-Comfort school, Stacey Temprell, residential sector director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, discusses how acoustic quality can contribute to user comfort, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to building design.
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Philadelphia Building Getting Electrochromic Glass

Philadelphia Building Getting Electrochromic Glass | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA, PA--In the largest installation to date of glass that dynamically controls sunlight to help with heating and cooling of large office buildings, SageGlass will be installed in the landmark 3.0 University Place project in Philadelphia, the world s first commercial office building pre-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) V4 Platinum by the US Green Building Council.
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Wellbeing and energy efficiency at the heart of SUSTAINABLE buildings

Wellbeing and energy efficiency at the heart of SUSTAINABLE buildings | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

COP 21 is coming soon, and those who care about safeguarding future generations are advocating for a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions to limit global warming and its potentially disastrous consequences.

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Quiet, sunny and views of the outdoors – is this America's most productive office?

Quiet, sunny and views of the outdoors – is this America's most productive office? | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Employees at Saint-Gobain’s North American headquarters say they feel healthier and more energetic in a new open-plan office focused on green design
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Green buildings deliver better thinking and better health, study finds

Green buildings deliver better thinking and better health, study finds | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Employees working in certified 'green' buildings are likely to have better cognitive abilities, fewer 'sick building' symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new study conducted in the US. - edie news centre
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Glass for Green Buildings

Glass for Green Buildings | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Welcome to one of the greenest corporate campuses in the world. Welcome to Suzlon One Earth, Pune, a LEED Platinum and GRIHA 5 Star certified building.
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Saint-Gobain : looking ahead, staying close

This video shows how the Group improves our daily lives. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials which are key ingredients in the well-being of each of us and the future of all.

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Saint-Gobain launches offsite solutions range at CIH Housing 2016 | Specification Online

Saint-Gobain launches offsite solutions range at CIH Housing 2016 | Specification Online | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
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Saint-Gobain Goes LEED Platinum

USGBC invites you to take a look at Saint-Gobain’s sleek new $80 million LEED Platinum North American headquarters, which was designed from the ground up to center on an open architectural plan, where the 800-plus employees have a constant view of the outdoors. The new headquarters—with core, shell and lobby designed by the architectural firm Bernardon and interior by Jacobs—contains more than 40 building products from the portfolio of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company.

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British Gypsum launches revolutionary BIM Waste Estimator

British Gypsum launches revolutionary BIM Waste Estimator | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
British Gypsum launches revolutionary BIM Waste Estimator
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La discrète révolution de la performance énergétique des bâtiments

La discrète révolution de la performance énergétique des bâtiments | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

"Partout dans le monde, les méthodes de construction ont engagé une mutation accélérée vers davantage d’innovation et d’efficacité, qu’il s’agisse de la conception des bâtiments, des solutions constructives mises en œuvre, ou de la distribution et de la pose des matériaux de construction. Le résultat de cette discrète révolution industrielle est que le degré de confort des bâtiments construits et rénovés augmente rapidement, dans le secteur résidentiel comme dans le secteur non résidentiel. Ce phénomène concerne à la fois les économies avancées et les économies émergentes. Il devrait contribuer de manière importante à répondre à certains grands enjeux du XXIe siècle tels que le vieillissement de la population, l’accélération de l’urbanisation dans les économies émergentes, ou le développement d’une économie plus sobre en ressources. Une des dimensions de cette révolution est l’efficacité énergétique des bâtiments. Les solutions d’isolation, en particulier, connaissent une vague d’innovation sans précédent." François Michel / Président, Ecophon (Groupe Saint-Gobain)

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Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail: The impact of green buildings on people and profit | UK Green Building Council

Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail: The impact of green buildings on people and profit | UK Green Building Council | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail: The impact of green buildings on people and profit

This report is an output of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It is the result of a task group process that has been led by the UK Green Building Council, drawing on leadership from member companies in the UK and on international leadership from a global retail group. The input and support of several other Green Building Councils has also been invaluable.

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10 Green Building Megatrends from the "Godfather of Green"

10 Green Building Megatrends from the "Godfather of Green" | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Jerry Yudelson, the "Godfather of Green," foresees 10 megatrends that will shape the future of green building.
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Lancement d'une coalition internationale pour des bâtiments sobres en carbone

Lancement d'une coalition internationale pour des bâtiments sobres en carbone | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it

Dans le cadre de l'Agenda des Solutions mis en place conjointement par la présidence française et l'ex-présidence péruvienne de la Ccnucc, une nouvelle alliance mondiale a vu le jour jeudi 3 décembre à la COP 21. Dix-huit pays et plus de 60 organisations se sont engagés à intensifier la construction de bâtiments bas-carbone.

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Saint-Gobain joins call to end cold homes in Scotland | Specification Online

Saint-Gobain joins call to end cold homes in Scotland | Specification Online | Sustainable Habitat | Scoop.it
Saint-Gobain in Scotland, alongside an alliance of other civic organisations, is calling on the Scottish government to ensure that no one in Scotland will be living in hard-to-heat, draughty, homes by 2025.
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