Category Archives: Commercial Building

SMOG-EATING BUILDINGS

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is responsible for some 6.5 million deaths worldwide, mostly in and around major cities. And while steps are being taken to tackle the pollution at its source, “smog-eating” facades containing compounds … Continue reading

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DAYLIGHTING & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light, direct sunlight, and diffused-skylight into a building to reduce electric lighting and saving energy. By providing a direct link to the dynamic and perpetually evolving patterns of outdoor illumination, daylighting helps create … Continue reading

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MOISTURE CONTROL IN BUILDINGS

Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building. Controlling moisture is important to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systems and its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, moisture … Continue reading

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PORT AUTHORITY UNVEILS NET ZERO WAREHOUSE PROTOTYPE

Monte Hilleman, the St. Paul Port Authority’s senior vice president for real estate, is leading the net-zero warehouse initiative because buildings are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. In this photo, Hilleman stands atop the 189,000-square-foot Midway Business Center at … Continue reading

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FORWARD THINKING: VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Virtual Reality (VR) was born as a tool for gaming. It enables people to immerse into a new dimension while playing their favourite games. The extraordinary characteristics of VR give users the chance to get thrown into a new, digitally … Continue reading

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