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Promotion for Indonesian Green Buildings
Promotion for Indonesian Green Buildings

Friday 27th October 2017

THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) along with the Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI) and the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia) hosted a signing ceremony where CEOs from Indonesia’s top 10 architecture firms solidified their commitment to implement green building measures in their designs.   Indonesia is the fourth most populated country ...

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Green Fitness in Tajikistan
Green Fitness in Tajikistan

Monday 23rd October 2017

INTER Fitness LLC built the state-of-the-art fitness centre in Dushanbe in the capital of Tajikistan, to be not only a top class fitness centre but to be sustainably responsible. It became the first sports complex in Tajikistan to implement an advanced engineering system that is helping to reduce energy costs and ...

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UK Commits to World Leading Cost-Effective Sustainability
UK Commits to World Leading Cost-Effective Sustainability

Friday 20th October 2017

AN ambitious strategy setting out how the UK is leading the world in cutting carbon emissions, combating climate change while driving economic growth, has been published. ‘The Clean Growth Strategy: Leading the way to a low carbon future’ was released by the UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The blueprint ...

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European Spending on Energy Efficient Building Technologies to Rise to $112Bn
European Spending on Energy Efficient Building Technologies to Rise to $112Bn

Monday 16th October 2017

A new report from Navigant Research examines the European market for energy efficient building technologies, providing market forecasts through 2026, segmented by commercial building type and new construction or retrofit spending. Advancements in intelligent building technologies are evolving toward an integrated ecosystem of components and sensors that work together as a ...

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Climate Change Funding Stimulus for Developing Economies
Climate Change Funding Stimulus for Developing Economies

Friday 13th October 2017

IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, is joining forces with the government of Finland to stimulate private sector financing for climate-change solutions, especially in low-income countries. The Finland-IFC Climate Change Program includes a €114 million contribution from Finland, building on commitments made in the historic ...

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Kosovo Green Economy Funding Boost
Kosovo Green Economy Funding Boost

Monday 9th October 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to €2 million to Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves (KrK), the third-largest microfinance institution in Kosovo, to deepen its financing of the green economy. The funds will be on-lent to borrowers from the residential sector for investments in ...

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Governments Need to Act to Maintain Energy Efficiency Gains
Governments Need to Act to Maintain Energy Efficiency Gains

Friday 6th October 2017

ENERGY efficiency improvements over the last few years across the world are under threat if government do not keep their focus according to a new report. According to the Energy Efficiency 2017 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) the recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risk slowing down if ...

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Green Buildings Vital For EBRD
Green Buildings Vital For EBRD

Monday 2nd October 2017

GREEN buildings represent a major global investment opportunity with buildings comprising the largest segment of the $231 billion energy efficiency market, an EBRD publication launched today finds. The potential is particularly large in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s countries of operations where a high proportion of existing buildings lag ...

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