BEX ASIA E-ZINE #1

Of Machu Picchu, Inconvenient Truths and the future of sustainable Built Environments

An interview with Ar. Tai Lee Siang

We catch up with Ar. Tai Lee Siang to hear his views on the sustainability movement and how IBEC hopes to provide “Building KITs” to delegates.

Race to Zero: Steps to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Buildings

With buildings and construction accounting for about 40 percent of all carbon emissions, making the two sectors more sustainable is key to limiting climate change. By using digital tools to design buildings that maximise natural sunlight and ventilation, incorporating recycled and green materials, installing smart building management systems, and more, cities can achieve net zero-carbon buildings, a key step to net zero cities.

Committed to Net Zero: How Cities are Aiming for Carbon Neutrality

By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, making cities the critical factor in the fight against climate change. As local governments aim to curb their cities’ carbon emissions and boost their sustainability, they can tap on a wide variety of existing and emerging technologies to green their infrastructure. 

Leveraging on IOT-Enabled EC Fans for Better Indoor Air Quality Management

By ebm-papst SEA

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s lifestyle, the global economy and the environment on an unprecedented level. People are now spending 80-90% of their time in confined indoor spaces, staying indoors for longer period of time and working more from home. 

Act on Climate

By Singapore Green Building Council

A special session held in support of both International Built Environment Week 2020 and World Green Building Week 2020, our expert speakers from KPMG and World Green Building Council deep dive into the barriers, drivers, challenges and opportunities for the built environment to Act on Climate for a greener and more sustainable future.

Sustainable Façade Design in the Tropics: Building for Resilience in a Post-Pandemic Era

By Technoform Bautec Asia Pacific

Sustainable buildings and communities are more resilient in times of a pandemic. The key to creating healthy environments conducive to healing, learning and productive work is the creation of comfortable, well day-lit environments with views to outside. To achieve this, a climate specific daylight design fenestration must be specified with high thermal performance. 

RIBA Architects say Building Demolitions Cause of Carbon Emissions

Source: BBC News

Experts used to be proud to reduce emissions by replacing leaky old buildings with energy-efficient new ones. Now the Royal Institute of British Architects says that was a mistake. Instead, it says we should refurbish old buildings rather than scrap them, because of the pollution that would be involved in constructing a replacement building, otherwise known as embodied carbon.