Urban Farming and Commercial Real Estate

Urban farming, a fast-growing trend that can provide a possible solution to future food security and promote a greener lifestyle. The concept is also referred to as urban agriculture and encompasses growing food for urban dwellers within city limits. This includes vertical, terrace and balcony farming as well as optimal use of land by residential […]

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Green Office Spaces – not just a trend

“Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside”, author Tom Hodgkins makes a very compelling case for greening our office spaces.   The trend of having green spaces in offices has really caught on. Not only […]

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Boost Your Law Firm’s Efficiency by Rightsizing Your Office Space

Rightsizing your workplace to its optimal size can increase your company’s productivity, reduce costs, and improve return on investment.  Legal work and culture are rapidly changing, and to keep up with those changes, law firms are making improvements to their office spaces. Many are “rightsizing” their office space to boost efficiency, and some are reinventing […]

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Cargotecture

Sustainable construction, including reuse,refurbishment, as well as recycling of materials, is highly popular and currently, dominating the real estatesector, the world over. Recycled and reclaimed material are increasingly being used in architecture to create stunning and efficient spaces. One such term is Cargotecture, which is a portmanteau of cargo containers and architecture. This innovative form […]

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Going for the right Building Certification

In the recent past we have witnessed an increase in awareness about the environmental impact of construction activities, prompting realtors to be more conscious of the materials and methods used during construction. Sustainability and the impact of built environment, as well as the health of its occupants are being a given serious consideration. Thus, building […]

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Intelligent Transportation – A key building block for a Smart City

Smart city development is gaining traction world over, with about 55% of the population currently residing in cities and set to increase to about 60% by the year 2030. A crucial aspect that is at the heart of smart city development is urban mobility. Market reports state that the smart transportation market is expected to […]

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Net Zero Carbon Vs Net Zero Energy

Given the drastic climate change and its cascading effect, UNFCCC’s   Paris Agreement requires all countries to take climate action, to keep global warming well below 2°C by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Construction and operation of a building accounts for nearly 36% of the total global energy used, of which 39% of energy expended is related […]

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Space Differentiators

Space differentiators of yesterday, like grand lobbies, fitness center, outdoor gathering spaces or smart elevators were envisioned to add value to the office spaces. In fact, for a while it did, till the modern worker stopped seeing value in these. Furthermore, if we consider the use of such facilities and compare it with the cost […]

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