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September 2013

Sustainable Buildings : Trends

In 2013 a lot of innovations and interesting progress has been made in the area of creating sustainable buildings. The public is getting increasingly aware of the need for sustainable or green buildings. A recent survey says, there are currently 50,000 LEED projects which are underway.


So here are a few trends/predictions for the foreseeable future.

-Green Buildings will be managed in the “Cloud.”

The performance, building management, etc will be managed and monitored online.

-Disclosing Green Building Performance made Mandatory

Commercial building owners will have to submit the actual green building performance to all residents and buyers and in some cases even to the public at large.

– Solar energy will be increasingly used

As many communities move toward net-zero energy buildings, Solar energy will emerge as No. 1 energy source.

-Green building will grow outside the US.

Around 90 countries around the world now have fledgling or properly established green building organizations and are beginning to create lucrative incentives for adopters.

It is predicted that at the end of 2012, 40% of all LEED-registered projects are outside of America, and they are in the nascent stage in more than 130 countries.

In terms of innovations, here are a few ones which caught our eye.

– The Urban Remediation and Civic Infrastructure Hub in Brazil

This building aims to bring the community together and provide it with more features areas for urban agriculture, a water management system which uses rain water and an enhanced transport infrastructure. The structure creates a number of various spaces which have been used for education and cultural activities by featuring a music school, a concert hall and sports area.


– Cascadia Centre for Sustainable Design and Construction in USA

This building is rated as one of the worlds most energy efficient commercial building. This building generates 100 percent and it features an extensive photo-voltaic array, a high-end waste water management system and encourages the sharing of resources.

It is also made in such a way that it can adapt to the technologies of the future.

The future looks exciting and wonderful with so many innovations and progress in sustainable buildings around the world.

Looking forward to the future.

Further Reading:

1. 10 Inspirational Sustainable buildings –

2. World’s green building trends –


Why buy Organic yoga clothing?

There are many materials used for making organic clothing including cotton, soy, hemp, wool, bamboo etc to name a few. Whether you are concerned with the environment or not, there are numerous benefits to wearing organic clothing.

Buying the proper yoga wear is essential to your yoga sessions in terms of comfort and performance. In general, yoga clothes should be simple, comfortable, and strong enough to support your yoga movements and meditation. Although some yoga wear requirements may vary depending on your yoga style, the goal is to seek out clothing that enhances your overall experience.

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Organic Yoga Clothing.

• Organic Clothing contains no harmful dyes or chemical which may cause skin allergies or rashes.

• Organic Clothing is friendlier to the environment. The manufacturing does not cause pollution like other clothing material.

• Organic clothing is known to last longer than conventional cotton and is often more breathable than synthetic materials.

However, the Organic clothing costs a bit more than the non-organic cotton ones, but the price is worth it. Now as more and more people are beginning to buy organic clothing, the prices should come down. So if you are into Yoga, why not give Organic Yoga +Apparels and products a try?

Do check out DUSG product line of yoga clothing at –


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