Global Green Building Systems

As environment pollution and other related problems such as global warming are getting more serious, concerns about the environment is growing around the world. Not only are consumers changing their consumption habits by using ecofriendly products, recycled goods or eco agricultural products, but green architecture is also becoming more prominent. It will not be long before we will see environmental regulations established in order to meet environmental friendly standards such as energy reduction when buildings are newly built or renovated.

Along with this phenomenon, it has become essential to develop and apply eco technology in the construction sector. Against this backdrop, we have seen more buildings being built by green construction methods. Today we are going to talk about some of the world's renowned eco-buildings! Ecofriendly architectures which act as landmarks representing each country! Why don't we take a look right away?

Green architecture of Vancouver, Canada – Richmond Olympic Oval

Excerpted from Wikipedia

Canada, which held the 2010 Winter Olympics, has trees covering about one third of the whole nation. In particular, Vancouver is well-known for its green land policies and beautiful natural environment and regularly tops the polls as the most desirable city to live in. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, which led to construction of many arenas and stadiums for the Olympic Games, including ice rinks. Among them, the stadium which we are going to talk about now is a speed skating venue called the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Richmond Olympic Oval is an ice rink located in the city of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The construction began in 2006 and was completed in Dec. 2008. The Richmond Olympic Oval has 400 meter-long indoor rinks and can accomodate up to 8, 000 persons. What is noticeable here is that the building is ecofriendly. The roof of the arena is made from pine wood. Also, rain collected from the roof is recycled as drinking water. Now, four years have passed since the 2010 Winter Olympics, the plan is to have it renovated for multi purposes. We are looking forward to how it will change.

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Q&A

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What green building system has the best thickness to r-value ratio?

I am designing a hypothetical multi-story building in Toronto, Canada. The site is 15' wide, which means that I need a thin wall with an amazing r-value. I also cannot use wood frame construction. What building system, from exterior to interior, can I use to have the best r-value to wall thickness ratio, while still being able to support 4 stories of concrete slab flooring.

Structural steel for vertical support. Metal stud framing with Styrofoam panels, stucco exterior with sheetrock interior. R30 can be done with the sandwich style exterior walls.

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What's the best solution and product to build DNS system in global network?

linux, freebsd, unix any good server software and "bind" is as good as any dns software, easy to use, easy to setup, easy to manage. Since these are all light systems just about any computer would work obviously servers with redundancy are better.
To do it correctly you would have to have two machines on two different class C networks so there would always be "fall-over" should one fail or the network become unavailable. (You wouldn't run these at the same physical location either - one east coast, one west etc)