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Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

May 22, 2015 08:00 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific One of the main reasons why home builders don't embrace sustainable design is because of the extra costs involved. However, while the initial cost of a sustainable home may be higher, if you look at this as an investment in future savings, the picture changes. In the long run, a sustainable home is a more economical home.

How a Geothermal-powered Home Reduces Environmental Impact and Saves Money

May 19, 2015 14:30 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific Geothermal energy promises to reduce dependence on coal and other carbon-emitting sources of energy. While geothermal energy is important, it is not our only alternative. Large-scale geothermal plants can provide electricity to millions when combined with solar power in individual homes, drastically reducing energy costs with minimal environmental impact.

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

May 15, 2015 13:31 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific 'Green building' and 'sustainability' are terms we hear frequently. Are the two terms synonymous or are there differences between them? How can an existing building be made more sustainable? What are developers doing to make their projects greener and more sustainable?

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

May 12, 2015 12:50 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific The devastating floods in Malaysia in 2014 highlighted the importance of taking measures to ensure that home are flood-safe. Here, we examine some effective ways to flood-proof existing homes as well as other methods for flood-proofing future developments.

May 04, 2015 09:00 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific As the world's population increases, more and more people in urbanised areas. Sustainable building is now entering the mainstream as a way to conserve natural resources, save costs in the long run and support population increase in major countries around the world. We take a look at where green building is headed in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia's 3 Green Property Hotspots to Watch

Apr 29, 2015 17:04 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific Bustling Kuala Lumpur is often touted as Malaysia's hottest property investment area, but developers are looking further within the country to find other investment opportunities. Here are three of Malaysia's property hotspots outside of KL. [Image Source: Flickr]

Malaysia’s position in the rising solar panel industry

Apr 13, 2015 08:30 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific The solar panel industry has seen significant growth worldwide over the last decade. Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, is becoming a major player in this area of manufacturing.

Mass-market green living: Net-zero homes

Apr 06, 2015 15:13 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific Is the choice between a “net-zero” home and high energy bills (and inadvertently contributing to global warming) an easy one to make?

Smart living: Smart lighting for your home and office

Apr 02, 2015 10:24 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific Advancements in technology have enabled the development of lighting as an automated function within a room or home to adjust to prevailing conditions, hence improving energy efficiency. Here's a look at how smart lighting could benefit living spaces.

4 Simple Steps to go Eco-friendly in Your Home

Mar 18, 2015 15:00 SGT Panasonic Asia Pacific Eco-friendly home modifications are good for the environment, but that's not the only reason they're worth investing in. Here's a look at how having eco-friendly features in your home can make your life more comfortable and save you money.