Housing Solutions in Asia Pacific

Panasonic's Vision of Housing Solutions for Asia's Aged

Sep 14, 2017

As Singapore's ageing population increases in size, it becomes imperative to design safe yet innova... Read More

Battery Storage Solutions - Potential for Solar Adoption in Australia

Feb 05, 2017

Electric cars and renewable energy are no longer distant, futuristic ideals. They are a close reality, following the critical advancements of current battery technology. Here's why. Read More

Things to Consider Before Buying a Home in Malaysia

Feb 03, 2017

Before buying a house in Malaysia, what should you look out for? Here are some considerations to keep in mind. Read More

Is Vietnam Ready to Go Green?

Jan 18, 2017

Vietnam's green architecture industry remains in a nascent stage, but what does its future look like? Globally, most people now live in cities - a fact that does not bode well for Asia, where urban population growth is projected to increase rapidly. With its resources under severe strain, sustaina... Read More

How Green Buildings are Advancing Indonesia's Progress

May 19, 2016

Here's how the archipelago of Indonesia is making headway in the green building industry, despite being slightly late in taking action compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. Read More

The New Era of Building Green in Thailand

May 18, 2016

Eco-friendly buildings are slowly but surely increasing in Thailand. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Panasonic New Zealand's New Kitchen Showroom

May 13, 2016

Mr. Yuji Majima, Executive Deputy Managing Director of Panasonic Asia Pacific, opened Panasonic New Zealand's brand new kitchen showroom facility late in the second week of April. Read More

How Japanese Policymakers Shape the Future of Sustainable Living

May 13, 2016

Asia's growing urban population is placing the environment under heavy strain, but Japan is proving we can implement effective policies for a greener future. Read More

Changing the Way Panasonic Build Green

May 12, 2016

At the Panasonic Developers Forum held in September 2015, attendees heard from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, Group Managing Director for Singapore-based architecture consultancy ONG&ONG, and Vice Chairman of the World Green Building council. Read More

The Future of Elderly Care and Living

May 11, 2016

Given that many countries in Asia are experiencing rapid growth in their ageing populations, it is necessary that housing development incorporates solutions to allow our elderly to thrive and live healthy lives in their golden years. This infographic shows what the future of our ageing population l... Read More

Green Housing Trends in Malaysia

Apr 25, 2016

The green building sector in Malaysia is set to grow tremendously, influenced by these three housing trends. Read More

Three Japan-quality PanaHome Technologies

Mar 30, 2016

As the annex of the announcement of PanaHome MKH Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PanaHome MKH Malaysia) on March 30, 2016, let us introduce the detail of three Japan-quality PanaHome technologies. Read More

Panasonic Brings Various Eco-friendly Solutions to Vietbuild 2016 in Hanoi

Mar 25, 2016

Energy-efficient home solutions are being showcased at Vietbuild 2016 as Vietnam continues to see rising demand for sustainable designs amid its construction boom. Read More

New Tips - How to Simply and Efficiently Manage Electrical Bills While Reducing Energy Waste

Mar 11, 2016

Energy, time and money can be some of the hardest things to manage if you don't have the right tools. Here's one way to make it easier for yourself. Read More

Structural Solutions for Homes in Earthquake-prone Zones

Jan 24, 2016

In the 17th century, Japanese pagodas built from timber reached up to 19 storeys in height. In spite of seismic activity, including a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in 1995, those buildings remained intact. Timber has historically been an ideal material for building in earthquake-prone areas, but is no l... Read More

Managing Energy Efficiency in Small Spaces

Jan 22, 2016

Your dentist wouldn't use a jackhammer to straighten your teeth, so by the same token, a building engineer should avoid a blunt instrument to achieve optimal energy management. Yet many of the BEMS used today fail to employ precision tools to maximise outcomes. Read More

Japanese Technology Sets the Pace for Smart Homes in Asia

Dec 20, 2015

The smart home - once merely a science-fiction fantasy - is on a meteoric rise in Asia, and it's set to revolutionise urban life. Although still in its infancy, smart home technologies are already proliferating in the market. Read More

Five Solutions for Smart Living and Town Development

Dec 19, 2015

Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific recently hosted a Developers' Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Almost 100 leading real estate developers attended the inaugural event, which provides a platform for industry knowledge sharing and networking, with the aim to enhance partnerships between Panaso... Read More

How Green Building Ratings Can Revolutionise Wide-scale Sustainable Living

Dec 01, 2015

The global construction industry has experienced a shift in recent years, having embraced the necessity of factoring environmental circumstances into the development of modern building standards. Read More

Integrated Elderly Healthcare Facilities: Better Service, Better Business

Nov 30, 2015

According to the UN World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision, key markets in Asia are in the midst of a growing gap between the number of retirees and those able to take care of them between now and 2050. Hong Kong is projected to see a 217% increase in population of those aged over 60 with a 78% ... Read More

Building Foundations for Smarter Cities From the Ground Up

Nov 26, 2015

Propelled by increasing concerns of citizens worldwide about safety, eco-friendliness and cost-effective living, governments, urban planners and technological innovators have been stepping up to provide a solution in the last decade. Read More

Lighting Effects: Bringing the Shopping Atmosphere in Your Store to Life

Oct 16, 2015

Advanced lighting technologies can significantly enhance the appeal and success of a shopping environment. Here's how retailers can amplify the retail atmosphere in their stores with lighting effects, and provide customers with a richer and more fulfilling shopping experience. Read More

How to Put a Unique Accent on Indoor Ambience

Oct 15, 2015

If you'd like to change the atmosphere in your house without changing the entire interior, then Panasonic's "Symphony Lighting" design method may be the answer you're looking for. Read More

Minimalism Still Strong in Southeast Asian Architecture and Interior Design

Oct 14, 2015

While home-decorating trends have seen many interpretations of elegance and the intelligent use of space, minimalism remains a vibrantly influential trend in architecture and design. Read More

Take in the latest eco-friendly home solutions at Vietbuild 2015

Sep 01, 2015

As Vietnam undergoes a green revolution, the country's construction and home design sectors can expect to see more eco-friendly building solutions headed their way. Read More

Here Comes the Sun: Why ASEAN Homeowners are Turning to Solar Power

Jul 16, 2015

The past 25 years have seen unprecedented economic development among the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with the likes of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia ranking among the fastest-growing economies in the world. A notable consequence of this economic boom ... Read More

Top Features of a Green Home (Infographic)

Jul 09, 2015

Find out what green features in a home can help increase energy and water efficiency. [Image Source:Flickr] Read More

Sustainability Begins at Home: The New Breed of Eco-friendly "Smart" Houses

Jul 08, 2015

Though there may be some who continue to debate its very existence, it is difficult to deny that climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. And while tackling the problem relies largely on governments making changes at a global level, increased awareness of the causes of climate c... Read More

After Years of Hype, "Smart" Cities Are Finally Taking Hold

Jun 30, 2015

Billed as the future of urban living, "smart" cities have been on the horizon--and the drawing board--for more than a decade. But this new breed of digitally integrated metropolis, in which embedded technology is used to enhance standards of living and sustainability, is no longer a mere pipe dream ... Read More

Is Your Electrical Wiring Safe?

Jun 28, 2015

In a society where technology is ubiquitous, we often think little of electrical outlets or how we access electricity to power modern conveniences. However, to technicians and home builders, safe and high quality wiring devices remain top concerns. Read More

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management Systems for Greener Living

Jun 27, 2015

Recent flooding in Malaysia and Indonesia highlight the need for improvements in water management systems. We take a look home water management systems which can be used to mitigate the effects of heavy rainfall and also make water available for use in times of drought. [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

Where is Green Building Headed in SEA? (Infographic)

Jun 26, 2015

As the world's population increases, more and more people are now living 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 w... Read More

Binishell building and other green construction methods

Jun 22, 2015

Even as green building technologies emerge and evolve today, there are still some innovative designs that have been around for a long time, but adopted on a smaller scale. The Binishell is one such example. [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home When Haze Strikes

Jun 21, 2015

Haze caused by fires knows no boundaries. It's often carried from distant burn-offs into the hearts of cities across Asia. While it will take a united effort to tackle pollution and deforestation, there are still things you can do to improve the air quality in your home. [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

Why Green Building?

Jun 18, 2015

According to the results of the Green Building Market Report Southeast Asia 2014, green building practices are being adopted by increasing numbers of architects and developers throughout SEA. With 46 per cent of architects having already sought green building certification by 2014, and with 79 per c... Read More

Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

Jun 18, 2015

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 ... Read More

The Onset of the Smart Nation Shows a Sign of Things to Come in Modern Urban Living

May 27, 2015

Singapore is suited to become the world's first fully integrated Smart Nation. Much of the infrastructure is already in place and the government's new Smart Nation initiative is designed to give the country the boost it needs to make the vision a reality. [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

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

May 25, 2015

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... Read More

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

May 20, 2015

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. [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

May 19, 2015

'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? [Image Source: Flickr] Read More

Malaysia's 3 Green Property Hotspots to Watch

Apr 28, 2015

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] Read More

Smart living: Smart Lighting for Your Home and Office

Apr 13, 2015

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. Read More

Mass-market Green Living: Net-zero Homes

Apr 13, 2015

Is the choice between a "net-zero" home and high energy bills (and inadvertently contributing to global warming) an easy one to make? Read More

4 Simple Steps to go Eco-friendly in Your Home

Mar 19, 2015

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. Read More

Asia's Green Ambitions Should Start from Urban Environments

Mar 16, 2015

It is estimated that urban environments account for a large percentage of greenhouse-gas emissions. As such, governments are beginning to realise that efforts to reduce a country's carbon footprint should start in its rapidly growing cities. (Image Source: Flickr) Read More

Working in Eco-Luxury: Malaysia's Green Commercial Architecture

Mar 13, 2015

Luxury coupled with sustainability are the hallmarks of office developments in Malaysia today. The trend began with modestly sized government office buildings, but newer commercial high-rise developments are now taking centre stage. (Image Source: Flickr) Read More

Three Malaysian Green-building Joint Ventures to Watch

Mar 06, 2015

Developers in Malaysia are exhibiting further commitment to environmental preservation with more green-building developments. These joint ventures highlight continued efforts towards environmental sustainability in the country. (Image Source: Sanctuary Ridge) Read More

Interview with an Eco-Housing Expert: Jason Pomeroy (Part 2 of 2)

Mar 05, 2015

In part two of our interview with Professor Jason Pomeroy, Panasonic speaks to the eco-architect, master planner and academic about the green-building landscape in Southeast Asia. We also took a look at some of the stunning green projects Prof. Pomeroy and his team at Pomeroy Studio have worked on i... Read More

Interview with an Eco-Housing Expert: Jason Pomeroy (Part 1 of 2)

Mar 05, 2015

With its rapid urbanisation, Southeast Asia is an expanding market for green building development and has seen tremendous growth in the adoption of green building policies and practices by both governments and property-development companies. Panasonic speaks to award-winning eco-architect, master p... Read More

Iskandar Malaysia: A Look at SEA's Next Eco-friendly Economic Hub

Mar 04, 2015

With an abundance of land and the determination to lead the way towards a sustainable future, Malaysia is poised to become the hub of green-building growth in Asia with developments like Iskandar Malaysia underway. (Image Source: Flickr) Read More

The Future of Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable Smart Cities

Feb 27, 2015

As digital technologies get more and more integrated into our way of life, these smart cities offer a glimpse into the future of sustainable living. Photo: Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, Fujisawa, Japan Read More

Bamboo in Construction: Today's Renewable Building Resource

Feb 26, 2015

Bamboo is highly regarded as a reliable, renewable and versatile building material in many tropical regions. The plant is one of the world's oldest natural building materials and serves as an important resource for sustainable building in today's eco-conscious world.(Image Source: Morguefile) Read More

Three examples of smart living spaces of today

Feb 16, 2015

Imagine a home you can control with the touch of a button or your voice. Smart technology is revolutionising living spaces, combining automated living with comfort and convenience. Read More

Remarkable green building technologies you can experience today

Feb 12, 2015

As countries are better able to make use of technology to support sustainable building, remarkable strides are being made in green technology, giving us a glimpse of what's to come. (Photo Credit: Flickr) Read More

Go green and save money with passively-cooled features in your home

Feb 09, 2015

Homeowners and building developers can save on their energy bills by employing passive cooling strategies in their designs. At the same time, they are helping the country become greener. (Photo Credit: Flickr) Read More

Vol 7Evolution of Green Building Technologies in Asia

Feb 02, 2015

In recent years, Asia has seen much advancement in eco-friendly and sustainable building technologies, from establishing government regulations to support green building, to the development of entire smart cities. Here's a top down look at how green building technologies have developed in Asia over ... Read More

Vol 6Indonesian Eco Resorts: Showing the way forward

Jan 30, 2015

A recent Trip Advisor survey cited by the International Ecotourism Club found that 79 percent of travellers feel it's important that "accommodation providers have eco-friendly practices." To protect the natural beauty and surrounding countryside while boosting tourism, policies have been put in plac... Read More

Vol 5Driving Malaysia's Green Building Industry

Jan 28, 2015

Thanks largely to government incentives and the adoption of a green rating system, Malaysia is now at the forefront of the green movement in Southeast Asia. Read More

Vol 4A Green Awakening in Indonesia

Jan 26, 2015

Indonesia's capital has mandated that buildings must be more energy efficient, while market demand for green projects throughout the country is picking up. Read More

Vol 3Building Your Dream Green Home Part 2: Technology for the Eco-friendly home

Jan 20, 2015

An eco-friendly home uses green technology at its heart, working with nature instead of against it. Homeowners and developers can look to a few green-living solutions that have made luxurious green-living an achievable reality. Besides just building sustainably with low-emission glass and shading ... Read More

Vol 2Building Your Dream Green Home Part 1: Features of a luxurious, sustainable home

Jan 19, 2015

Visitors to Kuala Lumpur often comment on the city's stunning architecture. Take a closer look and discover that modern Malaysian architecture is as green as it is beautiful. Three outstanding examples of sustainable architecture in Malaysia have received recognition at the World Architecture Fes... Read More

Vol 1 Get environmentally friendly with low-e glass and shading devices

Jan 12, 2015

Thanks in part to government-led green initiatives, Malaysia is emerging as a leader in sustainable housing development. Low-emission (also known as low-e glass) and other shading technologies are amongst the country's solutions to the problem of wasteful conventional energy. Read More

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