Simon Rabinovitch of Reuters reports “Quake reconstruction is a central plank of the government’s stimulus plan for the ailing Chinese economy, set to take one-quarter of Beijing’s promised 4 trillion yuan ($580 billion) spending boost and to create millions of sorely needed jobs.”
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“Dallas-based HKS Inc., the world’s ninth-largest architecture firm, has launched a group to promote eco-friendly design with its staff and clients.”
[SOURCE: dallasnews.com – HKS begins green design group | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News].
2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects
SOURCE Chicagotibune – 2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects
Renewable Energy World reports
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that it has won a bid to supply, design and install building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) with a total capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) on the China and Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. The projects, which will be the largest BIPV installations in China, are scheduled to be completed by September 2009.
SOURCE: Renewable Energy World – Suntech To Supply 3 MW of Solar to World Expo Shanghai 2010 –