Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEST

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% | Read More

Turenscape win World Architecture Festival Award

November 11, 2009,AEST

Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute) has been awarded the Landscape Category award at the 2009 World Architecture Festival for a 22-hectare park in Tianjin, China – The Adaptation Palettes: Regenerative Landscape Design Through Regenerative Design and by allotting landforms, the | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEST

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming | Read More

Hamilton cuts waterfront budget

November 10, 2009,AEST

Image via Wikipedia The Royal Gazette reports The Corporation of Hamilton (Bermuda) has revised its plans for a waterfront development — slashing the budget from a quarter of billion dollars to less than $200 million. Mayor Charles Gosling announced that “It | Read More

New carbon-negative cement wins Competition

November 10, 2009,AEST

London Development Agency reports The London Development Agency (LDA) has congratulated a London company that has been recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly approach to construction. The company was recognised for its potential contribution to the engineering and construction industries | Read More

Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEST

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water | Read More

Toronto awarded 2015 Pan Am Games

November 10, 2009,AEST

InsideToronto reports Toronto has won its bid to host the 2015 Pan Am Games – meaning that Scarborough will have a new LRT line servicing Malvern, and the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto will be home to a | Read More

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