Moves towards green building design and construction should not be stalled by a global recession, according to environmental building experts. Keith Clarke, the chief executive of WS Atkins, an engineering and architectural services firm, said the design and construction industry “simply doesn’t have time” to wait for the end of | Read More
Foster + Partners is one of eight leading companies launching a report today warning of the grave risks posed by a 2013 peak in oil production. The Oil Crunch: Securing the UK’s Energy Future is published by the newly-formed UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security, and is | Read More
As part of its efforts to reduce pollution and create alternative sources of energy to meet growing demand, the city of Dubai has launched a major initiative to harness solar energy. SOURCE: The Hindu News Update Service.
Christopher Hawthorne of L.A. Times looks at “Amid a period in which bolder has meant bigger, the economic slowdown could help push architects to imagine, identify and define new paths.” Looking at the current financial crisis and how architecture could benefit in the long term. SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – | Read More
“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.” read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra Times – Green policies can save credit crisis and the planet
The Hong Kong Envrionment Protection Department published the “Environment Hong Kong 2008” report. Key initiatives in the report include:– Cleaner Production Partnership Programme launched in connection with Pearl River Delta factories. – An injection of $1 billion into the Environment and Conservation Fund to enhance community participation in environment and | Read More
Civic – Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, China, by Buro II Culture – Oslo Opera House in Norway by Snøhetta Energy, Waste and Recycling – Landscape restoration of the Controlled Rubbish Dump “La Vall d’en Joan”, Spain, by Batlle & Roig Architects Health – Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes | Read More
India’s cities face many challenges, and one looms larger than the rest: How much will it cost to build our urban infrastructure? read more @ the SOURCE: livemint.com – Building urban India – Columnist –
Projects in Georgia highlight the use of compost in the engineered soil matrix for bioretention cells, which sustainably manage storm water runoff. read more @ the SOURCE: Biocycle(jgpress.com) – Compost In The Mix For Storm Water Management :: BioCycle, Advancing Composting, Organics Recycling & Renewable Energy.
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you become powerfully aware of a suburban landscape dominated by housing subdivisions, by single-family houses with large yards and private pools. You will also see, interspersed throughout the vast expanse of residential tracts, a scattering of public parks and preserves. But what role do | Read More