Rooftop Gardens of the World – Huffington Post

September 2, 2009,AEDT

The Huffington Post is looking for submission of photos of the green roofs around the world. The photos are being ranked by users to determined the 8 Rooftop Gardens from around the world. Its easy to enter just find the address of the project and then upload a photo and | Read More

Expo Wetland to be used for toilet flushing

August 28, 2009,AEDT

A wetland park will be built by the City of Chengdu on the 2010 Expo site in Shanghai that will use soil and vegetation to purify site rain water that will be used toilet flushing. The wetland park wil be 2,680 square metres on the Puxi section (north)  and also | Read More

NASA launches ‘Sustainability Base’

August 26, 2009,AEDT

Yesterday, NASA’s Ames Research Center held a ground breaking ceremony for its new ‘Sustainability Base’ – a high performance Platinum LEED Rated building in Moffett Field California. The building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less potable water than conventionally built buildings of equivalent size and | Read More

What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEDT

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved. Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the South East. From 2017 Crossrail will travel from | Read More

Urban Wind Turbines installed in Portland

August 14, 2009,AEDT

The first set of small-scale urban wind turbines in the U.S. are being installed in Portland atop the new Twelve|West tower this week. Today the Hoffman Construction should raise the final blades to the top of  Twelve|West a 22 storey office and residential building. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, which | Read More

LEED Call for ideas due August 7

August 6, 2009,AEDT

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)invites the public to participate in a LEED Call for Ideas. This call is meant to provide a way for new ideas to be brought forward to help inform improvement to the LEED rating system. USGBC is looking for input on improving existing technical criteria, | Read More

Local Stone banned by Council for being reflective

August 5, 2009,AEDT

Reported today by 3 News New Zealand that the Otago District Council is banning Oamaru Stone as a building material as it is too bright and reflective. One has to wonder if the local council has heard of sustainable design? To ban a locally sourced product that has reflective and | Read More

Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

July 24, 2009,AEDT

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is | Read More

Ecologically sustainable park behind Honan Allston library

July 20, 2009,AEDT

Allston/Brighton TAB reports Allston-Brighton residents received a first look at designs for a new ecologically sustainable park behind the Honan-Allston Library at the July 8 meeting of the Harvard-Allston Task Force. The design, which was created with residents’ suggestions in mind, was generally well received by those who attended the | Read More

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