Target Center roof going green

June 20, 2008,AEDT

Another major “green roof” project is set to move forward atop a high-profile building in downtown Minneapolis. City officials are putting together construction documents for a green roof over Target Center, even as the city – with help from a project team led by RSP Architects – continues the job | Read More

EU Commission discusses soil degradation and climate change – Jerusalem Post

June 18, 2008,AEDT

The European Commission last week hosted a high-level conference on the relationship between soil and climate change, and the role of soil management in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Organic matter plays a fundamental role supporting soil fertility, retaining water, sustaining biodiversity and regulating the global carbon cycle. But organic | Read More

Making San Francisco into a people-oriented city

June 17, 2008,AEDT

Tim Holt of San Francisco Chronicle interviews urban planning guru, Jan Gehl about San Francisco and create urban spaces and a more pedestrain city(Ed– Maybe hard with those hills) and open air shopping. Read more @ the SOURCE: – Making S.F. into a people-oriented city

Tackling the Energy Monster – landscape architects in the news

June 16, 2008,AEDT

Other companies are trying to save on gas by buying hybrids. Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, a Carmel Valley, Calif., landscape-architecture and ecological-design firm with 32 employees, traded in four of its 10-auto fleet for various hybrids. They altogether cost about $130,000, but each uses only about $25 a week in | Read More

Going Green From The Ground Up – Texas Contractor

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The green build wave is rising, and right now general contractors have the opportunity to ride its crest. It is fast becoming expected that professionals in the building trades are ready, willing and able to work green — and that means understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards (Leadership | Read More

Ecotowns: for and against – Times Online

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The Times has published an insightful article about the ‘eco-towns’ proposed by the UK Government Ten new clean, green ‘eco-towns’ will be built by 2020. And pigs might fly, say critics. They argue that the government is bulldozing through a programme that will create the slum estates of the future | Read More

New green materials testing lab for Dubai – Xpress

June 15, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has established a new laboratory for testing green materials. The new initiative will be used for assessing the characteristics of these materials as per the international approved standard specifications, said Eng. Hawa Abdullah Bastaki, Director of Dubai Central Laboratory Department. She said the initiative is also in line | Read More

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