LandDesign team wins 10K for green design – Nashville Business Journal

May 27, 2008,AEDT

One of LandDesign Inc.’s Nashville office team won an internal competition on green design. Human Element, a Nashville team, tied for first place in the company-wide sustainable design competition and shared in the $10,000 first place award. Fourteen teams competed across the company to reduce the carbon footprint of Birkdale | Read More

Critics say new green rating hurts affordable housing – Mlive.com

May 27, 2008,AEDT

The U.S. Green Building Council’s new rating system for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in neighborhood development, known as LEED-ND, is coming under fire for not putting a greater emphasis on affordable housing. Critics say LEED-ND, in its current draft, discourages participating developers from alloting dollars into expensive energy-efficient | Read More

City celebrates new environmentally friendly parking lot – NWAnews.com

May 25, 2008,AEDT

The team behind an environmentally sensitive parking lot at Gulley Park hopes it example for developers and builders, encouraging them to use stormwater management practices that protect water quality rather than harm it. The city of Fayetteville partnered with the Uni- will be an versity of Arkansas Department of Landscape | Read More

GREENPIX Zero Energy Media Wall Lights up Beijing – Inhabitat

May 19, 2008,AEDT

The upcoming 2008 Olympic Games are inspiring some show-stopping buildings and technologies, among them the Greenpix Zero Energy Media Wall by New York based architecture & media firm Simone Giostra & Partners. Visible from up to a kilometer away on one of Beijing’s most congested main roads, the 20,000 square | Read More

Premier leads delegation of green firms to Asia

May 18, 2008,AEDT

Premier Gordon Campbell will board a plane bound for South Korea this morning, leading an Asian trade mission comprising British Columbia’s largest-ever delegation of green businesses. The group of about 30 clean technology and green design companies will be in Seoul and Suwon in South Korea until Wednesday, and then | Read More

Meeting the demand for sustainable materials – icWales

May 18, 2008,AEDT

The soaring number of eco-communities and eco-homes have resulted in a growing demand for sustainable materials. One company that has benefited enormously from the boom is T Mawr, a traditional and ecological building company based in Brecon, which began growing rapidly in 2005 and has doubled in size every year | Read More

City’s Signature Roof – Vancouver Sun

May 18, 2008,AEDT

At the moment, the grandest and most ethically ambitious architecture in the city — the green, living roof of the new convention centre — resembles a hair plug job. There’s a lot of bald up there. It’s sparse, but growth proceeds. They started planting it two weeks ago, and crews | Read More

Up on the roof garden – Telegraph.co.uk

May 17, 2008,AEDT

Only a few years ago, anyone who suggested growing plants on a roof might have been dismissed as a complete crank. Not any more. Sedum on roofThe Botanical Roof Garden, Augustenborg, Sweden Green roofs have started to appear on new buildings up and down the country with remarkable speed. Most | Read More

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green

May 17, 2008,AEDT

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX. Many of the plants and shrubs requiring significant irrigation and maintenance have been removed | Read More

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