Green roof for green buildings

March 3, 2008,AEST

Imagine picking blueberries on your roof, collecting rain and runoff water from your property and using it to flush toilets, heating and cooling your building using heat trapped beneath the Earth’s surface and having an electricity bill less than a | Read More

Greener buildings – Thailand

February 25, 2008,AEST

Concern over global warming has inspired many housing developers to use energy-saving as a selling point for new projects. Among 13 developers who received the 2007 energy-conserving housing awards from Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is three-year-old Fine | Read More

China: Going Green, Going It Alone

February 22, 2008,AEST

Clean-tech investors, like those that swarmed the U.N. headquarters last week, have been drooling over investment prospects in suddenly-green China. Maybe it’s time to curb the enthusiasm. “China expects local capital to fund 90 percent of the infrastructure and other | Read More

America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science

February 22, 2008,AEST

America’s 50 Greenest CitiesWant to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don’t look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the | Read More

3XN Transforms a Brown Site into a Green One

February 20, 2008,AEST

A brownfield in Norway will be going green, literally, thanks to a new master plan that calls for a rolling green roof to shelter a cultural center. The Danish architecture firm 3XN beat out Henning Larsen Architects, Niels Torp, L2 | Read More

Garden City lands eyed for urban food research

February 19, 2008,AEST

Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.

Cameroon: Douala Urban Council Enters Urban Transport

February 19, 2008,AEST

For the first time in the history of the Douala Urban Council, the council has entered urban transport business. The council has bought 38 percent of the shares of ‘Sociéte Camerounaise de Transport Urbain’, SOCATUR, which is the lone authorised | Read More

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