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January 26, 2008,AEDT

If art school was in our future we might opt to study under, or on top of, the amazing green roof at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This 5 story facility sweeps a wooded corner of the campus with an organic, vegetated | Read More

Growing trend and push towards in Urban Agriculture

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Agriculture is traditionally associated with the purposeful production of food and fibre commodities in rural areas. Agriculture in the 21st century, however, is actually much broader than this — it also includes such diverse items as environmental horticulture, planning the use of green space, control of insect and rodent pests, | Read More

First green roof at Penn University nearing completion

January 26, 2008,AEDT

After more than five months of clamorous work, the eco-roof atop English House in Kings Court/English House has been completed. Well, almost. According to Business Services, Penn’s first ‘green’ roof was finally completed during the winter recess. Yet, there’s still time before students can walk through patio gardens and bask | Read More

Hoku Solar Plan to Build Oahu’s Largest Solar Farm

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Hoku Solar, Inc plan to build Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park which would be the largest photovoltaic (PV) facility on Oahu. The Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park would be capable of generating approximately 1.5 megawatts of photovoltaic power. Over the life of the system, it would produce enough electricity to power approximately 6,700 | Read More

Dongtan Eco city shouldn’t be a marketing piece – Planners

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Two countries will lead the world in eco-cities: China and Britain.” The words of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lingered in the cold Shanghai winter air long after he had given tacit approval to the Dongtan ‘eco-city’, set to be constructed on the formerly preserved wetlands of Chongming Island, near | Read More

Masdar and Hydrogen Energy plan clean energy plant in Abu Dhabi | ADFEC

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s initiative for renewable and alternative energy and clean technology, and Hydrogen Energy, the joint venture between BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the front-end engineering design of an industrial-scale hydrogen-fired power generation project with capture of the | Read More

Local architects offer their visions of S.F. 100 years

January 22, 2008,AEDT

The jury has spoken – and it wants San Francisco in 2108 to be a place where forests of towers grow algae as well as house people, and where geothermal steam baths sprout atop Twin Peaks. Those elements are part of the proposal by IwamotoScott Architecture, selected Sunday as the | Read More

City builders to keep people in mind

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists, urban planners and experts at a seminar in the city said architecture and life are closely related with each other. While planning a city and designing any architecture, all should keep in mind the welfare of the people, socio-cultural environment and the cause of humanity. People are becoming urbanised, | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEDT

The owners of San Francisco’s Parkmerced want to add nearly 5,700 homes to the World War II-era rental housing complex, an ambitious renovation that could rank as one of the greenest in the country. Over 20 years, the developer says, the minimum $1.2 billion project would take the 115-acre property | Read More

Brown offers China green incentive

January 20, 2008,AEDT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised China £50 million in aid for “green” technology as he seeks to switch the focus of his visit to the country to climate change. The Prime Minister has promised at least that sum will be handed out to support investment in energy efficiency, so-called | Read More

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