Times of India reports
“When RMZ Millennium Park in Chennai was categorised as a LEED gold building by the Hyderabad-based Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
in September this year, the tally of certified green buildings in the city went up to nine.
Although Chennai’s realty sector embarked on the green quest in 2004, it is only now that the city is emerging as a top contender in energy-efficient and user-friendly office structures, ranking third overall in the country.”
[SOURCE: The Times of India – Chennai buildings get closer to nature]
The Gazette reports
“Montreal was designed around the car in the 20th century. In the new millennium, Mayor Gérald Tremblay’s administration has contradicted its own green rhetoric by faithfully following the past century’s ways – so far, at least. But that could change.
The Tremblay administration last week urged Quebec’s transport ministry, which is in charge of the $1.5-billion rebuilding project, to rethink its approach.”
[SOURCE: The Gazette – Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars].
Date: 20 November – 24 January 2009
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[SOURCE: Building Centre – Events.
WSP Group USA has been ranked No. 1 on the authoritative ZweigWhite list of fastest-growing engineering, environmental and architecture firms for 2008. This award reflects the firm’s consistent growth and success at outperforming the economy and their competitors to become market leaders.
WSP Group USA provides a broad range of speciality services to the energy, environmental, real estate, transportation and infrastructure sectors through four operating units: WSP Flack + Kurtz, WSP Cantor Seinuk, WSP SELLS and WSP Environment & Energy.
[SOURCE: Ewire.com – WSP GROUP USA TAKES TOP HONORS IN ANNUAL \HOT].
Vienna-based Moh Architects has won the RIBA competition to design a new waterfront project in Walsall for Urban Splash.
[SOURCE: Building Design – Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration ] .
[IMAGE CREDIT MOH ARCHITECTS – IMAGE SOURCE: Building Design]