People’s Daily reports
“Recently, the Beijing Municipal Construction Committee, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, and the Beijing Municipal Commission for Reform and Development have called for strengthening management on indoor temperature in Beijing’s public buildings. The indoor temperature in all public buildings that are using air conditioning systems or equipment for cooling or heating must not be lower than 26 Celsius(79) during summer and must not be higher than 20(68F) Celsius during winter.”
[SOURCE: Beijing sets temperature limits in public buildings - People's Daily Online].
“The Energy Saving Trust, the independent body in charge of improving energy efficiency in the UK, predicted that the introduction of the tariffs could persuade 8.6 million people – around a quarter of households – to invest in combined heat and power, wind turbines or other low carbon technologies.”
SOURCE: Telegraph – More than 195,000 wind turbines to appear outside homes by 2020 – Telegraph.
New York Magazine has a feature article on James Corner and the future of Fresh Kills Landfill and what the future holds.
[SOURCE: New York Magazine – Can Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park?]
Emirates Business 24/7 reports today that
“Despite caution over future projects, $800 billion (Dh2.9 trillion) of projects are currently under construction in the UAE, according to a survey by Proleads, the research partner of The Big 5.
Though the analysis covers all industries, civil construction developments continue to dominate projects under way topped by Jumeirah Gardens, Dubailand, Palm Deira, Yas Island, and White Bay Umm Al Quwain.”
[SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Projects worth $800bn under way in the UAE].
Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.
The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.
SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.