Renewable Energy World reports
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that it has won a bid to supply, design and install building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) with a total capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) on the China and Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. The projects, which will be the largest BIPV installations in China, are scheduled to be completed by September 2009.
SOURCE: Renewable Energy World – Suntech To Supply 3 MW of Solar to World Expo Shanghai 2010 –
Check out the Telegraph.co.uk 2008 list of “Building projects crunched by the economic downturn, architectural heroes and villains.”
read more @ the SOURCE: [Telegraph.co.uk – Architecture review of the year 2008]
Streetblog posted an interview with “Robert Gottlieb is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies and Director of the Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. The Institute seeks to marry education with action and thus Gottlieb and his students have become a major force for transportation reform in Los Angeles”.
read the full interview @ the [SOURCE: Streetsblog » Streetsblog Interview: Professor Robert Gottlieb]
The blueprint of the most pioneering green building in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and also probably the first of its kind in the world, namely the Education Center for Subtropical Green Buildings (ECSGB) with an alias as “Green Magic School”, was recently approved by the City Urban Planning Committee of Tainan City in November, 2008, and simultaneously awarded by the Architecture and Building Research Institute of the Ministry of the Interior as a “Diamond Level Candidate for Green Building Labeling”. The detailed construction and design layout of this Green Magic School has been also completed on December 17th. Public tender on the construction work of the NCKU ECSGB is expected to be called around January of 2009 with an aim for completion of all construction work by 2010.
[SOURCE: MarketWatch – Construction of NCKU Green Building Kicked Off]
The Dec. 14 Associated Press analysis “Planning hasn’t prevented growing pains” needs to be put into local perspective to fully understand the difference between a legal view to planning and a sustainable one.
read the full blog piece @ the SOURCE: tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat – Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth?