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Friday
Mar092012

A Surprising Way to Make Better Batteries

Anyone with a smartphone or computer has faced the frustrations of fading battery capacity. A Princeton University professor is working though to find a way to make batteries last as long as the gadgets and cars they power. His research has turned up some interesting results.

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Sunday
Feb192012

Five Ways Businesses Can Revitalise Cities AND Reduce their Carbon Footprint

Would you like to lower your business' carbon footprint, increase its competitiveness and support a vibrant city? Follow these steps!

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Saturday
Feb042012

Jaime Lerner: Architect of Urban Acupuncture and Better Cities at Curitiba 

Jaime Lerner is the inventor of Urban Acupuncture, a startling new approach to city planning that allows people to define the space they live in.

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Wednesday
Jan252012

Energy Efficient Homes Made Affordable

Eco-friendly homes may be getting cheaper and more stylish, according to recent reports from SmartPlanet.Hydronic radiant heating, passive solar designs and much more. Check out these examples from Calilfornia and Pennsylvania.

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Friday
Jul292011

3rd Annual Sustainable Cities 2011 in Singapore To Address Good City Planning Practices

With a central theme of “Building Liveable Cities of the Future through Green Design and Good Governance”, the 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities event (27-30 September) aims to explore how good design and planning can improve city management, drive economic growth, promote sustainable development and deliver a better quality of life.

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Saturday
Jun182011

Sydney Goes Green with New Sustainable Buildings Plan

Building a high rise development in the centre of a city may not seem the best way to go green – but the designers and developers of Central Park in Sydney say their building will be just as green as any other.

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Tuesday
May032011

Soneva Kiri's Tree-Top Den a Bamboo Marvel by Architect Olav Bruin 

The perfect family resort can be marred by too much activity from the kids. At Soneva Kiri by Six Senses, architect Olav Bruin has have brought a fantasy den to life for the children and a big smile to the faces of their relaxed parents.

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Saturday
Jan152011

Singapore Scouts go to the Himalayas to Build Green Classrooms for Remote Village Schoolchildren

Scouts from Singapore travel halfway round the world to design and build a new environmentally-sensitive classroom for remote village children in India’s West Sikkim.

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Monday
Nov222010

Brenda Vale on Autonomous Houses and Design for Sustainability

In the small town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England nestles the first autonomous house in the UK. Completed in 1993 and designed by professor of architecture with the University of Auckland, green activist and author Brenda Vale, this house makes use of all the natural elements that fall on it.

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Monday
Nov222010

Huston Eubank on Cutting Emissions, Exploring Biomimicry for Sustainable Buildings

by Jeremy Torr "I just love this quote: ‘We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities' - it really describes our current situation well." Huston Eubank, former executive director of the World Green Building Council, and principal of Green Development Services at the Rocky Mountain Institute is realistic about our situation with respect to climate change.

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Saturday
Dec062008

CDM Reforms Needed for Green Buildings

Poznan (Poland), Dec 6. A five-star hotel and an office complex in Kolkata went green in various ways but their applications to be registered under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) so that they could be paid for their troubles were rejected for no fault of theirs, an official said here Saturday.

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