Posts Tagged ‘building materials’

Get to GIGA Event on Saturday

Monday, January 18, 2010 21:55 Comments Off

For anyone looking to come down from 30,000 feet to get their hands dirty with Green Buildings, then I recommend checking out this Saturday’s GIGA event (1:00 – 5:30pm). Full details are at their website (click here), but here is the basics: Schedule: 13:00 – 13:30: registration and networking 13:30 – 13:45: event introduction and […]

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Rebuilding Green In Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 0:32 Comments Off

When researching sustainability in the building sector, one will come across a lot of new technologies for how buildings can be made better… meters, cement, solar panels, insulation, and so on. However, at the same time as we are celebrating these technologies and the architects who are able¬† to incorporate them into their buildings, it […]

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Building the Future on Sludge

Monday, March 30, 2009 2:56 Comments Off

With one of the key areas of focus in China to improve efficiencies being buildings, and building materials, I found the Cleantech article Sludge-powered cement in China? particularly interesting. Guangdong, China-based Guangzhou Heidelberg Yuexiu Cement said it began treating sludge this week at its RMB 70 million ($10.2 million) facility designed to turn the wastewater […]

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Creating Energy Through Revolving Doors

Monday, December 15, 2008 11:01 1 Comment

In perhaps one of the easiest, and most transferable technologies, that I have seen in a while, Boon Edam has recently installed a revolving door generation product that I would say is ripe for China. According to the Boon Edam press release, installing the door inside a train station with a capacity of 8500: The […]

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The Future of Connected and Sustainable Cities

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:35 Comments Off

With dozens of cities in China urbanizing all at the same time, and at a pace matched at no time by anyone else, making sure cities are planned and built properly is a must.

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Cleaner Greener Materials

Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:32 Comments Off

Poptech is one of those website that I need to visit on a monthly basis, and this month I found the 20 minute presentation given by Blaine Brownell. Like my friends at GIGA, Brownell is: an architect obsessed with sustainable building materials. He introduces a wonderful world of products made from repurposed materials and provides […]

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Alcoa Moves To Build Sustainable China

Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:23 Comments Off

A couple weeks behind on this story, but the China Daily had an article last month titled Alcoa moves to build a sustainable future in China that I thought was really interesting. According to the article, Alcoa’s position is : To build a sustainable city, urban traffic capacity and urban resource supply are decisive factors […]

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Home First Emission Free Building in China in Ningbo

Monday, October 6, 2008 4:34 Comments Off

h/t to Alex Pasternack at Treehugger for highlighting China’s First Zero-Emissions Building: Ningbo’s Sustainable Energy Technology Center . Alongside an array of photovoltaic cells around the building (with batteries that can store two weeks’ worth of electricity), the building boasts geothermal energy, which is used to cool and heat the floor slabs. A double skin […]

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Chinese Architect Shows Paper House in Venice

Sunday, October 5, 2008 6:06 Comments Off

While there will be limited applications for developing a paper house (as you see above) in China, where I can see some interesting applicatons for this type of product/ technology/ form is inside the house.¬† Already, you have the folks from A00 showing off what can be done with old suitcases, and if there is […]

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CO2 Sucking Blocks Have Potential Markets for China

Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:04 Comments Off

Given China’s building boom, and China’s reliance on bricks and concrete to build walls and foundations, the applications for this product could be huge if the product was proven and brought into China. A product of Carbon Sense Solutions, it CO2 eating concrete process is one that is still under review (according to their website), […]

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