Posts Tagged ‘Buildings’

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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IFC Shanghai Built LEED

Thursday, December 17, 2009 20:01 Comments Off

Was walking through Lujiazui this afternoon and notice this sign in front of Super Brand Mall.  Good to see that in an area that seems to see a new sete of cranes every week someone is advertising they are going LEED. Perhaps, they can catalyze a competition among developers?  Or perhaps the mayor will just […]

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Shanghai Agrees to Keep UBPA After Expo

Monday, December 7, 2009 0:36 Comments Off

Less than 6 months away, a lot of discussion surrounding the Shanghai EXPO’s green content has been taking place as the pavilions are close to being finished, and a number of initiatives by the various pavilions have themselves looked to show their “green”. … and there is also the UNEP Expo Report, which spends 150 […]

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Green Dragon Media Clip: China Urban Billion

Monday, May 18, 2009 11:17 Comments Off

“China’s Urban Billion” – Episode Teaser from Green Dragon Media on Vimeo.

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JinJiang Express Inn: Few Examples from a Greener Hotel

Friday, May 8, 2009 1:18 Comments Off

Here are a few from the Chengdu Jinjiang Express hotel. At 120 RMB a night, the 12 sqm hotel room was literally was packing in as much efficiency as possible. Building materials aside (I thought it best not to rip open a wall), I give the hotel credit on a number of fronts. 1) Double […]

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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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First Hotel Designed as Carbon Neutral is … Designed

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 20:22 Comments Off

In another, don’t pop the bubbly story, Patel Architecture Inc. announced that they have completed the design of a 5-Star China Hotel To Be Carbon-Neutral For those of you who are saying… Wait a minute, URBN hotel in Shanghai is the first carbon neutral hotel, you would be right… and wrong. Where this story really […]

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Ooo.. Ahh.. New Shenzhen Building Powered by Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:34 2 Comments

In another example of the fact that anything is possible through technology, money, and design, Coop Himmelblau has put forward this creation: The facade’s design is driven by solar and wind powered energy generation. The second skin of the building will be lined with photovoltaic cells and will feature mechanisms to provide natural ventilation, reduce […]

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US Grant to Boost Efficient Building in China

Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:16 1 Comment

With so much of China’s energy waste coming from its buildings (up to 70%), building, operating, and maintaining efficient buildings will need to become a greater focus within China’s overall sustainability strategy. It is a topic that Edward Ziegler has studied and written some excellent articles on, and it is a the focus of a […]

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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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