One of them is a school which even will deliver electricity to the grid
The other is an Environmental Education Centre (picture) is housing offices, a restaurant, exhibition halls and a doctors practice. But for both of the buildings, the solar chimney is The Big Innovation!
An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions
Worldwide, the cement sector has been very active in reducing its emissions from cement production.
On three levels:
Through the combination of these efforts, the emissions per ton of cement have been reduced by 16% from the 1990 levels of 750 kg CO2/ ton of cement. Good news for CO2 emissions, the greenhouse gas and climate change. Read More
Three of the spheres between the planned Phoenix Towers will be themed restaurants. Courtesy Chetwoods Architects
As China struggles with it’s industrial emissions, the concept of a new eco-city is a possible model for it’s sustainable development.
Last year the academy of social science, launched the 2014 ecological city ‘the greenwork’, with technical solutions to get cities green. One of the sustainable solutions is ‘The Phoenix Towers’ in Wuhan. Read More
Green building: The John and Frances Angelos Law Center is the new law building at the University of Baltimore.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its Top Ten Projects of 2014.
The Arizona State University Student Health Services is an adaptive reuse project. It consists of the demolition and new construction of part and the remodel of the remaining health facilities building. Its new systems Read More
If your entire house is a water filter, clean water is never hard to find
Every time it rains, this concrete house turns into an oversized water filter. Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on display during Milan Design Week last month, complete with a fake cloud overhead to show it in action. Read More
The European project Greener Buildings – composed of companies from several countries, including Technical University of Eindhoven and Philips – has developed a novel service oriented architecture applied to building automation systems, achieving reductions in energy consumption and improvement of comfort by monitoring user activity. Read More