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They divided their Energy bill by 10!

They divided their Energy bill by 10!

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Bali Green School awarded Greenest School on Earth

<em>Bali Green School</em> awarded Greenest School on Earth

The “Green School”, founded in 2008 on the Indonesian island of Bali, has just received the “Greenest School on Earth” award from the US Green Building Council. The school has thus become...

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Favela Farming Creates Jobs, Meals and a Healthy Environment

Favela Farming Creates Jobs, Meals and a Healthy Environment

For anyone who has seen City of God, the Rio de Janeiro favelas are distinctly urban and concrete, where space is dedicated first and foremost to living space. The women of Parque Genesiano da Luz...

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Short-distance distribution : a sustainable solution to feed people in Paris

Short-distance distribution : a sustainable solution to feed people in Paris

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Keeping the Pavement Dry: Green Technology to Help NYC’s Struggling Drain System

Keeping the Pavement Dry: Green Technology to Help NYC’s Struggling Drain System

New York City is facing a serious water management crisis. The city’s downpours (45 inches, or 114cm a year ) simply enter the underground sewage system and are then dumped into the nearest body...

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South Korea’s Fight: Five Years of Green Development

In August 2008, South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak declared green growth to be the base for all future domestic development. His ambitious 60-year plan of carbon emission reduction was met with...

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Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

There’s a new flagship sustainable building in Canada. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the newest building on University of British Columbia’s campus, is a...

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The Lego Concept: Building A Sustainable Hotel in 360 Hours

The Lego Concept: Building A Sustainable Hotel in 360 Hours

In December 2011, China’s Broad Sustainable Building Company built a “T30” 30-story hotel prototype in 15 days. Despite the time constraint, Broad managed to lower construction waste and to...

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One Small Step for India, One Billion Square Feet for Green Buildings

Hyderabad: The Indian Green Building Council government has announced that it now has “1 billion square under eco-friendly constructions, completed, registered and under development.” The...

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How to be an Urban Farmer

How to be an Urban Farmer

What is it like to be an urban farmer? The Express Night Out examines the life of Anita Adalja, an urban grower for Common Good City Farm. Anita earns between $30000 and $40000 a year tending to a...

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Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Zurich: The Holcim Foundation “encourages innovative approaches to sustainable construction” by awarding $2 millions (USD) every three years to projects that encourage ecological...

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The International Green Construction Code Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The <em>International Green Construction Code</em> Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) has released the 3rd version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The document provides a framework for states and bodies of government who...

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One Year Later: Japan’s Energy Overhaul

In a response to concerns over the safety of nuclear energy, Japan is heavily investing in safe, renewable energy. The official subsidy program begins in July 2012 but several programs are already...

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India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India’s energy consumption is the fourth largest worldwide after Russia. Unlike Russia, India is also facing an accelerated urban transition. Today, 30% of the population lives in an urban...

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Singapore’s Urban Farming is a Community Success

While Singapore is mostly known for its urban, service-oriented lifestyle, the country still maintains a small agriculture sector, which covers 3% of Singapore’s land mass. A new addition to...

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Is the collective management of water a sustainable solution?

Is the collective management of water a sustainable solution?

"It is often said that people are not able nor can afford to take part in the strategic decisions and in the management process linked with water services. However, many counter-examples show...

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Kothapally (India): a successful model for Collective water management

Kothapally (India): a successful model for Collective water management

“The example of Kothapally, Andhra Pradesh’s rural society in the semi-dry center of India, shows us that the collective management of natural resources, and especially of water, is just...

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Amsterdam promotes the Smart Work Centers concept to reduce its carbon footprint

Amsterdam promotes the Smart Work Centers concept to reduce its carbon footprint

Following the implementation of its "Amsterdam Smart City" long-term strategy, which aims at reducing the city's carbon footprint, Amsterdam has talked its council workers into going to Smart Work...

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How pocket parks may make cities safer

How pocket parks may make cities safer

A research team has found that distressed neighborhoods where vacant lots have been converted into small parks and community green spaces are associated with reduced crime when compared to...

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When Art meets Ecology

When Art meets Ecology

From 2013, Emscher Park (in Germany) will host an ecological building completely made of reclaimed wood and designed in 2010 by the Dutch art group "Observatorium" when the Ruhr, Germany, was...

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