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Australian International Design Awards

Australia's most prestigious and diverse design assessment program, rewarding product design and innovation excellence since 1958.
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List of sustainable buildings - Greenlivingpedia, a wiki on green living, building and energy

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...GreenSpec - Green building, design, products, materials, energy, specification and sustainable construction

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Sustainable housing (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection)

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Gardens By The Bay: ‘World Building of the Year’

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Much of the environmental control is achieved through passive means, before resorting to less efficient, active systems such as air conditioning. Fresh air filters through a desiccant, then to conventional chillers. As the desiccant extracts moisture, it also cools the air inside. But to keep the desiccant functioning, energy is needed to remove the accumulated moisture. This is where sustainable technologies come in: An on-site biomass boiler—fueled entirely with green waste from the city’s national parks—and hot air collected from the top of the glasshouses provide sufficient energy to cool the conservatories.

 

“The result is not an experimental building, but its ventilation strategy has an experimental component,” Finch said. “In a globalized environment, there is so much interest in how we deal with density and this combination of urbanism with a garden that is both an attraction and nature is a wonderful solution. If they can cool these glasshouses through natural cooling, we should ask why it can’t be done in other buildings?”


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Stacy Mata's curator insight, March 8, 8:34 AM
I mean can anything get better than a flower dome?!? Well at first I though no, but it be actually seeing the flowers in the building thriving in its natural habitat. But, hey, this is a stride towards conservation, awareness and beauty. All things we need in the world, oh, and passive design of course!
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Keeping Singapore Green with Data and Design

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It is not simply a matter of city planning in the traditional sense. The very rhythm of Singapore is based on a marvelously efficient data collection process, which feeds the continuous refinement of urban planning. The Singaporean approach to analytical design contains important lessons, as statistics from the United Nations suggest 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. This kind of growth will put immense pressure on urban infrastructures, many of which are already archaic and crumbling.

 

The cultures of the Southeast Asian region have historically fueled many of the world’s innovations. Many of these advances are the result of the complex interactions between cultures and technology. As we move more deeply into the 21st century, the technology law of accelerating returns is more evident in Asia than in Europe or America. The rate of change in the way people live is increasing at an exponential rate each year in Asia.

 

Against this backdrop of continuous change driven by data collection technology, Singapore has implemented restoration of green space with astounding results.


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70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. This kind of growth will put immense pressure on urban infrastructures, many of which are already archaic and crumbling.

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Utility Dominion Buys Big into Fuel Cells

Stationary fuel cells have been steady performers for years delivering electricity at office parks, supermarkets, or wastewater treatment plants. But utilities, for the most part, have stayed clear of fuel cells.

Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion today said it will own and operate a 14.9-megawatt fuel cell power generation station in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Supplier FuelCell Energy claims it will the first publicly-traded utility in North America to use fuel cells for distributed power generation into the grid.
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Best of TH: Sustainable Designers, Part II

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Round Two of our discourse on the best of sustainable designers is a study in variety: of materials, philosophies, ideas and designs.
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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY BLOG - Solar-Energy-Wind-Power.com

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AC Propulsion | Creating electric vehicles that people want to drive

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Object: Australian Centre for Design

Australia's leading centre for craft and design, Object presents dynamic exhibitions, publishing, retail, digital and educational activities.
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Putting sustainability at the heart of the UK's built environment - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog)Putting sustainability at the heart of the UK's built environmentThe Guardian (blog)Without a sense of shared purpose, a kind of camaraderie between the government, UK businesses and organisations like the UK Green Building Council,...

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Pittsburgh: Steel Town Turned Green Town, USA | Earthtechling

Pittsburgh: Steel Town Turned Green Town, USA | Earthtechling | Sustainable Technology in the Built Environment | Scoop.it
While other Rust Belt cities struggled through the recession, Pittsburgh has managed to keep building, and building green, while reclaiming its riverfronts.

 

"Pittsburgh also boasts the only convention center on the country with dual LEED certification: Gold for new construction and Platinum for operations."

 

"Plans are also in the works, closer to downtown, to turn the 28-acres site of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins former arena, now demolished, into a sustainable neighborhood development incorporating 1,200 units of housing, office and retail space and parks, targeting LEED for Neighborhood Development certification."


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Smart Grid: Solar gets a $29 million shot in the arm from DOE

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Smart Grid - The Energy Department announced a $29 million investment in four projects to advance solar energy.

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"...$21 million investment will be used over five years to design plug-and-play photovoltaic systems that homeowners can purchase, install and make operational in one day. "

 

"The price of solar panels has fallen dramatically in recent years, but we also need to reduce the cost and time required to actually install them in homes and businesses, and help utility companies better integrate renewable energy into the grid." said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.



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Nanoparticles » Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment

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Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment - http://t.co/WuUYxEcF...

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Best Of TH: Sustainable Designers, Part I

Best Of TH: Sustainable Designers, Part I | Sustainable Technology in the Built Environment | Scoop.it
TreeHugger spends a lot of time poring over sustainable design websites, books, magazines and the like, and, though a lot of it catches our eye, only a select few can be considered "the best" that we've seen.
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