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3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
A new World Bank report lays out three steps necessary for a smooth transition to a zero-carbon future and provides data, examples and policy advice to help countries makes the shift.
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We can create a net carbon future. The focus has to be on the how

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A Look At Modern Apartment Buildings

A Look At Modern Apartment Buildings | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Take a look at high-design apartment buildings we've featured in years past, from Mumbai to the Dolomites.
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When we attempt to increase the density of cities. Let us first consider those who who already live their and what already exists.

 

We have to be careful in our attempts to improve  our urban environments for  we might end up creating tomorrows slums.

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Urban Integration Working Group

Urban Integration Working Group - How to Keep Your Cool

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Change makers Attending

http://youtu.be/w3JYH5hbRIU HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL Venue: Occidental Hotel SYDNEY CBD When: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm Booking Essential GUEST SPEAKERS During the evening, several speakers will be providing information to open up discussions. There will also be an opportunity for group discussion and questions. It is also an opportunity for people to net...

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL

Venue: Occidental Hotel SYDNEY CBD

When: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Booking Essential

GUEST SPEAKERS
During the evening, several speakers will be providing
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Urban Integration Working Group - is bring interested people to a forum - Sydney Australia to start the conversation on creating sustainable urban communities in our  cities

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Meetup Sept 17

Meetup Sept 17 | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Urban Integration Working Group - "Creating Urban Develpment that is the future"
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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN OUR TOWNS AND CITIES?

The focus of the evening is to connect  with people who have similar core values and passions as UIWGroup

 

You will attend if:

 

 You want to be part of the team that will finance, design and construct the developments.You are interested in finding out more information.You would like to live in this type of urban development when they are constructed and want to know what will be constructedYou  are part of another organisation  that is involved similar projectsYou are part of a community organisation that  wants to know if this will benefit communitiesYou are part of a government body that  will have to approve this type of developmentYou are a manufacturer or supplier of products that could be part of the developmentsYou supply energy systems or are a utilities supplier
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LIZCUD-Cities

LIZCUD-Cities | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
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Goal:

Building low impact zero carbon urban developments

Vision:

Creating vibrant, resilient, healthy and sustainable urban communities

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Tweet from @archpics

Tweet from @archpics | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Amazing Architecture- Honeycomb Apartments, Slovenia by OFIS arhitekti http://t.co/iKURvJBE4f
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The making of great living spaces through innovative design

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Greener buildings boost employee engagement | GreenBiz.com

Greener buildings boost employee engagement | GreenBiz.com | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Companies of all shapes and sizes must consider the extent to which their buildings reinforce the goals and the workplace environment they seek, especially when those goals and environment are changing.
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Buildings you do not just live in they must be healthy for you as well.

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Unique Solar Protection + A Dynamic Facade in Australia

Unique Solar Protection + A Dynamic Facade in Australia | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it

 In Bunbury, down the coast from Perth in Australia, the architects at Gresley Abas seized the mission of modernizing a homeless shelter as an opportunity to clad the original building in a colourful and dynamic facade – using metal screens. On completion of the building work, Yanget House now houses 37 apartments as well as stores and offices on the first and second floors which generate rental income that goes toward financing the project.
Colt perforated panels provide solar protection on the east side.


Artist Rick Verney specially designed a 3D relief of projecting, angular elements that seem both transparent and sculptural thanks to the characteristic perforation pattern. The “shadow metal” consists of powder-coated anodized aluminum – the perforation pattern on the screens is not just a key design element, but also ensures light transmission and the passage of energy. The customized design thus spawned both sun shading and an unusually textured dynamic façade that is as good as unmistakable.


Via Lauren Moss
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See we know how

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3D Solar shading 

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Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture | ArchDaily

Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture | ArchDaily | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Photographs: Courtesy of DISSING+WEITLING Architecture. Engineer: Rambøll Contractor: MT Højgaard. From the architect. The area around Fisketorvet shopping center has been characterized by a particular problem.
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The bicycle reborn in some countries it never died

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Australia can cut carbon emissions to zero and still grow, says report

Australia can cut carbon emissions to zero and still grow, says report | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
The carbon tax may be all but dead, but a global plan for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change has found Australia could overhaul its fossil fuel dependent energy supply and cut emissions to zero by 2050 without trashing its economy.
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This has to happen

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Australia can cut carbon emissions to zero and still grow, says report

Australia can cut carbon emissions to zero and still grow, says report | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
The carbon tax may be all but dead, but a global plan for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change has found Australia could overhaul its fossil fuel dependent energy supply and cut emissions to zero by 2050 without trashing its economy. The project is being carried out by researchers in 15 countries and lead by globally renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs, with an interim report delivered to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon overnight on Tuesday. It plots specific measures

 


Via #BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q
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And is the current Australian government every likely to take up  this option. I will hold me breath

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Water World: See the incredible floating city of the future

The lost city of Atlantis may only be a legend, but if these designs are anything to go by then underwater towns could soon become a reality. This incredible...
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Is this a real possible solution that works or just a pipe dream.Great  design is  about creating realistic sustainable out comes. It works on the kis principle KEEP IT SIMPLE

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How to Save Energy Bills, Build Better Homes and Cut the Carbon: Zero Carbon Homes… writes Tim Farron « Steve Beasant

How to Save Energy Bills, Build Better Homes and Cut the Carbon: Zero Carbon Homes… writes Tim Farron « Steve Beasant | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
How to Save Energy Bills, Build Better Homes and Cut the Carbon: Zero Carbon Homes… writes Tim Farron @ http://t.co/Ue6Ire4Ezz
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You can have you cake and a zero carbon home. Like a cake - one bite at a time

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The inadvertent benefits of green buildings

The inadvertent benefits of green buildings | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Green buildings can be good for the environment, but can they actually improve health among those living and working within them? A new study said that may be the most important side effect.
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This what happens when you design energy efficiency into the design.

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How architecture feeds the artist's imagination - CNN.com

How architecture feeds the artist's imagination - CNN.com | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Architect Daniel Libeskind is CNN Style's first guest editor and has commissioned a series of features exploring the theme of "Architecture and Emotion,"
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If there is one thing our built environment should do is inspire us. Unfortunately most of the urban areas in cities don't. They dumb down and remove any  essence of  inspiring us.

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The Fifth Estate | Labor comes out fighting on cities agenda

The Fifth Estate | Labor comes out fighting on cities agenda | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Environmental sustainability news and discussion forum
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Urban Integration working Group #UIWGroup wnat to even further than what  Labor proposes.


Federal Labor has drawn up the battlelines on the sustainability of Australia’s cities, with the appointment of Labor MP Anthony Albanese as Shadow Minister for Cities and the announcement of a new National Urban Policy Dialogue that will include key stakeholders from business, industry, academia and other levels of government.


 

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Workshop

Workshop | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
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THE STARTING LINE WORKSHOP - Sydney Australia

Venue:        Petersham Town Hall 107 Crystal St, Petersham NSW

Time:           12.00 pm for start 12.30 pm  to 5.o pm


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN OUR TOWNS AND CITIES?

The focus of the workshop is to find  appropriate people who have  similar core values as #UIWGroup and  want to be part  of the development of the project that will include finance, design and construction.

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Woods Bagot Excels at 2014 South Australia Architecture Awards ...

Woods Bagot Excels at 2014 South Australia Architecture Awards ... | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
This year, the star of the show was the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) by Woods Bagot, which won a total of five awards: COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Keith Neighbour ...
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Congratulations Wood Bagot

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Radical Carbon Offsetting: A New idea To Finance Climate Action ...

Radical Carbon Offsetting: A New idea To Finance Climate Action ... | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
The world's best thinkers on the urban future. Home · About Us & ... If we consider Tudor architecture and how many Tudor buildings survive today, we can see that timber is a durable construction material, so this lifetime can be long.
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That is one of the reasons #UIWGroup is looking to CLT for low impact zero carbon developments

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A 3D Visualization of the Risk to Surrounding New York City ...

A 3D Visualization of the Risk to Surrounding New York City ... | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Software provider Cube Cities has created a visualization of the risk to surrounding buildings in New York City posed by the presence of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to promote its risk mapping services.
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Defining RiskA 3D Visualization of the Risk to Surrounding New York City Buildings Imposed by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
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Buildings and infrastructure ill-prepared for changing climate

Buildings and infrastructure ill-prepared for changing climate | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it

The resilience of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced to counter the more frequent and severe flooding and heatwaves that can be expected in future.


Via Mark Warren
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This is why we need to act immediately to create low impact zero carbon developments in towns and cities across Australia

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Mark Warren's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:52 AM

The Committee found that new homes are being designed for yesterday’s climate, and not with the health impacts of higher temperatures in mind.

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Contemporary Czech Landscape Architecture ... - Landezine

Contemporary Czech Landscape Architecture ... - Landezine | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
The 2014 Prague Landscape Festival project presents exhibitions, lectures and site-specific installations with the common theme of landscape architecture, public space and examples of industrial conversions.
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If it can be recycled it should. Adaptive reuse should be and integral part  of redevelopment

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Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says

Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Guardian Australia: The top 15 emitter countries could make deep cuts to emissions while also tripling economic output, according to the study (Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says http://t.co/ebMO2fLvHP)...
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Yes it can

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The Bartlett PhD Conference 2014: Carrie Behar, UCL Energy Institute

Understanding ventilation practices; how residents' actions are prefigured in the design and production of low energy housing. 'Whole house' ventilation tech...
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Ventilation an important part of good design and good energy efficiency design. But unless the ventilation is understood and why it is required and with easy understand instruction that clear and precise systems built into a building will not at all or very inefficiently.

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City of Melbourne aims to become carbon neutral leader

City of Melbourne aims to become carbon neutral leader | Zero carbon buildings | Scoop.it
Melbourne City Council is bucking the trend and sticking to its goal of a carbon-neutral future.
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Sydney it time to get our act together. This is one competition I would like to win Melbourne V Sydney. The outcome is both cities would be winners

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