Get to GIGA Event on Saturday

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 welcome 13:45 - 14:20: case study: building positive impact 14:20…

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Rebuilding Green In Hong Kong

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 is equally important to recognize that in China's cities…

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Building the Future on Sludge

With one of the key areas of focus in China to improve efficiencies being buildings, and building materials, I found the Cleantech article Sludge-powered cement in China? particularly interesting. Guangdong, China-based Guangzhou Heidelberg Yuexiu Cement said it began treating sludge this week at its RMB 70 million ($10.2 million) facility designed to turn the wastewater byproduct into a fuel for…

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Alcoa Moves To Build Sustainable China

A couple weeks behind on this story, but the China Daily had an article last month titled Alcoa moves to build a sustainable future in China that I thought was really interesting. According to the article, Alcoa's position is : To build a sustainable city, urban traffic capacity and urban resource supply are decisive factors that cannot be neglected. The application of environmentally friendly m…

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