Posts Tagged Architecture

Masdar City: “the most ambitious sustainable development in the world today”

June 16, 2009
Masdar City: “the most ambitious sustainable development in the world today”

A recent gander at the Pop!Tech Blog led me to a conceptually and aesthetically pleasing sample of future city designs. The United Arab Emirates’ Masdar Initiative will give rise to a future green city in Abu Dhabi, Masdar City. The design of Masdar City is a bold attempt at attaining sustainability and is planned to […]

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New York to Benefit from Most Weatherization Money

April 30, 2009

And Most Efficiency Related Jobs? Thanks to our old housing stock, hot summers, and cold winters, New York State will be the beneficiary of a nice chunk of money for home weatherization, specifically for low income residents. We are the recipients of more money than any other state, coming from the $5 billion that the […]

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Green Buildings from the Stimulus

April 23, 2009
Green Buildings from the Stimulus

NYC On Its Way to Upgrading Relics of the Past For all the talk, research and white noise about sustainable cities, some seriously low hanging–yet extremely important–fruit, are often not addressed: Old buildings and their energy consumption. New buildings are more likely than not to have some type of efficiency features. Not all, but it’s […]

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It’s A Plane, It’s a Bird…It’s a Farm?

April 7, 2009
It's A Plane, It's a Bird...It's a Farm?

Farms in the Sky Might be the Agrobusiness of the Future Thor here, with another Tuesday post. This week I write to you about one of the more intriguing “green” development ideas out there: the vertical farm. I had heard of this concept before, but until very recently I counted it among underwater colonies and […]

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NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement

March 13, 2009
NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement

Take Two Last week’s blog entry on the status of the New York City Green Roof Tax Abatement was pulled from the blog on Friday, March 6th when it came to our attention that there were some inaccuracies stated within it. The text where the inaccuracies lay was in the following paragraph: “The initiative is […]

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