Archive for the ‘Agricalture’ Category

Stefano Boeri Vertical forest city in China

Stefano Boeri designs “vertical forest” city to eat up China’s smog Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China’s Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat air pollution. The Liuzhou Forest City will feature nearly 40,000 trees and almost one million plants, comprising 100 different species. The greenery is designed to trail over balconies and the […]

Master plan for the European Energy Revolution put forth

Source: Passive House Institute (Germany),  International Passive House Association (iPHA) Press Release for the 4 May 2012 Press Conference on the 16th International Passive House Conference Master plan for the European energy revolution – Wolfgang Feist / Concept: Günter Lang Darmstadt/Hanover, Germany, 9 May 2012 Master plan for the European Energy Revolution put forth On […]

Green Trends for 2012: LEED, Net-Zero Energy and the Living Building Challenge

Green building in all U.S. construction sectors will continue its rebound this year as the economy struggles to return to pre-recession levels. While the slowdown in commercial real estate projects and funding has definitely put a crimp in many green building projects, interest does remain high for green school construction. Jerry Yudelson, principal at Yudelson […]

German investment in Ukraine

Source: http://bunews.com.ua/ Germany is Ukraine’s No. 2 investor but cooperation remains below capacity due to difficult business climate With a total of around seven billion euros and counting, Germany is currently the No. 2 international investor in independent Ukraine. The most important sectors of this economic cooperation are trade and finance, the car component industry, […]

BIG IDEAS: Dickson Despommier’s Vertical Farming

Credit to: http://www.verticalfarm.com/ The Problem By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is […]

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