Category: Asia

Dubai’s Reef Construction

Dubai’s Reef Construction

  Nakheel, the Dubai property developer behind the emirate’s manmade islands, laid out plans in November 2011 to build a string of artificial reefs off the city-state’s coast in a bid to attract more aquatic life. The project aims in part to revitalize fishing prospects in the azure Persian Gulf waters that lap at Nakheel-built islands shaped like palm trees […]

Taipei 101- Largest Green Building

Taipei 101- Largest Green Building

  Taipei 101 may no longer be the world’s tallest building but now it has another coveted title to its credit-“World’s tallest green building”. In 2007 Burj Khalifa which is 828 m high surpassed the Taipei 101 (506 m high) to become the world’s tallest building. Taiwan has invested $1.8 million in energy efficiency upgrades which are expected to yield […]

Rizhao “Sunshine” City

Rizhao “Sunshine” City

  Rizhao, a major Chinese seaport city, loads products such as iron ore, coal, cement, nickel, and bauxite.  Ironically Rizhao means “Sunshine” in Chinese and the city is known for its sustainability as it mandates solar-water heaters in all new buildings. 99% of households in the central districts use solar water heaters. Most of the lighting and traffic signals are powered with […]

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

  The newest trend when building new cities is to build an entire “Eco-City“. In China, the Tianjin Eco City is 30 square kilometers and holds expects completion date of 2020. It features: Solar power, Wind power, Rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/ desalination of sea water. Pledged 90 percent public transport traffic. Will have light rail transit system. Estimated 350,000 […]