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  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Washing technologies eliver higher value building materials

    The introduction of new washing technologies to the Middle East has resulted in operators throughout the region enjoying increased revenues through the delivery of higher quality sand and aggregate products to the construction sector. This rise in material quality has helped operators to reduce waste and increase the efficiency of sand and aggregate washing plants throughout the region. The ...


    By CDEnviro

  • GSA Tests Innovative Building Technologies, Aims for Savings

    The U.S. General Services Administration released two new reports today as part of the Green Proving Ground program, unveiling technologies that reduce energy use in federal buildings and have significant savings potential if widely implemented. GSA works with the Department of Energy's National Laboratories to test the viability of energy efficient technologies that can be installed in buildings ...

  • Philippines - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to design and build Manila Water`s sewage treatment plant

    OTV, a subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, in partnership with civil contractor Sta. Clara, have signed a US 62 million dollar contract to design and build Manila Water Company's Marikina North Sewage Treatment Plant. Located along the eastern part of Metro Manila, Marikina City is one of the progressive urban areas of Metro Manila. The project will be undertaken in line ...


  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to build US$1.3bn sea water desalination plant

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a global water and wastewater treatment specialist, has been retained to construct a sea water desalination system for Albany, a $1.3 billion luxury resort community under development in The Bahamas. The desalination structure at Albany will contain two seawater reverse osmosis units that will irrigate the resort community’s 18-hole championship ...

  • Modern wastewater technology scores points for LEED certification of green buildings

    More and more customers require that the technology they install for water and wastewater treatment meets their LEED criteria (LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Category 2 certification requires that applicants for LEED certification supply details of water consumption and efficiency. Which is why the technology used for wastewater treatment is of major importance. ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Degrémont Technologies-Innoplana builds a sludge drying plant in Chongqing China

    Degrémont Technologies-Innoplana has been chosen by the city of Chongqing, China’s largest autonomous municipality, to build a sludge drying facility for its TangJiaTuo WWTP. The plant, consisting of three INNODRY® 2E sludge dryers, is another step in the municipal government’s efforts to protect the water environment in the Three Gorges Area. Once fully operational by the end of 2008, the plant ...

  • Environment Agency builds new technology into rain monitoring network

    During recent trials conducted by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in cooperation with the UK Met Office, OTT Hydrometry’s Pluvio2 raingauge exceeded the target performance requirements of the assessment and over 100 units have now been purchased by the EA. As a result, the quality of monitoring data will be improved and the cost of running ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GSA Transforms 1974 Building Into Top Performing Green Building

    Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation project in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 39-year-old facility is now a high-performing green building designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and representatives from the ...

  • Hyflux to build Lybian desalination plant

    Hyflux Ltd has been awarded a contract worth about USD100 million to carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works for a seawater desalination plant at Tobruk in northeastern Libya. The project is the first in the country for Hyflux. The contract was awarded by the General People's Committee for Utilities of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (the Ministry of ...


  • New building for Endress+Hauser Italy

    To offer even better customer service, Endress+Hauser Italy has invested 14 million euros in a trend-setting office building. The move underscores the significance of the Italian market for the global measurement and automation engineering specialist. “The modern architecture reflects our quest for transparency, quality, sustainability and customer proximity,” explained Ivano ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Building Trends in ‘11 and ‘12

    Green building has had its ups and downs lately. Many professionals complain about the USGBC’s LEED standards, ranging from it’s too expensive and difficult to get certification to it does not truly result in sustainability. The number of projects in the LEED pipeline has reportedly stagnated lately. Some have talked about putting out new competing standards or simpler ones that will ...


  • Ten Megatrends for Green Building in 2014

    What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the US in 2014? One of the world’s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson, offers his top 10 list of green building megatrends. At the top of Yudelson’s 2014 list is the prediction that Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building on the Green Economy of New York

    The State of New York has launched a major initiative to attract jobs and economic growth by building on the core elements of the green economy and addressing climate related vulnerabilities made painfully evident during Hurricane Sandy. State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the plan in his 2013 State of the State Address last week. "New York is on its way, coming back stronger than ever ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Home Building Blossoms in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Green Building Council is set to launch its LEED-for-Homes program at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago this week. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, voluntary rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green ...

  • Building better cities: cities as villages

    New concepts and new design ideas are helping to make cities more sustainable. Possibly the most intriguing neo-city idea is the urban village concept, where communities within cities are designed to emulate small rural villages with shared, communal resources, and green spaces. Indeed, the secret to cities of tomorrow may well lie in the villages of our past? The Village ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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