Category Archives: Green Building

Hail all natural building materials… let their beauty shine through

Santiago-based Architecture Firm AATA Arquitectos Asociados has a knack for bringing to life eco-friendly concepts with a modern twist. See my other post on their prefab green cubes in Easter Islasnd, the Morerava Eco Cabins.  AATA has brought their design to … Continue reading

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Green Buildings | Portland’s proposed vertical garden

By Dian Hasan | November 6, 2010 Already at the forefront of “urban green movement”, Portland, Oregon boasts among the nation’s highest per capita usage of bicycles, and the city continues to forge ahead with innovative thinking on how to … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly bamboo, ‘vegetal steel,’ gains ground

We live in a world of raised awareness about the importance of sustainable development. Governments, businesses, communities, down to the individual, realize that our approach to utilizing and managing our natural resources. The term “sustainable development” that is widely regarded … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development ~ explained in simple language

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development recognizes the interdependence of environmental, social and economic systems and promotes equality and justice through people … Continue reading

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Green Ideas: Covering Parking Lots with Solar Panels

If you’re going to pave paradise and put up a parking lot, at least cover it with a bunch of solar panels. That’s the message behindthis excellent interview withEnvision SolarCEO Robert Noble in theNew York TimesGreen blog. For the past … Continue reading

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Whimsical Bamboo ~ Soneva Kiri Resort Children’s Activity & Learning Center

By Dian Hasan | July 8, 2010 Located in the Soneva Kiri Resort on the Thai island of Koh Kood, this Children’s Activity and Learning Center provides visiting children a wide range of entertaining activities, giving them both creative and … Continue reading

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How does an urban green hotel think and act?

By Dian Hasan | June 10, 2010 Green is the new language of cool. It opens conversations, and opens minds in the process. We all know that. And green buildings attempt to reduce carbon footprints and make less impact on … Continue reading

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