Colombian Bio Hotel Boasts a Beautiful Living Facade

February 13, 2012 by  
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Bio Hotel , a sustainable construction inspired by the LEED methodology, will be a 7-storey hotel located in Bogotá D.C. – Colombia. LEED is a certification program for sustainable buildings and construction projects administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Bio Hotel boasts a beautiful living facade, solar energy generation and storage systems, as well as efficient wastewater management and gray water recycling. The recycled water will be used to irrigate the hotel’s plantings and public green spaces. The materials and wood are sustainably sourced and harvested, and all rooms received ample natural light. + Bio Hotel The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bio Hotel , Bio Hotel bogota , Bio Hotel columbia , bogota green design , bogota sustainable design , Bogotá , green hotel , leed hotel

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Crews Begin to Pump 500,000 Gallons of Fuel from Costa Concordia Shipwreck

February 13, 2012 by  
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Work has begun on efforts to extract over 500,000 gallons of fuel which remain on the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner. The ship ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th in a tragedy which claimed 32 lives – rescue efforts ceased with 15 of those individuals still unaccounted for.  Salvage crews from Dutch maritime specialist, SMIT , expect to spend the next 28 days working with Italian firm Neri to pump fuel from the vessel’s 15 tanks in an effort to reduce chances of further environmental disaster and move towards removing the cruise liner from the Mediterranean Sea. Read the rest of Crews Begin to Pump 500,000 Gallons of Fuel from Costa Concordia Shipwreck Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costa concordia , cruise liner , environmental disaster , fuel leak , hot-tapping oil , mediterranian monk seal , oil leak , oil spill , shipwreck salvage , toxic spill , tuscan archipelago national park

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