Vietnam’s "Forest in the Sky" apartment building is topped with 50,000 trees

April 27, 2017 by  
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This lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to cover the Forest in the Sky building, virtually camouflaging it into the surrounding forest. Along with the ample greenery, the building is equipped with various advanced green technologies and uses 20 percent less energy, and water than a traditionally-constructed building. The green “jungle” building is a prime example of green living and will set a new sustainability standard for Vietnam building practices. Besides its green exterior, which helps insulate the building, the tower is equipped with numerous sustainable features. Under the lush greenery, the interior and exterior walls are made of eco-friendly cellular lightweight concrete blocks that offer optimal insulation from extreme heat and cold as well as sound. Related: Posh new Vietnamese hotel with a lush green facade brings guests closer to nature The building also uses high-efficiency hot water boilers, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient lighting to reduce energy usage. Future residents will not only be able to enjoy the amazing greenery and stunning views of the location, but will also enjoy the benefits of green living such as low utility bills. The Forest in the Sky project has recently been awarded the preliminary EDGE certificate from SGS Vietnam , which is awarded to buildings that achieve a minimum standard of 20 percent less energy, water and embodied energy than traditional buildings. + Coteccons

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Wiel Arets Architects Completes Energy Efficient Garden-Topped B’ Tower in Rotterdam

December 24, 2013 by  
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100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy

December 24, 2013 by  
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Decades of exploration in Greenland has recently culminated in the extraordinary discovery of a massive hidden reservoir that contains over 100 billion tons of water beneath the ice sheet. This snow aquifer, a slushy layer beneath the ice in which water is stored between particles of ice, covers more than 27,000 square miles. The discovery could help scientists learn more about Greenland’s annual surface melt that contributes to rising sea levels across the globe. Read the rest of 100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 billion tons of water under the ice , greenland ice sheet , hidden reservoir in Greenland , melting ice in Greenland contributes to rising sea levels , Pennsylvania State University glaciologist , Richard Forster , snow aquifer , University of Utah glaciologist , water trapped in ice like a slushy        

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Green-Roofed Penthouse Sits Atop Her NYC Studios

March 23, 2012 by  
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Just steps from the entrance to New York City’s High Line park sits fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship store and studios. From the outside, the historic Meatpacking District building looks like a plain brick structure, but design firm Work Architecture has actually transformed the building into a glittering modern work space filled with natural light that shines down through a clear, 6-story staircase. The staircase peaks in a geometric skylight that connects to von Furstenberg’s stunning green-roofed penthouse apartment . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diane von Furstenberg , diane von furstenberg penthouse , diane von furstenberg studios , dvf , dvf flagship , dvf new york , green apartments , green design , green nyc apartments , green roof , Meatpacking District

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7 Water-Saving Innovations Used by the Garment Industry

March 23, 2012 by  
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It might not be obvious when you’re shopping for new clothes, but according to  World Bank , 17-20 percent of industrial water pollution is caused by the clothing industry. Disheartened by the damage, and in honor of World Water Day, we dug around for some awesome water-saving technologies that companies are employing to keep the life-giving liquid safe for drinking. From sneakers made with waterless dye to jeans that are cleaned with ozone technology instead of water , check out these 7 innovators and their water-saving ways! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adriano Goldschmied , AG Jeans , AirDye , DyeCoo , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Huntsman , Jeanologia , Levi-Strauss , Levis , Nike , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , water conservation , waterless dyeing , waterless jeans , wearable technology , world water day

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Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

June 18, 2010 by  
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No, this is not the latest roller coaster — it’s actually a self-sustaining community designed by DWP Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Noticed at Designboom , ‘Everrich 2 Apartments’ is a massive mixed-use community that broke ground earlier this year. A combination of retail, public and private spaces, Everrich 2 also boasts a number of notable green features inside and out

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