Perkins+Will Revitalizes SF’s Iconic 140 New Montgomery into a LEED Gold Office Tower

April 23, 2014 by  
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Pistachio Shells Could Power a Brand New City in Turkey

April 23, 2014 by  
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Turkey exported 6,800 tons of pistachio nuts last year, and now the country is floating plans to build a city powered by the leftover shells. The idea came from  Burgeap , a French environmental engineering company, which claims the shells could provide up to 60 percent of the city’s heating needs. Planned for the southeastern region of the country in Gaziantep, which was responsible for more than 50 percent of last year’s pistachio exports, this potential eco-city isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Read the rest of Pistachio Shells Could Power a Brand New City in Turkey Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , biofuel , biogas , burgeap , Burgeap idea for an eco-friendly city powered by pistachios , city outside Gaziantep could be powered by pistachio shells , eco-city , pistachio shells provide 60 percent of a city’s heating needs , pistachio shells provide renewable energy for an eco city in southeast Turkey , renewable energy , Seda Muftuoglu Gulec and the pistachio-powered city in Turkey

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The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

April 23, 2014 by  
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Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office up and running means quick access to power if my batteries get low. Unfortunately, outlets aren’t always available. The sun, however, is much easier to find. The Port Solar Charger from XD Design allows gadget geeks to turn any window into a power outlet by attaching it to glass. Now, anytime you’ve got sunlight, you’ll be able to keep your devices from dying. Read the rest of The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , alternative energy , backup power , clean tech , green gadgets , green tech , Port Solar Charger , renewable energy , solar charger , solar phone charger , Solar Power , window solar charger , XD Design

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3XN Chosen to Design the New Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

April 23, 2014 by  
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Danish practice 3XN has been selected to design the new headquarters for the Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The team was chosen among 11 competing architectural firms and household names such as OMA, Toyo Ito and Amanda Levete. 3XN’s winning concept will provide an Olympic campus and accompanying administrative buildings. Read the rest of 3XN Chosen to Design the New Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3XN Olympic headquarters , 3XN Olympics , architectural competition , Danish architects , headquarters design , Laussane architecture , Olympic Games , Swiss architecture

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Bioclimatic Rio Branco 12 Tower to Set New Standards for Green Offices in Brazil

April 10, 2014 by  
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Japanese Government Unveils Plan to Build a Backup City for Tokyo

November 2, 2011 by  
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In the same way that we have backup batteries for our cameras and computers, the Japanese government has recently unveiled plans to develop a whole new city that will act as a backup for Tokyo in the event of another crippling earthquake . The last earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused major problems in Tokyo for weeks, often leaving people without power despite cold temperatures. So the government has proposed to develop a parallel universe, as it were, just 300 miles west of the existing city, in order to prevent a replay of this unfortunate scenario. Read the rest of Japanese Government Unveils Plan to Build a Backup City for Tokyo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: backup city , disaster design , earthquake , Fukushima , IRTBBC , Japan , japanese back up city , japanese government , nuclear power , office tower , osaka , power cuts , tokyo back up city , tourism , tsanami

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