Green buildings in a sustainable Singapore
Aug05

Green buildings in a sustainable Singapore

In 2011, a Siemens-Economist Intelligence Unit study ranked Singapore as Asia’s greenest city. To ensure Singapore is vibrant and sustainable, the city-state’s Green Building Masterplan has implemented several greener construction and building initiatives to improve the environment while reducing energy and water use. Greening the City’s Skyline Greening buildings is one of the most effective ways for a city, including Singapore, to...

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Hamburg’s wastewater solution of the future
Apr16

Hamburg’s wastewater solution of the future

According to UNESCO, poor wastewater management, or lack of it, means that only 20% of global wastewater receives proper treatment. With wastewater directly impacting biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems, disrupting their integrity and services humans rely on for health and economic development, UN-Water has called for wastewater to be considered as part of an integrated, full-lifecycle, ecosystem-based management system that operates...

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San Diego developing alternative water supplies
Apr16

San Diego developing alternative water supplies

San Diego faces numerous challenges from climate change including increased temperatures resulting in more hotter and drier days, more prolonged heat waves, and more frequent droughts reducing availability of freshwater resources. In addition to reduced water availability from climate change, San Diego is challenged by increasing demand for water – by 2035, the San Diego County Water Authority projects an increase in demand of 20%...

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