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Federation of Korean Industries Tower Features Efficient Solar Electric Facades

October 29, 2010 / No Comments

The recently built Korean green skyscraper designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture features one of the most efficient solar electric facades in the world.

Electric Vehicle Sale Drops to 55 Units in 2009, in the United Kingdom

October 22, 2010 / No Comments

In 2007, as much as 397 electric vehicles were registered in the United Kingdom, which was considered as the best- selling year. But in 2009 the figure came down to just 55 units which accounts for a 90 percent drop. The reasons behind the setback is not clear, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Environmental Media Awards Presented

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

The 20th annual Environmental Media Awards organized by the non-profit Environmental Media Association was held at the Warner Bros. The eco-friendly award giving ceremony was attended by many celebrities. The ceremony honored many television shows and films for pioneering eco friendly awareness programs and accomplishing remarkable initiatives. The function itself featured a ‘green’ carpet instead of the usual red carpet ...

Animated LED Clock Tower Stands Tall at Seibu Ikebukuro Flagship Store

October 15, 2010 / No Comments

The Hikari no Tokei Gate at the Seibu Ikebukuro flagship store features an incredible new LED clock. This is viewed as a different initiative in place of the usual stone fountains that serve as the centerpieces of most of the modern shopping centers. The underutilized space is taken to a whole new level by Yugo Nakamura and Yukihiro Takahashi who ...

American Solar Industry Shows Incredible Growth

October 15, 2010 / 1 Comment

The American solar industry has recorded substantial growth, generating more job opportunities in the sector. This is noticeable in the backdrop of the dismal performance of the US economy. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) along with GTM Research released a report indicates that the solar installations in 2010 are more as compared to its previous year.

WWF’s New Green Roof is a Sight to Behold

October 14, 2010 / No Comments

Work was competed last month on the third largest green roof garden located in the city of Washington D.C. the initiative was carried out by WWF – The World Wildlife Fund – on their building as part of their efforts to create a model world home that was good for the environment.

Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show: A Fashion Show Under a ‘Green’ Spotlight

October 14, 2010 / No Comments

In a move that they hope will prove that fashion and sustainability can indeed work well together, the Green Youth Movement – a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization – will present The Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show. The show is being produced by The Gallery Los Angeles, and will take place at the Sunset Gower Studios on October 16th at ...

Kang Woo-Young Collage Scape Designs Green Landscapes for the Future

October 13, 2010 / No Comments

Kang Woo-Young, an associate professor at the Kaywon School of Art and Design in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea through his project titled ‘Collage Scape’ imagines a future which depicts man-made landscape structures including landscapes which mimics the natural world’s patterns and evokes the memories of nature.

Green Burial Options Include Recycled Newspaper Coffins & Sea-Salt Urns

October 11, 2010 / No Comments

The trade-show at the National Funeral Directors Association convention in New Orleans being held this week features green burial options such as recycled newspaper coffins, sea-salt urns, and the like. Passages International, a company from Albuquerque introduced biodegradable container in which the body or cremated remains are placed and it will break down quickly without doing harm to the earth ...

FTC Spells Out New Norms for Green Marketing

October 8, 2010 / 2 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made amendments in its guidelines for eco-friendly moves in businesses. According to the chairman of the organization, Jon Leibowitz, the guidelines are revised with an objective to avoid dilemma between the various companies which incorporate ‘green’ movements and their customers. In most of the recent cases, what companies think green and what consumers really ...