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There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city but has an over supply of high rise condos while many old buildings are left to rot, or even worse, turned into swift houses (or swifthouses) (where swifts are factory farmed for bird nest soup ingredients – the nest – in old buildings that no one can afford […]

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

As a member of the UK’s Sustainable Development Committee I was alarmed when Mr Porritt left his leadership post this year. Now he has written a far-reaching and deep report on the state of play for sustainable economic development in the UK. This can be obtained from his blog and I have put in the […]

Very good 2009 show. Friday was packed, with the talks well attended. Staff at Buildstore, the organisers, said they added more eco exhibits this year in response to last year’s Big Green Home Show. They also added a section outside, the Outdoor Living Zone, to the rear of BuildStore’s National Self Build & Renovation Centre […]

Reminder – Fri 23rd – Sun 25th Oct – The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon Great show in Swindon centre off the M4 junction 16. See main blog about this Free tickets >

LivingARKs, GardenARKs, and LandARKS are zero carbon off-grid buildings, which house up to 8 people. They are designed by ZEDfactory, the UK’s leading sustainable architectural firm led. They look great and have minimal impact if used with microgeneration in the form of solar panels or turbines. The LandARK is for use in hard to get […]

We have been uploading new folders of images – many of Silverstone racetrack in the UK, several folder, cars, people, buildings, signs, bridges, and also some bankshores (tyre or tire walls). These are the links: Silverstone racetrack – buildings > Silverstone racetrack – people & cars > Silverstone racetrack – signs > Silverstone racetrack – […]

For more images of Changi Airport Singapore > Changi Airport Singapore is a great airport for the user – very spacious, green, fast to get through, and clean. It has nearly a thousand (919 when built) energy saving skylights (ventilation flaps), a butterfly garden, koi pond and over 200 species of mostly tropical plants and […]

Manhattan’s High Line is an old railway track that has been out of use since 1980, now greened over with a long park and path. Friends of Manhattan’s High Line > It was used as a freight line, so it is emblematic of the way modern cities are converting urban architecture, like the Tate Modern […]


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