Between enthusing about the solar boom in the UK, and raving about portable composting toilets, it's fair to say that poop and power are two of my favorite topics. Now hear comes a story that combines the two nicely. Dubai—which is already
Contrary to popular belief, green energy doesn't have to be ugly, so it's encouraging when we see architects, landscape designers, artists, engineers and scientists working together to transform large projects that could be
Doesn't look like much from the top; ESAB building, from Construtionweekonline
digg_url = 'http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06/solar-powered-air-conditioning-dubai.php';One of the reasons we have been so dubious about Dubai is the energy consumption
Images: Studied Impact
It's hard to fathom much of the news from Dubai, especially when it comes to architecture. Then again, this city of excess has delivered some astonishing structures, including, of course, the world's tallest building. So it with a
Can you figure out which former world's tallest building lost its title to the Burj Dubai, but has now found a way to stay afloat in the battle of the superlatives by revamping itself as the world's tallest green building?
"Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed," was an oldie, and it's about to come back into its own as camel milk chocolate bars are soon to hit the scene. The benefits: they are organic, healthy and good for your sex life.
Finally, a green project in Dubai; as these construction photos attest, it is working its way up to the sky. But it consumes no resources, no concrete or fossil fuels or electricity. That's because it doesn't exist.
It's not schadenfreude. After writing a couple of years worth of posts about dubious Dubai, it was painful to read Johann Hari's lengthy article in the Independent: The dark side of Dubai. It is merciless. He starts it