Mahesh Basantani

 

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

We've seen a whole slew of gigantic, volcano shaped, city-in-a-building towers, each promising to be the largest building in the world. First it was the wacky X-Seed design for Tokyo, and then

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Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Pittsburgh will soon see the completion of its first skyscraper to be constructed in 20 years. Dubbed Three PNC Plaza, the structure will be situated in downtown Pittsburgh and will be one of

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The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The construction industry is booming in India, and skyscrapers are lining the country's skyline. Much of this development does not integrate sustainable features, however many architects and

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GEOS: The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in The USA!

GEOS: The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in The USA!

The United States' first net-zero community is coming soon to Arvada Colorado! Dubbed Geos, the development will employ a sterling roster of alternative energy strategies to cut its consumption

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San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral Going Solar-Powered

San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral Going Solar-Powered

Taking a cue from eco-friendly skyscrapers and cars, religious places have started adopting sustainable technologies in the right earnest. The latest to join the green bandwagon is San

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KIELDER OBSERVATORY: A Self-Sustainable Astronomy Center

KIELDER OBSERVATORY: A Self-Sustainable Astronomy Center

Everything from buildings to resorts to cars to temples are donning the green mantle. The latest to join this list of sustainable structures is the Keilder Observatory in the UK. Located in

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India’s First Green Housing Project Completed

India’s First Green Housing Project Completed

According to the Planning Commission, India will need to generate at least 700,000 MW of additional power by 2030 to meet growing electricity demands. India will certainly be looking towards

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A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

A Unique Solar Powered Community in Canada

The Drake Landing Solar Community is the first solar powered community of North America. Located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, the project sets a wonderful example of how every

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FUSIONOPOLIS: Singapore’s New Green Skyscraper

FUSIONOPOLIS: Singapore’s New Green Skyscraper

The Singapore skyline has been getting greener these days with new developments from some of the world's most renown architects. The latest design to join the trend is a new futuristic green

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XERITOWN: New Sustainable Urban Complex for Dubailand

XERITOWN: New Sustainable Urban Complex for Dubailand

Dubai has the knack of adopting green technologies and integrating them into sustainable development projects, giving rise to marvels like Rotating Wind Power Tower, DuBiotech, High-Tech

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Solar Powered Hindu Temple Sets Sustainable Example

Solar Powered Hindu Temple Sets Sustainable Example

Spirituality seems to be taking a green course. The world’s largest solar kitchen has been installed by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and Academy for a Better World. And now a

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2010 Winter Olympics Village in Vancouver Going Green

2010 Winter Olympics Village in Vancouver Going Green

Seems like everywhere we turn these days there's green news on the Olympic front. We've written about the London 2012 Olympics stadium and Beijing's Olympic Stadium. And now, even as the 2008

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HABITAT 2020: Future Smart ‘Living’ Architecture

HABITAT 2020: Future Smart ‘Living’ Architecture

One of the most effective ways to cut down the ecological footprint of buildings is to follow the lead of nature through biomimicry. Habitat 2020 is a future forward example of biomimetic

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Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Hidden Valley Cabins is Australia’s first carbon neutral resort and tour company. The solar powered getaway is located one and half hours northwest of Townsville, near Running River on the

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London

Rickshaws, or cycle rickshaws, are a popular mode of human-powered transportation all around the world. The higher tech electric version of the foot-pedalled rickshaws has been gaining

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Stunning New Terminal at Shenzen Bao’an International Airport

Stunning New Terminal at Shenzen Bao’an International Airport

It's not often that we get to talk about airports but there is a lot happening in the aviation industry. One landmark development is the proposed construction of a new terminal at Shenzen

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Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Half a million tons of e-waste is generated annually in India and is a serious threat to people’s health and the environment. The flourishing Indian IT sector contributes a large part of it.

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Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Dubai has garnered much attention in recent years with a never-ending supply of architectural wonders being built, or proposed, at a head spinning pace. Mostly these towering structures are

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Indian Railways Going Green with Eco-Toilets

Indian Railways Going Green with Eco-Toilets

Indian Railways has traveled many miles of tracks since its introduction in 1853. However, anyone who has traveled on Indian trains is fully aware that the facilities on board are lacking in

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Foster + Partners’ New Green Complex for Singapore

Foster + Partners’ New Green Complex for Singapore

A new green complex from world renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners will be adding more than a dash of green to the Singapore skyline. As sustainability becomes an essential ingredient

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World’s largest tidal power project coming to Korea

World’s largest tidal power project coming to Korea

If there's one thing we can depend on it's the rising and falling of the tides. Up until very recently, tidal power has been a severely underutilized renewable energy source, but this won't be

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World’s Largest 38500-meal Solar Kitchen in India

World’s Largest 38500-meal Solar Kitchen in India

India is well-known for delicious food, and the kitchen is considered to be a sacred place in any Indian home. And now India has something else to be proud of: the world’s largest solar

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Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

We love our LEDs for lamps and Christmas lights, but there's a global application for LEDs that could bring inexpensive and efficient light to the 75% of Africa that lacks dependable access to

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SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future

SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future

San Francisco is already one of the greenest cities in the US, but check out this wild new concept from IwamotoScott Architects to completely remake the city into an ecotopia by 2108. The

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming to Arizona in 2011

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming to Arizona in 2011

The lucky sunny state of Arizona is about to become home to the world's largest Solar Plant! Thanks to a just-announced contract between Abengoa Solar and Arizona Public Service Company (APS),

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New JAXA Technology Captures Solar Energy in Space

New JAXA Technology Captures Solar Energy in Space

Instead of doing the old-fashioned solar power thing, and capturing the sun's rays as they hit the Earth's surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Osaka University Institute

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Solar + Hydrogen Power Interstate Rail coming to Michigan!

Solar + Hydrogen Power Interstate Rail coming to Michigan!

What do you get when you combine the innovation of MagLev technology with solar power, hydrogen fuel, and a futuristic aesthetic? The Interstate Traveler Hydrogen Super Highway, or the Traveler-

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Artificial Energy Islands Could Power The World

Artificial Energy Islands Could Power The World

Ocean waves are already being used as a source of renewable energy, but could differences in water temperatures in the sea be our next source of green power? A decade old idea to generate

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Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Norman Foster's Masdar City is poised to become world’s most sustainable, zero-waste, car-free, carbon neutral city. The model for the city was formally unveiled on 21st January at the World

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Aquarius Tower: Greenest Skyscraper on the Atlanta Skyline

Aquarius Tower: Greenest Skyscraper on the Atlanta Skyline

Just when you thought green towers couldn't get any greener (or more towering), there's a new kid on the block. The Aquarius Tower, a 500-foot tall condominium to be built in Atlanta, is the

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