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The World We Made: Dangling the Carrot of Future Sustainable Planet

  The world in 2050, if Sir Jonathon Porritt could have it his way would be genuinely sustainable instead of in a state of decaying beyond repair. Porritt offered an…

Rain garden in one sustainable building project in Singapore (image credit: D.Tunas)

Good Storm Water Management as an Integral Part of Sustainable Building

Construction activities contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emission.   Along with the rapid urbanization we have seen our cities to be progressively built up. Our built environment has created negative impact…

A private bio-pool. Bali (image credit: Ng Kok Hong)

A Water Dialogue With Ng Kok Hong: What We Need To Know About Bio-filtration System

Devisanthi Tunas from Green Asia Force (GAF) talked with Ng Kok Hong (NKH), a waterscape ecologist and a bio-filtration system specialist from AyerMatahari Sdn Bhd (Malaysia). GAF: You have designed…

Iconic Bangkok Siam Paragon's green wall by Patrick Blanc. (image credit: D.Tunas)

Greening Upright: Greening Our Homes and Cities Vertically

With the raised awareness of sustainability in building practices, vertical gardens gain a new currency. The vertical gardens are not only considered as aesthetically pleasing element but they can also increase a project’s green credibility

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Bandung’s Bike Sharing: One Year On

In June 2012 Mr. Dada Rosada, the mayor of Bandung officiated a bike sharing program called Bike.Bdg. The bike sharing program is not only the first in Bandung, but also…

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[TED Video] Kamal Meattle: How To Grow Fresh Air

Kamal Meattle showed during this 2009 TED conference that plants can effectively help to clean indoor air. So do not run to the shop yet to buy those air purifiers,…

Khoo Teck Puat hospital with its roof garden. The hospital is one of the developments awarded with LEAF (image credit:D.Tunas)

Intensifying Singapore’s Green with LEAF

The impact of built environment has been long associated with detrimental effects on micro climate. Urban heat island effect to name among many often said to be one of the…

World largest bronze image of Buddha in Todai-ji Temple, Nara (image credit: D.Tunas)

Can large wooden buildings only be built (ethically) in ancient time?

On a recent summer trip to Japan, me and my family visited the city of Nara. Located near Kyoto, Nara is one of several cities in Japan that boasts UNESCO…

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[TED Video] Anupam Mishra: The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting

An inspiring presentation about ancient water harvesting practice from desert society in India. Presented with wit and dash of humor we hope that this talk with inspire nowadays society. This…

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[TED Video] Shigeru Ban: Building with Paper

Long before sustainability is on everybody’s lips, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has started to think about what happen to his buildings after they serve their purpose. Paper is not just…

Haze in Singapore (image credit to Si Tiyok)

What Haze Can Tell Us About Energy Efficiency in Our Homes

The moment news about increasing forest fires hot points in Riau reached Singapore, most Singaporeans and its residents received it with trepidation. Just one month ago, thick haze blanketed Singapore…

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Tropical Drought-Tolerant Plants

A green landscaping is very much a part of the big picture in our effort to adopt a truly green building practice. Allocation of space for greeneries is crucial but…