Solar 2 New York City Carbon Neutral Beacon

Solar One, the little environmental awareness center on the edge of the East River, is about to begin construction on a much bigger facility called Solar 2. The new building will be ten times larger than the current facility, and will let them expand their public programs around energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, and urban … Continue reading Solar 2 New York City Carbon Neutral Beacon

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The Eco-Village Within the Eco-City

Photo: Courtesy of Arup Sustainable community planning pauses a myriad of problems among which the car culture is only a partial participant. Our over-reliance on fossil fuels combined with the environmental impact of urban sprawling is a perplexing mix that only gets sporadic answers. While the controversial blueprints for green super cities (Masdar in Abu … Continue reading The Eco-Village Within the Eco-City