ABC News reports via Spiegel International that Chinese architect Ma Yansong has "taken the West...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 15, 2011
As the country undergoes a major construction boom, and energy shortages become an increasing problem, the Chinese government is realizing that incorporating energy-efficient designs in their buildings could help. From the New...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 8, 2010
Two articles at China Dialogue discuss environmental issues facing Hong Kong. The first argues that the city must broaden its heavily technology-based approach to storm and flood defense, while the second urges a greening of its...
by Sophie Beach | May 28, 2009
The Guardian reports on an effort to implement green technology amid China's construction boom: The country is in the middle of the greatest building boom in human history. Six of the world's 10 tallest buildings completed last...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 24, 2009
The Asia Society's China Green project has produced a new documentary about an energy retrofitting firm. Watch it below: China’s economic boom has fueled a flurry of real estate construction, but the growth has also exacerbated...
by Xiao Niu | Nov 20, 2008
In view of the recent research publication from the China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the China Green Building blog discusses the embodied and operational carbon emissions in China's buildings....
by Timothy Lesle | Jan 31, 2008
Talks are underway between Chinese and Singaporean officials on the planned green city to be constructed in Tianjin. Groundbreaking is planned for July. According to Channel NewsAsia: When completed, there will be some 300,000...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 27, 2008
A new apartment complex in Beijing provides one way to avoid the bad air and traffic jams: Don't go outside. From Wired Magazine: The megacomplex is defined by a ring of eight 21-story towers, each with an upper-floor promenade...
by Michael Zhao | Dec 17, 2007
A positive story of foreign companies helping Chinese firms and localities achieve higher energy efficiency and greener development. China needs to see a lot of these take hold in the country. From China Daily: Due to its efforts in governmental programs and incentives for local partners, BASF was named one of the top global companies […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 25, 2007
Vimeo hosts a highly polished documentary on China’s environmental crisis, part of Kontent Real’s PBS series “e2: The Economies of Being Enviromentally Conscious,” narrated by one Brad Pitt: China, From Red to Green from Free More News on Vimeo.
by Sophie Beach | Nov 15, 2007
Responsible China critiques recent press coverage of the eco-city, Dongtan, being built off Shanghai: Back then, way before ResponsibleChina.com was even a twinkle in my eye, Dongtan sounded too good to be true. An entire eco-city three-quarters the size of Manhattan built from scratch? Who’s building this? Who’s paying for it? What Chinese companies are […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 26, 2007
An Israeli design firm has won an award for proposing the use of “Agro-Housing” to counter the effects of urbanization in China, and their submission will be built in Wuhan. Agro-Housing combines living space with a greenhouse in urban apartment buildings so residents can grow their own food. From Dwell Blog: China has a population […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2007
On China Dialogue, Alex Pasternack argues for more green buildings in China’s construction boom: Though greenhouse gases have not always been a priority for China’s leaders, the rhetoric is getting stronger. “More work on energy conservation and emissions reduction is urgently required to deal with global climate change,” premier Wen Jiabao said recently. No doubt, […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 11, 2007
Sanya, a Chinese city boasting several well-known beach resorts and host to the Miss World contest, will soon have a “green” luxury community. From Multi-Housing News: In a partnership with Tiafeng, a China-based developer, Kevin Kennon Architect PC (KKA) has announced his role as design architect of a luxury, mixed-use development in Sanya, a town […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 6, 2007
The BBC is the latest to report on the controversies surrounded the construction of the Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai: Conventional cars will be banned in the city centre, while the plans include capturing and purifying water, waste management recycling, reducing landfills that damage the environment, and creating combined heat and power systems. …But some observers, […]