Technology & Green construction

    Red Sea Development Company partners with Blue Planet Ecosystems for the sustainable fish pilot scheme

    The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Blue Planet Ecosystems (BPE), Saudi Gazette states. Signed by CEO of TRSDC John Pagano and CEO of BPE Paul Schmitzburger, the first MoU sees the entities pledging to investigate the implementation of a viable solution for Sustainable High Tech, CO2 Negative […]

    Musk opened a Tesla plant in Berlin, which still does not have permission to launch. How did this happen?

    Locals and environmental groups staged a protest in connection with the opening of the Tesla Gigafactory on the outskirts of the city of Grünheide in Berlin. They are sure that the plant will pollute drinking water because it was built in a water protection zone. In addition, many trees were cut down during construction, which […]

    Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions are inspired by nature

    You’ll find gorgeous flora and fauna all over Expo 2020 Dubai, with lots of pavilions inspired by nature, The National News states. While mushrooms and edible herbs are being grown inside a vertical farm in Holland’s pavilion, Singapore’s is covered by more than 80,000 plants, including the country’s national flower, the pink Vanda Miss Joaquim. […]

    Al-Jadaan, Liqun inaugurate an event on smart cities in COVID-19 era

    Saudi Arabia Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan and President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun inaugurated an event on “Building Smart Cities in the COVID-19 Era: Towards Resiliance and Sustainability”. In his opening remarks at the event, which was co-organized by AIIB, the Ministry of […]

    The Red Sea Development Company wins BIM Kitemark for digital project delivery

    The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has become the first asset owner in the world to achieve the prestigious BIM Project Kitemark for its digital project delivery and adoption of building information modeling (BIM) aligned to ISO 19650, awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI), […]

    Ten great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’

    Around the world, architects, activists, and communities are finding ways to bring wildlife into urban areas. Many readers have noticed wildflowers thriving in urban areas as city councils decide to let the grass grow wild. These colorful little patches may seem like window dressing in the face of vast decline, but across the world, people […]

    How Expo 2020 Dubai hopes to inspire action to address pressing global challenges

    For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the most outstanding innovations. Expo 2020 seeks to ‘connect minds, create the future through sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. Let’s check the Arab News story about it. *** A multiple reuse rocket. A desert farm where food grows using saltwater. Pop-up theaters. A hyperloop carriage […]

    DEWA inaugurates world’s first mosque to receive LEED platinum rating for green buildings

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) from the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) with 83 points. The mosque in Hatta can accommodate more than 600 worshippers on an area of 1,050 […]

    An asphalt graphene road will be constructed in Britain

    For the first time in the world, constructors used asphalt mixture in the British county of Northumberland during the repair of the highway, New Atlas reports. According to experts, the graphene additive will increase the average service life of the road surface to 14 years. This will double the durability of the coating. This is […]

    Bio-building materials: what is it, and what is their future?

    Construction and the production of building materials themselves pollute the environment, consume energy, and drain the planet. To do this in a climate-neutral and circular manner, advises to switch to so-called “bio-based building materials.” It can be any natural, renewable raw material from cane, watercress, seaweed, mycelium, and so on. Wood, especially untreated wood, […]