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August 2017 Vol 1 Issue 5
City Tree by Green City Solutions
CityTree was developed by an award winning German start-up, Green City Solutions. CityTree’, is a 4 meter-high, 3 meter-wide and 0.6 meter-deep freestanding unit providing clean an cool air for the urban environment. It contains sensors collecting environmental and climatic data, to regulate and control the unit and ensure that the plants survive. Thus, the CityTree has the same effect as up to 275 urban trees, but requires 99% less space and 5% of the cost.
Clean and Cool Air for the Urban Enironment
Green City Solutions is a successful and fast-growing company with a vision to mitigate climate change and fight air pollution through highly smart and profitable “climate infrastructure” for sustainable and liveable cities of tomorrow.
Green City Solutions, in October 2014, was declared as one of the four best CleanTech start-ups in Europe by the EU organization Climate-KIC.
In September 2015 Green City Solutions was chosen as one of eight start- up companies from across the globe to participate in the first Infiniti Accelerator driven by Nest. Out of over 3,000 entries, this German start-up was one of six chosen applicants and is among the top three winner’s circle.
The CityTree was the nationwide winner in the ‘Environment’ category in the ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ initiative and a winner of the ‘Go Green’ category at European Youth Festival in Graz.
During the development of the product Green City Solutions focused on using recyclable material to lower the carbon footprint. This has made the product CityTree itself sustainable. The production footprint of 4 tons of Carbon dioxide is compensated by capturing 240 tons of Carbon dioxide equivalents in just one year. READ MORE>>
‘CityTree’, combines specific moss cultures with vascular plants that eat particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide and ozone – offsetting 240 tons of Carbon dioxide equivalents per year in total. Integrated benches and the offer of additional services, such as Wi-Fi hotspots or e-bike charging stations extend the functionality of the CityTree.
In Photo: Dr. Digby White, CEO of World Urban Parks (WUP)
Dr Digby Whyte, currently heads as the CEO of World Urban Parks and in recent years was the Director of Park Operations. Responsible for 4.7 million hectares of national parks and reserves, in Australia and the Group Manager of Manukau City Parks in New Zealand, his career has involved leadership and professional roles spanning international, national, state, regional and city parks based in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Iceland.
Public parks are social levelers, whether sitting on the beach or playing soccer, it does not matter who is who. I like the idea of cities designed with their natural environment, particularly for their contribution to livability and access to nature. "
Featuring Dr Digby Whyte on the Interview column. Get to know his views on: What does World Urban Parks strive to achieve? How do urban parks and open spaces contribute to improving social interaction in cities? and a lot more.Read Full Article..
In Photo: Dr Whyte in European Commission Green Capital Awards
In Photo: MOU signing off World Urban Parks and Parks and Leisure Australia PLA
Product of the Month
Moving the Green Dial
City planners are increasingly being challenged to rethink the way our current urban systems operate, to learn from previous mistakes and implement these lessons in building future systems. Paying attention to resource flows will help to build long-term prosperity, resource self-sufficiency, economic viability and human wellbeing.
The increasing pressure on resources makes it clear that waste must be turned into a resource in a circular economy – an economy that only functions optimally if it includes recycling and energy recovery. ~ Nalin Amungama, General Manager of BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Asia Pacific.
Circularity in resource flows is a way of reducing the consumption of resources, such as energy, water, buildings and land in cities. Cities have great catalytic power to develop new economic models that make the most of what they have.
International Greenery Parks and Recreation Infrastructure, Parks Conference and World Urban Parks Asia Pacific Region Conference 2017
The Conference and Masterclass was jointly organised by Singapore’s IPRS, and World Urban Parks and, Parks and Leisure Australia. It was held on from 17-20 July 2017 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This conference shared the experiences and information on “GREENERY, BUILDINGS, RECREATION, INFRASTRUCTURE & PARKS” with the main theme on 3Ps (Public, Private and Community Participation). Sub themes covered include governmental policies and projects.
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The conference was well received by more than 200 participants consisting of Town Planners; Architects; Landscape Architects; Mechanical, Electrical, Hydrological, Civil & Structural Engineers; Energy Consultants; Project Managers; Quantity Surveyors; Interior Designers; Aborists, Ecologists; Contract Managers & Administrators; Legal & Policy Advisors; Construction Lawyers; Arbitrators; Contractors;
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Highlights of August
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, will give the Singapore Energy Lectur.
Mr S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) will deliver opening remarks.
The 10th edition of SIEW will host the inaugural Singapore-IEA Forum, focusing on energy infrastructure investments in Asia.
Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA) will also launch the IEA Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2017.
Singapore International Energy Week
The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. Participants can look forward to hearing views from energy thought- leaders on the theme, “Rethinking Energy; Navigating Change”, and participate in discussions on opportunities and challenges in the evolving energy sector.
Don’t miss the 2017 Singapore International Energy Week from 23-27 October at Marina Bay Sands. More information can be found at https:/www.siew.sg/.
Singapore Green Building Week 2017
Singapore Green Building Week 2017 (SGBW 2017) is organized by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The week long event will host various events promoting the green building movement, bringing together experts, policy-makers, academics, practitioners, end-users, students and members of the public.
SGBW 2017 aims to congregate ideas, create collaborations and partnerships, and increase learning and awareness to collectively realize the vision of a greener planet. Events include Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2017, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2017, C40 Private Building Efficiency Network Workshop 2017 and EarthCheck Inner Circle Asia Pacific.
Upcoming Events 2017
Green Urban Scape Asia (GUSA 2017)- International Skyrise Greenery Conference on 9 – 10 Nov, 2017
To recognize and honour the sustainability efforts of individuals, businesses, and communities.
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