Greenest Developments in Asia

Warren Karlenzig looks for the best examples of sustainable developments in Asia to serve as examples for the growing region.
September 15, 2009, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"What are the best global models that Asia should draw upon? Masdar, in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi), is one good model, though its small expected population (50,000) and unique design can't scale up to Asian-sized growth requirements.

Masdar is piloting scores of new designs or technologies that reduce energy use, particularly in passive energy reduction (cooling and solar) and PV solar. Masdar also reduces water use through information system-linked leak-detecting sensors and through the recycling of dew. This desert-located site even recycles ambient moisture in the indoor air, which includes evaporated human sweat."

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Published on Monday, September 14, 2009 in Common Current
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