Environmental sustainability

Posted on 3, Mar | Posted by

Rushing water

Water scarcity could dry up economic opportunities

Life is dependent on water – and so is the economy. The agricultural sector needs it to grow produce. The energy sector needs it for cooling. Manufacturing needs it for processing. Every single industry needs water.

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Posted on 23, Sep | Posted by

How do you cool a desert city that uses no carbon emissions?

The picture above is in fact a giant air conditioner. Now this tower isn’t your typical AC – it doesn’t have a compressor or coils, nor the ability to destroy the ozone layer – despite its size. Instead, this 147-foot tall structure uses open and closed louvers and changing weather patterns to draw drafts down to the plaza of the Masdar Institute (a graduate school devoted to sustainability that bills itself as “the Green University”), which otherwise would be unbearable in the heat of summer. Read the full blog post

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