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EB Studio Companies rent rack, cage or cabinet space for deploying their own IT equipment at colocation data centres. Such data centres can be engineered to meet the digital transformation needs of companies sustainably.
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Bhutan plans to harness 300 MW of solar energy within the next two years as it seeks to diversify its grid.
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Climate change is just one of the causes of severe flooding in Jakarta and Bangkok. Subsidence and over-construction also contribute to the slow drowning of these and other Asian capitals. There are solutions, but they are hampered by lack of funds, politics, cultural issues and obstructive legislation.
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EB Studio The Chinese firm's vision for a greener future? Net-zero buildings, data centres powered by artificial intelligence, and a lot more solar, according to its latest Green Development 2030 report.
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Green Buildings Opinion

Access to nature in childhood is associated with a reduced risk of mental illness
Trees, grass and greenery lower the risk of mental health problems. It’s a lesson city planners need to learn.
Laundry lines stretch towards the back of this unmarked alley in Tanah Abang.
Jakarta’s high-rise settlements are the most crowded places in Southeast Asia. New community centres provide vital outdoor space for a hemmed-in population.
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Investments in physical infrastructure such as highways and power lines have been lagging behind what is needed to meet development goals. To kickstart post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to invest in green infrastructure.
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What does a sustainable civilisation look like and how do we get there? A burgeoning movement of artists and activists is seeking answers.
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Green Buildings Videos

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EB Studio Our urban infrastructure is responsible for almost 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Climate solutions need to include the biggest energy guzzlers, clean energy and retrofitting old buildings.
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After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
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Welcoming 3,800 people this year, the carbon neutral, zero waste festival has grown six-fold since its first edition in 2015.
Air conditioner compressors occupy almost all the open space available on the wall of a building in Boat Quay, Singapore
No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
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Green Buildings Podcasts

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EB Studio The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
Biophobia in the city podcast with Dr Denise Dillon.
Eco-Business talks to environmental psychologist Dr Denise Dillon about Singapore's uncomfortable relationship with nature, whether loving nature is essential for conservation, and why climate anxiety might actually be a good thing.
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Exclusive Following the launch of the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge, Eco-Business speaks to the Group's chief sustainability officer Lynette Leong on why sustainability innovation is defining the next phase of growth for the real estate giant.
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Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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