The Beauty Behind Energy-Efficient Buildings

Sustainable Architecture: The Beauty Behind Energy-Efficient Buildings November 10th, 2018 by The Beam  As we enter a more environmentally-conscious age, we are inevitably building more ecologically responsible and sustainable cities. Creating buildings with the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, while still being aesthetically pleasing, is a challenge bringing together great minds to […]

Palestinian architect Nadia Habash discusses

Rima Al Sammarae wrote on November 4th, 2018 about how life carries on in the Palestinian territories, notably for a certain Nadia Habash, co-owner and director of Habash Consulting Engineers and adjunct lecturer at Birzeit University.  Here is, courtesy to Middle East Architect how: Palestinian architect Nadia Habash discusses working with Peter Zumthor and persevering […]

Dams ‘not sustainable’ in the developing world

After The dam that threatens a country’s water supply, here is another story about dam building but from a different standpoint. It’s by the BBC’s Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent and dated 5 November 2018. Large hydropower dams ‘not sustainable’ in the developing world     A new study says that many large-scale hydropower projects in Europe […]

Climate Change Fast Growing Threat to World Heritage

The MENA region with its heavy historical background stands very vulnerable to Climate Change Fast Growing Threat. It is elaborated on by the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Adam Markham, deputy director and published in their Climate & Energy Program on July 3, 2018.  Climate Change fast growing threat to World Heritage would at this stage be […]

Revolution in all Trades of the Construction Industry

The Construction Industry is as per Wikipedia defined as differing from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client. Construction as an industry comprises six to nine percent of [ . . . ]

COP22 to alleviate Poverty and Climate Injustice

With all sights set for a long time now on the forthcoming United Nations climate conference, COP22 of Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7 through 18th, 2016, negotiations for how to fulfill COP21’s agreement to limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius are still on going. These must be about finding ways at the COP22 to alleviate poverty and climate injustice, rather than leaning on “questionable technologies” such as geo-engineering and carbon offset, as recently put by Friends of the Earth of Germany.
“We cannot count on unproven, costly, and ecologically risky negative emission technologies to save us from climate chaos.”
The group’s new report, “A change of course: How to build a fair future in a 1.5 degree world” published in German in PDF on October 28th, looks at the so-called “negative emissions” technologies, such as geo-engineering . . .

Greening of the GCC; a dream or reality ?

The GCC is set to witness a boom in tourism as new projects and developments are being planned and in the execution phase. The theme park industry on the other hand in the “GCC is growing by leaps and bounds as more developments are taking place with a dedicated leisure and entertainment offering