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Panasonic Corporation recently announced plans to begin full-scale development of its Smart Home Energy Management System (SMARTHEMS) business next month.
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Toshiba have developed an advanced cooling technology that will enable data centers to be more energy efficient, cutting energy bills by one-third, according to a report by ScienceDaily.
Singapore's Punggol Eco-Town
Singapore’s first public housing blocks built to be environmentally sustainable have become the testing ground for future projects according to a CNN report yesterday.
The Shanghai Municipal Government announced last week that it will subsidize green property development projects to minimize pollution and boost energy efficiency across the city
A call has been made for Asian entrants to win a US competition for sustainable and energy-saving air-conditioning systems.
An absence of standards is hindering growth in the Chinese market for energy-saving LED lighting.
Malaysia's hospitals have been told to adopt green energy policies to lower energy bills. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said 28 major hospitals would be using energy-saving methods to reduce electricity bills by 10 percent.
Japan and China have agreed to launch 47 projects including the creation of a "smart city" as part of cooperation in promoting environment-friendly and power-saving projects in the context of China's increased energy needs, according to Japanese media.
Shimizu zero emisssions building
One of Japan's largest construction companies is making a bold claim. Shimizu Corp believes its new Tokyo headquarters emits less carbon dioxide per square meter than any other building in the world. Thanks to a myriad energy-efficiency technologies and renewable energy installations, the building uses only 38 kilograms per square meter of CO2 annually, estimates Shimizu. That's 62 percent less than the average emissions of most Tokyo office buildings, says the company.
Clean Energy website Greenbang.com reports that the University of California, Los Angeles, has developed a solar cell made from plastic that is 70 percent transparent to the human eye.