A Mumbai developer is about to start construction on what he claims will be the worldâ€™s tallest residential tower. Mumbai builder Lodha Developers Ltd. said it will finish the over 117-story stack of private homes called â€œWorld Oneâ€ in 2014. At more than 450 meters, it will be taller than the Empire State Building in [...]
Global carmakers have been unveiling concepts that could shape the future of automobiles for the next decade, with a focus on lean, green models. Hybrids and electric cars took center stage on day one of the show, which is open to the public March 4-14.
Abu Dhabi has announced ambitious environmental targets for 2010, promising to slash energy, water and waste-to-landfill usage. The targets, announced January 3 by the Abu Dhabi tourism authority, commit Abu Dhabi to a 10-percent energy cut, 20-percent water usage cut and 20-percent waste-to-landfill cut. If delivered, Abu Dhabi believes its hotels will be in line [...]
A new carbon offsetting service targeting the luxury-conscious set has recently launched. Belgrave Trust calculates the amount of carbon users emit in a given month (partly from car and jet exhaust), and then offers them credits which are invested in projects that help the environment. The site uses a unique carbon calculator that matches a [...]
Chaired by the Editor of the Financial Times, Lionel Barber, The FT Business of Luxury Summit will bring together leaders from one of the world’s most successful industries. This year’s theme is “Beyond Green: Economics, Ethics and Enticement”. The annual event, now in its fifth year, will be hosted at Monte Carlo’s Salles des Etoiles [...]
Choosing a bamboo home over a conventional home makes a significant differenceâ€”it counts as a vote for a paradigm shift to sustainability, requires out of the box thinking, and a passion to live in your values. Bambou Habitat homes are the first and the only certified bamboo homes in the world, built for any climate. [...]