on 10th April 2009 | No Comments »
River Re Wall is a system for green walls that’s developed by Hokkaido Sanyu Corp. It seems like a mini version of a riverbed or garden turned on its side.
Behind the moss-covered wall panel is an irrigation system that ensures all-around healthy greenery and generates a faint, trickling sound of water.
The sound is designed to create a sense of real, living nature, as well as encourage relaxation.
on 31st March 2009 | 3 Comments »
Safari Air, the green luxury private jet charter service, announced today that it is set to take flight on October 15th with the world’s first 21-day “Around the World Grand East Africa Safari.”
The thrilling 25,450-mile adventure includes the Great Pyramids of Giza, Hong Kong Harbor, Taj Mahal and safaris in Tanzania and Kenya.
Designed exclusively for eight passengers aboard a luxurious Gulfstream IV private jet, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure will depart from Orange County, California’s John Wayne Airport.
on 28th March 2009 | No Comments »
Daimler today has unveiled the F-CELL Roadster, the latest in their line of “F-Series” concept vehicles, and it draws its inspiration from a diverse variety of automotive eras.
Controlled with drive-by-wire technology and utilizing a joystick rather than a conventional steering wheel, this whip is powered by a 1.2kW emission-free fuel cell system located at the rear.
It took a year and more than 150 trainees to create, but the entire project involved using “junior employees”, giving the company’s up-and-coming employees a creative way to learn how alternative-fuel systems come together.
Swede Hill is next project from Newport, RI based design+build firm, Aquidneck Fine Properties.
This 3000 sqft LEED registered home is designed by award winning architects Estes/ Twombly and promises to be one of Southern New England’s truly “green” luxury homes.
Set on four protected acres, this stunning private hilltop retreat offers breath-taking southerly and westerly ocean views towards Montauk Point and Long Island Sound.
It’s the year of electric cars at the Geneva auto show.
Various companies exhibited cars that feature environmental without missing the driving pleasure, as Smart that presented its exclusive and innovative model Smart fortwo BRABUS electric drive.
The new Smart green-model with its high quality equipment proves that a car that makes environmental sense can also have charm and be fun to drive: ecology and a feast for the senses go hand in hand.
It features a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery that celebrate its world premiere.
on 24th February 2009 | 25 Comments »
New Porsche Cayenne S hybrid will finally came to market in 2010.
According to the German automaker, the hybridized Cayenne will emit some 20 percent less C02 than comparable combustion engine vehicles with similar power output. Covering a 0-to-100 km/h sprint in just 6.8 seconds, it will earn its ‘S’ designation by delivering V8 performance and four-cylinder efficiency, all while complying with the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II emission standards.
Cayenne S Hybrid will roll freely at highway speeds without the combustion engine on, greatly minimizing engine emissions and fossil fuel consumption. This differs from current hybrid concepts that deliver benefits mainly in city traffic.