Tagged: Air Quality

Living in China: Shanghai’s air falls below standard 0

Living in China: Shanghai’s air falls below standard

Shanghai has failed to meet a proposed air quality standard for the past five years, according to the city’s environment watchdog […]

Living in China: Major cities suffering months of hazy days 0

Living in China: Major cities suffering months of hazy days

Shanghai and Beijing are among a number of major Chinese cities which experienced “hazy” days for up to half of last year […]

Living in China: Shanghai air quality takes unhealthy turn 0

Living in China: Shanghai air quality takes unhealthy turn

Shanghai’s air quality deteriorated significantly in the first half of 2011, said a report released by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection […]

Autodesk AEC headquarters certified LEED Platinum 0

Autodesk AEC headquarters certified LEED Platinum

Autodesk’s AEC headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, designed by KlingStubbins and constructed by Tocci Building Co. using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and an Integrated Project Delivery contract, was certified LEED-Platinum last week by the U.S. Green Building Council. The AEC headquarters project was featured last April in a BD+C feature story on IPD […]

Living in China: Air Quality in Beijing is… well… depends on whom do you ask 1

Living in China: Air Quality in Beijing is… well… depends on whom do you ask

Associated Press has got the news on a recent report which claims that Beijing’s air worse than at past Olympics, while Just ten days later, Xinhua News just boasted about how Beijing records best air quality in nine years […]

Living in China: Beijing to set new vehicle rules as post-Olympics limits cut jams, pollution 1

Living in China: Beijing to set new vehicle rules as post-Olympics limits cut jams, pollution

New vehicle restrictions are likely to be announced soon in the Chinese capital, given that a post-Olympics system has “significantly improved” traffic conditions and air quality, Beijing officials said recently. “New car restrictions will be unveiled soon to replace the current ones,” said Wang Zhaorong, spokesman for the Beijing Municipal Committee of Communications […]

China, Technology and the Environment: Urban, industry growth cloaks parts of China in persistent haze 1

China, Technology and the Environment: Urban, industry growth cloaks parts of China in persistent haze

Haze from urbanization and industrial development is a serious, persistent problem in many parts of China, especially the north, the south and in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the Chinese National Meteorological Center (NMC) said recently […]

Living in China: Shanghai’s air quality report may add more pollutants 2

Living in China: Shanghai’s air quality report may add more pollutants

Daily ozone and carbon monoxide measurements may be included in Shanghai air quality reports to meet new standards proposed by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. The ministry wants to bring China’s air quality reports into line with international standards […]

China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Energy consuming industries developing too fast 1

China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Energy consuming industries developing too fast

Industries with high energy consumption and emissions are developing too fast in China, along with the quick economic growth, the Chinese State Council, or Cabinet, warned on recently. The traditional industry structure remained unchanged, while the service sector and high-tech manufacturing weighting fell in the national economy, State Councilors heard at a meeting focusing on energy saving and emission reduction, chaired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao […]

Living in China: Shanghai’s noise pollution worsens as air, water quality improves 0

Living in China: Shanghai’s noise pollution worsens as air, water quality improves

Water and air quality improved in Shanghai last year, but noise pollution was worse, the city’s Environment Protection Administration said. Water quality in the Huangpu River showed signs of improvement for the first time in five years, the administration said in an annual report before Thursday’s World Environment Day, according to the Oriental Morning Post. Road noise on Shanghai streets hit an average of 71.9 dB during the day while it dropped to 65.9 dB at night, failing to meet last year’s target, the report said […]