It’s time to consider a sustainable lifestyle when you pick your new address in the outskirts of the city

WHILE IT’S NICE TO WAKE UP to a stunning city skyline, the stress of city living can be overwhelming sometimes. For instance, just 12 kilometers away from Ortigas is the sprawling township of Havila developed by Filinvest.

Havila encompasses three towns in Rizal province: Taytay, Antipolo, and Angono. It has four communities: Forest Farms, Villa Montserrat, Highland Pointe, and Mission Hills.

The developments are located in the mountains and offer a stunning view of Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay. The

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Stylish, Sustainable LED Illumination

Today, lighting does more than just illuminate: a well-planned LED lighting layout can create a warm and welcoming ambience that transforms your space into an ECO-home.

The luxury residence pictured — in a prime waterfront location — is the perfect example of what can be achieved with high-quality LED lighting technology from MEGAMAN.

As the social epicentre of the home, the apartment’s living room has been fitted with MEGAMAN 7W LED PAR 16 Reflectors to make the space highly inviting. The Reflectors are evenly installed within the ceiling, helping to create soft ambient lighting that eliminates the harsh shadows a

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‘London topped Paris to win the 2012 Games with a promise to deliver the greenest Games ever,’ said Hattie Hartman last year. The promise wasn’t unfounded, even though such a mega-event delivered at breakneck speed to a tight deadline, seems incompatible with a sustainable agenda.

Hartman, an American architect and an expert on sustainability, reveals that the London Olympic Games are surprisingly green, with environmental thinking underpinning each and every project. Quite rightly Hartman sees sustainability not just in the aesthetic design of individual buildings but also in the social and economic benefits for the wider community. Her book is



Wallpaper is a big trend now, and the papers, inks and glues used in their manufacture are all very important.

Building from scratch is always a great place to start when considering the layout and positioning of your home in relation to sun, wind and land size, but we aren’t always in that position. You don’t have to be a hippy with a mud-brick home to be sustainable and you can go further than changing all your lighting to fluoro and LED and putting your appliances on a timer. Consideration is the key — each time you go to redecorate

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Dalkeith & Brooking Design Architects

WE’RE COMMITTED TO YOUR STYLE FOR AS LONG AS YOU areashion and fads come and go but, thankfully Grant Elevators recognises that your style is timeless.

With 50 years of experience in the industry, Grant has the experience to provide a custom-designed elevator to suit whatever individual specifications your family and home require.

Your unique style paired with a Grant elevator will make a grand statement but youʼll be glad to know the price wonʼt. Grant’s dedication to personal service extends to our after-sales care that will keep your elevator in perfect condition — as you reach new levels of

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Committed to ecology.

Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a Bangalore-based firm which focuses on sustainable living practices. The organization has come about in 2008 with the merger of Chitra K Vishwanath Architects and the Rainwater Club. The work spans and integrates various sustainable practices in architectural design, water management, rain water harvesting, waste water recycling and sanitation practices. The broad objectives include improving long-term water security, lowering water demand and the use of locally- sourced materials, reducing the ecological footprint of the new buildings while providing an energy-efficient built environment that does not compromise on comfort or aesthetics

In the Biome website,

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ANGIE TAGTOW: Leading the Fight for Sustainable Soil and Food Systems

Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD, wears numerous (likely sun-worn) hats, but each one involves the same purpose: improving the health of a nation through the health of its soil. As the owner of consulting firm Environmental Nutrition Solutions, her mission is «to build resilient and sustainable food systems that advance public health.»

When it comes to soil, you need only glance at Tagtow’s experience to see she really knows her stuff. Tagtow currently serves as an endowed chair at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and she’s a former fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Food and

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"Green" wave in the desert of Abu Dhabi

"Green" wave in the desert of Abu Dhabi to save the planet

When it comes to the environment, Abu Dhabi is always a supply. The capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in recent years, a lot of times I tried to push the envelope on sustainable development. But the most successful project of all was Mesder City, multifaceted green "city within a city", which aims to be the world's first large-scale project with a neutral carbon footprint. However, the cost of such a project is almost unearthly — $ 18 billion But there are other, less

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Velozaezd UN as a symbol of the struggle for sustainable development

Velozaezd UN as a symbol of the struggle for sustainable development Facts

Officials, diplomats and members of state public organizations took part in a cycling race in New York to highlight the benefits of bicycles as a means of transport in the new society of "sustainable development." The route ran from the headquarters of the UN Mission to office buildings Netherlands, a country that is organized in advance.

Netherlands — the veloaktivnaya country in the world. 17 million people own 18 million bicycles. This eco-friendly mode of travel is gaining popularity in other European countries and cities, such

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Water stop economic growth in China

Water problem has become one of the main barriers to the sustainable development of China. Deputy Minister of Water Resources Hu Syi believes that the water issue, despite the country's achievements in the development, utilization, protection and management of water resources in recent years, has become one of the main barriers to the sustainable development of China.

Speaking in Beijing on the eve of the premiere of the animated film on the theme of water conservation, the deputy minister said that the country is extremely acute shortage of water resources, water pollution and degradation of aquatic ecosystems, which have become

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