What does a clean puppy have to do with clean energy? In Kitakyushu, our “Hydrogen Town” smart community case study is providing carbon-free energy, which includes warm showers for puppies. Video: http://hubs.ly/y03FL50
Smart community is about working with nature to make improvements. Like the outside-air cooling feature that saves 40% on energy use at this data center park in Japan’s castle town of Matsue. http://bit.ly/1Ak4dzH
A smart community requires biodiversity. Here is one of our neighbors at Toshiba’s biotope project in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/VqmMTa
In our Saitama case study, the Home Energy Management System (HEMS) delivers real time data to residents http://bit.ly/1mKwcjH
Smart community is about solving energy needs while protecting natural beauty http://bit.ly/1oxLTKI
Smart community testing on Miyakojima island in Japan includes solar-powered recharging stations for micro-EVs
A smart community knows how to use water and make it clean again. http://www.mynewsdesk.com/toshiba-global/blog_posts/toshiba-s-sewage-system-solutions-support-water-resource-circulation-26133
This is the highest diversion rate of any major city in North America. San Francisco has set the goal of achieving zero waste, or sending nothing to the landfill or incineration, by the year 2020.
I spent a few days in San Francisco back in March and was pleasantly surprised at the scope and efficiency of the city’s recycling program. Dubbed Recology, the program is probably the most comprehensive large-scale waste management solutions I’ve read about in North America, and I think they set the standard for other major cities across the continent. They’re serious about their goals, and I really hope they manage to achieve them.
Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile.
Photo: The Atlantic Cities
Glampers, for glamorous camping http://bit.ly/KBYe4g