Go Green Cyber Gear


 

 
 

Follow Us On Twitter    Become A Fan On Facebook    Visit Our Instagram Page   Network With Us on LinkedIn    Subscribe To Our News Alerts


Go Green Pledge

Download Go Green Widget

Download Go Green News Ticker


Hosted on Green Server Hosted on Green Server
Go Green An Ekotribe Initiative

Green Stories
Change text size:
Ziggurat zeroes in on car-free city
Send  your comments Send your comments Green Stories

Ziggurat zeroes in on car-free city

Sponsored Sites
Shop Online for
Eco-Friendly Products
Cyber Gear

With population growth in Gulf cities expanding and the attendant pressures placed on infrastructure and the environment, new pictures of the proposed eco-city by Dubai-based Timelinks set to address these issues with a carbon neutral solution.

The city – called the Ziggurat project and in the shape of a pyramid - could support an entire community of up to one million people by harnessing the power of nature.

According to US based Environmental Indicators, the average American car emits a staggering five tonnes of CO2 per year. Cars account for 30% of total CO2 carbon emissions (with the balance of 40% or four million tonnes accounted for by electricity generation).

In Dubai, Salik issued 400,000 road-toll tags for vehicles to operate in the Emirate. Dubai’s Cars alone generate a total of two million tonnes of CO2 into Dubai’s already polluted atmosphere.

Ridas Matonis, Managing Director of Timelinks, said: “Industrialised cities are now pumping out billions of tonnes of CO2 into the environment. The Ziggurat project employs a car-less environment with a transport system that is powered by energy generated by solar, wind and steam. We estimate that carbon emissions within the city could be significantly reduced by 90%.”

With the average daily commuting time in Dubai set at 104 minutes, as compared to 70 minutes in the US, the integrated transport system of the Ziggurat project could cut commuting time to just 15 minutes in the day.

Added Matonis: “With the close proximity of hospitals, schools, workplaces and leisure amenities contained within the Ziggurat, less stress is placed upon commuting. The three-dimensional shape of the project opens up the surrounding landscape for agriculture, pastures and natural forestry.”

The concept will also mean better quality of life for inhabitants. Transport throughout the complex would be connected by an integrated 360 degree network (horizontally and vertically) so cars are redundant.

Timelinks will employ revolutionary technologies within the Ziggurat project. It will use natural renewable energy resources of wind, solar and steam which are completely self-sustainable. The building will have parks, water channels, and lakes with climate zones which become cooler at higher elevations.

Ziggurat is taking a new approach towards harmonizing architecture and technology without harming the environment and aiming to satisfy the needs of each individual. 











3773
 
 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Click here to request a copy of How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Green Speak
Click here to request a copy of useful Eco Jargon.
Some non green numbers from Go Green
Click here to request a copy of Non Green Numbers by Go Green.
10 Ways to Go Green
Click here to request a copy of 10 Practical Ways to Go Green.
Facts About Global Warming
Click here to request a copy of Facts About Global Warming.
Top 10 Reasons to Recycle
Click here to request a copy of Top 10 Reasons to Recycle.
Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets.
Go Green at Work
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Work?
Go Green at Home
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Home?
The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms
Click here to request a copy of The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms.
The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases
Click here to request a copy of The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases.
Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita.
We accept guest posts.
Link to Us Subscribe to News Alerts


advertise-with-us
For overseas Pakistani citizens Nadra and Nicop assistance.
 

Go-Green.ae has 2,480 Green Stories, 149 Green Product Reviews, 8155 Green News Headlines , 387 Organisations in the Green Directory, 385 Green Book Reviews, 478 Green Videos, 205 Green Tips and 1776 Go Green Ambassadors in 117 countries.
Green Resources
Another Cyber Gear Site