Asia

On what China is doing with its tech and why we should care

China has technology that can scan a billion faces in one second. It’s using that level of technology to plan its cities and transport. It knows that cities are the powerhouses of the economy it wants.

Geoengineering climate change

China eyes sun-blocking tech as its climate change Plan B

The search for climate-change hacks is ramping up across the world as the window to reduce greenhouse gas emissions narrows, with scientists in China experimenting with new ways of blocking out the sun.

Chongqing, China

New partnership promises greener buildings for China

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is teaming up with its Chinese counterpart to increase building sustainability in the world’s largest building construction market, and help it to move towards net zero.

Passive House and the pivot to Asia

Passive House is bursting out from its European roots and making a big impact in China, a move that promises to further accelerate the adoption of Passive House in warmer climates.

colour glass building

Smart glass gets smarter with gradation-tint

Japanese scientists have developed a smart window that can not only alternate between light and dark, but can produce various shades of tint across its surface.