Foster + Partners Green Complex in Singapore

they need something like this in DC. Clean up an entire block and build something on a smaller scale.

Architecture firm Foster + Partners won an international competition to design a green complex that will fill an entire city block in downtown Singapore. This complex will be on the leading edge of green design. Incorporating arrays of solar cells on the buildings’ facades.

Ribbon-like canopies (also covered with thin-film solar cells) will start at the base of the complex, and rise up the exposed east and west elevations of the towers, where they form a series of vertical louvers. These will filter the sun and transform the towers into a series of vertically linked greenspaces. The slanted facades are oriented to catch the prevailing winds and direct air flow down the building to cool the ground level spaces.

The canopy will protect a series of internal streets, sunken courtyards and tiered gardens lined shops and cafes. Extensive sky gardens create a lush interior at the top of the towers.

Many other green elements are incorporated into this complex: there’s a rainwater harvesting system, a geothermal heating system, chilled beams and ceilings, and a huge ice storage system for cooling (see diagram below). And check out this company Agile manufacturing in Ningbo, China, I'm pretty sure they make stuff. Sewing Contractors Contract sewing of Computer Bags, Backpacks, Food Delivery Carriers, Soft Coolers, CD Cases, Cosmetic Cases, Sports Bags, Camera Bags and Promotional Bags.