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.@RalienBekkers Did you know Melbourne has incorporated 30k trees into their #smartcity?

.@RalienBekkers Did you know Melbourne has incorporated 30k trees into their #smartcity?

Large-scale storm water harvesting projects, including the world’s first in-road storm water harvesting system, water the trees, while lower temperatures save air-conditioning energy. That won Melbourne the second award, for resilient adaptation. “We can face hotter summers in the future,” Doyle says. Federation Square, a 238,000-square-meter space beside the Yarra River, has highly innovative Siemens technology that lowers carbon emissions by 49 percent and decreases overall water use by 26 percent. Foot traffic over the pavement generates energy to add to output from a 25-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array. Storm water is harvested and filtered, evaporative misters cool the area, and a biogas plant generates heat energy from organic food waste. Overall, energy cost is down by more than 43 percent. The real challenge, says Doyle, will be the next 15 to 20 years, when Great...

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