The builders of a residential development in Playa Vista, just outside Los Angeles, wanted to make sure that residents would not have to walk more than two to five minutes to get to a shop or restaurant. In New York, the toilets in a new building on the Hudson River will use recycled water from a neighbouring block of flats. In Singapore, an eco-chic building recently installed a wind turbine to generate power to residents. AIRE, in Santa Monica, California, is even throwing in a pair of bicycles with the purchase of every unit.
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