• EPA’s first status report on advancing US recycling infrastructure

      The Environmental Protection Agency has  recently released the “Status Report: Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System“. The document outlines the efforts done by the agency to improve the recycling system nationwide. Since the beginning of this year, the EPA has been coordinating 4 main areas of action designating corresponding workgroups: Promote Education and […]

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  • What can be learned from the world most sustainable industrial building

      This logistics warehouse in the Dutch city of Tilburg received the highest-ever rating for an industrial building from British sustainability assessors BREEAM, which has assessed more than 500,000 buildings in over 70 countries to look at green credentials. Over 13,000 solar panels cover the roof producing enough power  not only for the building but […]

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  • US Bank Stadium is the first professional sports venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using ARC platform

      The US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the first professional sport venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using the ARC platform. “Sports bring people and communities together, and U.S. Bank Stadium is a space that not only unifies Vikings fans, but provides a healthy, green and high performing building for all to enjoy,” commented […]

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  • Residential green building sector grows 19%

      LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017 and are at an all-time high, those are the highlights of a recent report by the US green Building Council. Nearly 500,000 single family, multifamily and affordable housing units are now LEED-certified. In the age of ever increasing and intimidating housing prices, green homes can provide a safe […]

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  • The case for climate-responsive urban design

      The recent heatwave has been exacerbating the urban heat island effect in many cities. As more and more people are moving into urban areas, bringing more cars, more asphalt roads, more parking lots, urban planning should take into consideration the changing climate patterns. Large metropolitan areas all around the world are rediscovering the importance […]

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  • British National Grid optimizes output from renewables by using AI

      Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are going to help the National Grid to predict how much energy the United Kingdom will collect from turbines and solar panels based on the weather forecast. Their new AI prediction models of solar forecasting have improved by over 30% thanks to a partnership with the Alan Turing […]

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  • The digital future of urban water management

        The US water infrastructure is at least 50 years old and the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that there are 240,000 water main breaks in American cities each year. Under the pressure of climate change and aging pipes, many cities are turning to new technologies to improve their water management. Digital Water, […]

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  • Smart roofs adapt to weather conditions

      As heatwaves around the world bring once more to our attention the effects of climate change, technologies like cool roofs may seem to offer some help. However, in moderate and cold climates their usefulness remains limited. A new generation of adaptive roofing technologies takes the cool roof a step further, using materials able to […]

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  • Only a few US cities meet their climate goals according to ACEEE

      Although US cities took on more than 265 initiatives between 2017 and April 201, the majority of them are not on track to meet their climate goals, according to the latest scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  The scorecard ranks cities on more than 50 metrics, and the results show […]

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  • The next generation of green residential buildings is here

      Optima, an award-winning full service real estate development firm keeps improving the environmental performance of the buildings of its luxury multi-tower enclave in Scottsdale (AZ). The newest features at 7180 Optima Kierland include: Next-Generation Vertical Landscape System Modular Façade & Efficient Shading System: A dynamic, undulating façade with perforated panels and sun screening louvers creates shade […]

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