• Empire State is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world.

      To understand the carbon footprint of cities all over the world, just look at their skylines. While industry and transportation have long been labelled as major carbon culprits, some environmental advocates are trying to raise awareness about another troubling source, especially in dense, urban areas — buildings, the multi-level structures that fill many cities. The […]

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  • Affordable Housing and Decarbonization Are No Longer Mutually Exclusive

    When you last visited a supermarket, did you decide between purchasing conventional or organic produce? If so, you probably weighed the pros and cons: typically, regular produce is better for the wallet. Organic is better for the environment. Similar choices—on a much larger scale—face developers, investors and lenders in the multifamily industry. Simply put, the lower […]

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  • Solution to world’s largest waste stream: Make sand

    After water, sand is the most exploited natural resource on the planet. However, its extraction from seas, rivers, beaches and quarries has an impact on the environment and surrounding communities. A new study by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has found that a step-change […]

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  • Seattle Airport’s Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    The Port of Seattle has released renderings for the Concourse C expansion at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is designed to celebrate the forests and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and embrace sustainability. The project will add four floors on top of the existing concourse and include 145,530 more square feet of dining and retail, according […]

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  • Environmental laws can be an obstacle in building green energy infrastructure

    Renewable energy is a key tool for fighting climate change. But building the infrastructure to produce, say, wind or solar power can sometimes run into legal roadblocks, like laws aimed at protecting the environment. Darian Woods and Adrian Ma from our daily economics podcast The Indicator explain. DARIAN WOODS, BYLINE: So, Adrian, meet the Indiana […]

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  • Footprint boosting sustainability efforts through partnership with Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — When Footprint entered into a multiyear naming rights deal for the Suns’ arena in downtown Phoenix last summer, the company had more in mind than just being connected with one of the best teams in the NBA. The Gilbert-based company specializes in materials science with a goal to reduce single-use plastic by using […]

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  • Google will Invest $9.5 Billion in US Data Centers, Other Buildings

    Google, which has pledged to use completely carbon free energy by 2030 and is focused on sustainable facilities, will invest $9.5 billion in data centers and other buildings this year in the United States. The tech giant is putting the money into 14 data centers in 13 states as well as investments at facilities in […]

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  • JP Morgan Chase’s Manhattan HQ Will Be New York’s Largest All-Electric Tower

    JPMorgan Chase unveiled the design for its new global headquarters in Manhattan’s Midtown East. There are so many firsts with the new building, which will be one of New York City’s tallest. The architects, Foster + Partners, blurbed: “The 1,388-foot/423 meter, 60-story skyscraper – designed by Foster + Partners – will be New York City’s largest […]

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  • Electreon Announces Extension of World’s First Wireless Electric Road for Trucks and Buses

    Electreon (TASE: ELWS.TA), the leading provider of wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, today announced the one year extension of the Smartroad Gotland pilot project in Sweden. The €2 million ($2.17 million) budget for the extension is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration and includes an upgrade of 400 m of the existing […]

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  • IPCC report says architects need to drastically change their ways to curb emissions

    The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that emissions from buildings doubled between 1990 and 2019 despite the widespread adaptation of environmentally-friendly construction methods and materials like recycled concrete. Increases in population and the total floor area per person (especially in the global north) accounted for nearly three-quarters of the emissions jump. An overall lack of […]

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