• World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

      The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden. About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric rail has been embedded in a public road near Stockholm, but the government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map for future expansion. Sweden’s target of achieving […]

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  • Most promising new sustainable building materials

    Keep an eye on these up-and-coming sustainable materials – they may just represent the future of building. RECYCLED PLASTIC While plastic itself has been around since the early 1900s, only recently have architects begun designing buildings using recycled plastic. There are many ways recycled plastic can be incorporated into buildings, from decking made of pre-fabricated […]

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  • Asphalt: the go-to material for green paving projects

    Asphalt might not sound like a green word, but it is a green product that packs the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, improve air quality and keep our water clean. Over the years, asphalt has become the go-to material for constructing green pavements and is used for everything from fish hatcheries to lining our […]

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  • Casino powers data with renewable energy

    Wynn Las Vegas’ IT infrastructure is now being powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The move represents the company’s latest step in the company’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of the resort, according to a release. Wynn’s IT setup is housed at the data center […]

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  • Michigan Governor declares Flint water safe, ends free bottled water service

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced that Flint water is once again safe to drink, and the state will soon cease the free bottled water service it has provided to Flint residents in the wake of the city’s drinking water crisis. “The scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has […]

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  • NYC’s first Passive House apartment building open for rent

      Residents of the Big Apple looking for an energy-efficient, community-focused lifestyle have a new option in the first market-rate Passive House apartment building in the city. Developed by Synapse Development Group and Taurus Investment Holdings, Perch Harlem provides convenient urban living that also uses 80 to 90 percent less energy than a conventional equivalent apartment. The […]

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  • The long-term benefits of sustainability in distilleries

    Spirits producers are learning that sustainability is not just in the best interest of the environment but it’s also beneficial for business. The issue of sustainability has been around for a long time but in the past five years the industry has undergone something of an energy revolution. The benefits are numerous; being consistently aware […]

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  • Building more sustainable roads isn’t just about the traffic

    As sea levels rise, researchers predict that Boston’s roads are going to have to increasingly withstand high tide flooding, costing drivers millions of hours in traffic delays annually. Currently, over 7,500 miles of East Coast roadways are vulnerable to high tide flooding — or “nuisance flooding” — causing more than 100 million hours in vehicle […]

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  • Commercial Benefits Of Combining Ice Energy Storage With Solar

    Ice energy storage acts as a building’s storage for air conditioning systems. Using ice based thermal energy storage allows businesses to shift all or a portion of its cooling needs to off-peak, evening hours. During off-peak hours, water containing ethylene or propylene glycol is cooled by a standard chiller. This solution gets circulated inside a […]

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  • Japan opens nation’s largest floating solar farm

    Touted as Japan’s largest floating solar plant, a new 13.7 megawatt (MW) site has begun operation. Sitting on the surface of the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, the 44-acre plant is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for industrial use. The farm was constructed by Kyocera TCL Solar, a joint venture of Kyocera and Tokyo Century established […]

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