• With Strange Timing, Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Infrastructure Meeting

    Disaster struck the Steel City on Friday, Jan. 28, when a bridge in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park collapsed shortly before President Biden was to visit for an infrastructure meeting. Passengers aboard crossing vehicles required a physical rescue, and the accident caused a major gas leak — reiterating the need to invest more in sustainable infrastructure. The bridge was […]

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  • CU Denver Adds Composting Bins to Buildings

    CU Denver is taking additional steps to reduce its carbon footprint and become a more eco-friendly campus—thanks to its students. When Lynx return in-person to campus on Jan. 31 for the spring semester, they will see new composting bins in all CU Denver buildings. The addition follows a 2020 vote by the Auraria Campus student […]

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  • Should There Be Sustainable Requirements in New Construction?

    There is no denying that sustainability is no longer just a hot topic. With increasing evidence that our society is harming the environment, sustainable practices are no longer a fad; they are a must. It’s so crucial for individuals and industries to start adopting more eco-conscious habits that federal and local government organizations are beginning […]

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  • Cooling bamboo system is a green alternative to air conditioning

    The number of sweltering days affecting people each year in Vietnam has grown significantly in recent years as a result of climate change. Using air conditioning may help reduce people’s exposure to life-threatening hot temperatures, but always keeping them on not only results in exorbitant energy costs but also further exacerbates the effects of global warming. In a […]

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  • Advanced Drainage Systems collaborate on sustainable water management

    The Sustainability Institute at The Ohio State University has announced a new collaboration with Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) that will support water management research, enhance student learning and make campus more sustainable. The company, a supplier of drainage products for residential, commercial, agriculture and infrastructure markets, is donating two state-of-the-art stormwater management systems for the Innovation District on West […]

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  • Big-box stores could power half of energy needs with solar

    America’s big-box retail and grocery stores could fulfill half of their own electricity needs and generate enough clean electricity to power more than 7.9 million U.S. homes if they covered their roofs with solar panels, a new report has found. In addition to boosting the country’s solar energy output, such a transformation would cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

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  • Charting a Sustainable Course for the Hydrogen Economy of the Future

    Hydrogen is an abundant and clean burning gas, so it’s little wonder that many energy professionals consider it the key to powering the sustainable, net-zero economy of the future. The very abundance of hydrogen molecules has given rise to an array of options for producing it as an energy source. Charting a course for hydrogen […]

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  • VERTICAL FOREST CITY COMPLEX, A NEW GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA

    Stefano boeri architetti has completed china’s first vertical forest — previously featured on designboom. Titled the easyhome huanggang vertical forest city complex, the scheme comprises five towers, two of which are residential and are designed as ‘vertical forests’ — stefano boeri’s model for sustainable residential buildings. since a few weeks ago, the first tenants moved in.  The project, which […]

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  • Google’s ‘dragonscale’ solar-powered roof signals growing demand for sustainable workspaces

    About 40 miles south of San Francisco, three futuristic structures rise from the earth. With sloping roofs clad in thousands of overlapping tiles, the buildings could be mistaken for the world’s most architecturally advanced circus tent. They are, in fact, part of Google’s new Bay View campus, which is due to welcome employees this year […]

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  • Energy Efficiency Ratings Aren’t Actually Predicting Energy Efficiency

      There’s a secret dogging British buildings with some of the most coveted environmental ratings: On paper they’re green, but scratch the surface and they’re red hot. Buildings that have received the highest rating in the U.K. — an A Energy Performance Certificate — use more energy than some of their peers rated C, D, E […]

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