• Green Building Tax Breaks Primed for a Big Boost from Uncle Sam

    Federal, local, and state tax credits and incentives are often overlooked in the race to make commercial buildings greener and more energy-efficient. There are hundreds of green building tax benefits available today and, while property owners may be aware of them, they might not understand the full landscape. These green tax incentives can make energy […]

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  • Building Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Materials

    Electromagnetic Radiation in Building Because of the pervasive use of electronic equipment, electromagnetic (EM) radiation in buildings has skyrocketed. EM radiation envelops human life from various electronic transmission emission sources, accompanied by EM wave intervention, human health harm, data security spillages, residential pollutions, and other issues. Buildings can meet human beings’ basic living needs, whilst […]

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  • How green buildings can help benefit both environment and economy

    A majority of the buildings that will be required by the year 2030 in India are yet to be constructed. This presents us with a win-win opportunity. If India embraces the concept of green buildings to meet this huge demand, it will benefit both the environment and the economy. Currently, only a negligible number of […]

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  • An earth-sheltered office in Cherry Hill shows the roots of green building

    A tour of 6 Dale Ave. in Cherry Hill had barely begun when the superlatives started. ”You’d never think something like this would be in South Jersey,” said Joe Bozza, the Realtor. ”You really feel like you’re in a totally different place,” said owner Terri Wallace. “Because you really are.” Welcome to the earth-sheltered office […]

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  • The industry creating a third of the world’s waste

    We now smash, grab and pull some 100 billion tonnes of raw material out of the fabric of the planet in just a single year. That’s equivalent to destroying two-thirds of the mass of Mount Everest every 12 months. Roughly half of the raw materials we extract go into the world’s built environment. Construction creates an estimated third of the […]

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  • Why the world needs a fresh take on smart and sustainable infrastructure

    Airports, highways, and hospitals. Subways and railway systems. Water utilities, power and telecommunications grids. The delivery, operation, and management of infrastructure is the lifeblood of any economy. It is critical to keeping goods, services and energy flowing, to boosting productivity, and to safeguarding equitable economic development and jobs. But the challenges currently facing these multi-billion-dollar […]

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  • Emissions-Free, Entirely Self-Sustainable Cruise Ship Concept

    Norway has accelerated its transition to a zero-emissions future, by adopting new regulations for its World Heritage fjords (to be implemented starting 2026). The number of ships and passengers allowed in certain natural areas is being decreased in other parts of the world, as well. These changes are leading to the development of a new […]

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  • NYC launches $38M plan to build sustainable freight network using waterways

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Freight delivery by truck has taken its toll on New York City’s neighborhoods, but Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $38 million start to changing that on Wednesday. Trucks, which became the primary source of local delivery in the latter half of the 20th century, up the wear and tear on […]

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  • Biden will sign executive order setting 2050 net-zero emissions target for federal government

    (CNN)President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday directing the federal government to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, using the power of the federal purse to buy clean energy, purchase electric vehicles and make federal buildings more energy efficient. The executive order represents something significant the administration can do on its own to […]

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  • Maine Coastal Towns Join to Prevent Flooding Using Nature-based Methods

    Eleven coastal communities on Maine’s Casco Bay are joining to use nature-based infrastructure to mitigate coastal flooding caused by the climate crisis. A $250,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and $250,000 in matching funds from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, as well as and other grants and non-cash contributions, will support […]

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