• The ingenious living bridges of India

    When monsoon clouds bring pelting rains to the village of Tyrna, Shailinda Syiemlieh takes the nearest bridge to reach the opposite bank of a gushing stream. The bridge is no ordinary structure made of concrete and metal. Instead, it is composed of a single giant fig tree that sits by the riverbank, and the support […]

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  • Sustainable buildings offer lessons to students in green technology

    These days, books and iPads provide students with most of what they need to know upon entering the classroom. But for some students in Central Oregon, it’s also the classrooms themselves that are helping them learn. The Bend Science Station on the Oregon State University-Cascades campus and Cascades Academy near Tumalo, both designed by Hennebery […]

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  • A STAGGERED GREEN ROOF GIVES THIS EDUCATIONAL BUILDING ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE WITH SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRACTICES!

    Envisioned in Indore, India by Sanjay Puri Architects, Prestige University is a mixed-use educational building that combines sustainable building practices with organic architecture. With plans for a 100-acre university campus in the works, Sanjay Puri Architects completed the designs for the campus’s prospective administrative buildings. Located in Indore, India, Prestige University blends organic architecture with sustainable building practices […]

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  • Victoria University to construct one of the world’s most sustainable buildings

    Victoria University of Wellington is aiming to create one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable buildings. Once complete, students will be able to wander around the leafy, wooden, three-storey Living Pā complex and watch monitors showing its energy and water consumption – a building “living” in real time. Panels of glass will connect it to […]

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  • How Smart, Sustainable Mining Is Reshaping the Industry

    The mining industry uses a massive amount of energy. Energy costs represent 30% of operating expenses for mining companies, and overall the industry accounts for 12% of all the industrial energy usage in the US. Historically, mining has been associated with a single-minded approach to fuel economic growth by maximizing output of high-demand raw materials at the lowest […]

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  • Methane is the greenhouse gas to beat

    While environmentalists have (rightly) focused on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, methane has flown under the radar as one of the more dangerous greenhouse gases. Inger Andersen, the United Nations’ environment chief, said at the recent COP26 negotiations, “Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years.” Right […]

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  • A milestone for more sustainable air travel

    United Airlines flew the world’s first passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) Wednesday, from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Reagan Washington National. Driving the news: The 737 MAX 8 flew with a high-ranking delegation aboard, including members of Congress, United CEO Scott Kirby, and partners in the newly expanded Eco-Skies Alliance, which includes companies […]

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  • Key Things to Remember When Building a Sustainable Home

    Home ownership continues to be on the rise, and research shows that the new generation of homeowners are far more concerned with sustainable home design than the last. The market for green buildings is expected to grow from $116.46 billion in 2020 to $150.95 billion by 2030, according to Research and Markets. Despite declining by more […]

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  • Middle East hospitality project pushes the boundaries of sustainable construction

      DUBAI: From forest fires and landslides to desertification and flooding, the effects of climate change increasingly are manifesting in all manner of destructive ways, laying waste to animal and plant habitats and vulnerable rural communities. But urban areas not immune to the risks either and, as such, they too are being forced to adapt. […]

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  • How to lay the foundation for net zero carbon building projects

    Designed and executed with care, net-zero carbon goals can offer more than sustainability window dressing for commercial buildings in the decades to come. More real estate owners, operators, developers and investment firms see the appeal of future-proofing properties from climate shocks such as floods and fires; from market shocks such as high prices for scarce […]

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