• New York City wants to do away with street garbage

    Since the Dutch settled in New York, the city has been struggling with waste disposal on the streets. Every day 12,000 tons of trash are placed out on sidewalks, making the city’s streets temporary residential and commercial garbage dumps. The Departments of Sanitation and Transportation are now addressing this problem and accepting plans and designs community […]

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  • PassiveDom markets self-sustainable passive homes

      Sustainable, passive houses are just making their way into the mass market. One company is selling passive houses that are resistant to the most severe environmental stress. PassiveDom houses consume no energy for heating and cooling and have close to zero carbon emissions. The company offers two versions and have four modifications from a […]

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  • Building undergoes the first net zero energy commercial renovation in DC

      The renovation of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) building and infrastructure is the first net zero energy commercial renovation in the District of Columbia. AGU, an international non-profit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries, is making the building a living representation of the organization’s mission of science for the benefit of humanity […]

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  • New York passes bold climate legislation

      When Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act,  New York became the second U.S. state to aim for a carbon-neutral economy. California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order last year to make that state carbon-neutral by 2045. The plan in NY creates new opportunities for investors in renewable energy […]

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  • U.S. Green Building Council announces 2019 LEED Homes Awards

      The CAMBA Gardens Phase II, in Brooklyn (NY),  the Albany Damien Center, in Albany (NY), Brookfield Properties and the Holt Residence, in Providence (RI) are among the winners of the 2019 LEED Homes Awards. With these awards, the Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes residential projects, developers and builders using LEED to improve quality of life for residents, […]

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  • Asphalt made of recycled car tires tested on public road

      With plastic disasters recently dominating the news, used tires have almost become an overlooked issue. In the U.S., tires are scrapped at a rate of 1.1 tire/person/year leading to over 300 million tires discarded each year. Landfill space is becoming more and more scarce as tires are not biodegradable, and tire accumulation have significant […]

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  • Banks to include sustainability measures in maritime loan decisions

      Sustainability is increasingly a factor in business financing decisions, but taking on the shipping industry brings it to a whole new level level. This week eleven banks announced that climate impact will be integrated into the criteria that determines how much shipping companies can borrow. The criteria have been elaborated in conjunction with the Global […]

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  • London’s most sustainable buildings

      In recent years, London’s skyline has been changed by companies that have set the standard for working alongside energy and sustainability consultants to create low energy, high performance buildings. The list includes the Bloomberg building, which achieved the highest-ever Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) score in 2018. Also, listed the RSPB Environment […]

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  • Cities are greatly underestimating the carbon emissions they are responsible for

       “The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5 C World,” a new report compiled by C40, a global network of 94 large cities, Arup, the University of Leeds and the University of New South Wales, suggests that while cities are actively engaged to cut their carbon emissions, they’re still far from making the changes […]

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  • Earth Economics to host labs on green storm water infrastructure 

      Eight communities across the U.S. have been selected to participate with Earth Economics in labs that focus on investment and advancement of green storm water infrastructure. The goal of the labs is to scale-up investment in and adoption of green infrastructure to increase resilience to climate change. The labs build on The Blueprint for Increased Investment in Green Infrastructure, […]

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