• 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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  • Contractors need to embrace green practices to stay competitive 

    Green construction methods and materials are becoming a priority in field of real estate. More and more, public and private owners are demanding designers shoot for ambitious green building targets, such as LEED designations with both new builds and renovations. To continue winning work, contractors need to embrace the trend and ensure that they have […]

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  • Ikea is working on stylish portable solar panels with artist Olafur Eliasson

    Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson has partnered with IKEA to produce small stylish solar panels to store and provide power. The Sammanlänkad is designed to be hanged by the window to collect energy during the day. Still at a prototype stage, this cute gadget won’t definitely replace your solar panels on the roof, but in the […]

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  • New partnership promotes scalable zero-carbon retrofits for multifamily buildings

    America’s 125 million residential units account for approximately 20 percent of the country’s total carbon emissions, but only roughly 12,500 of these units (0.01 percent) are operating at net zero energy, according to the Net Zero Energy Coalition. A partnership between the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the California […]

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  • Electric ferries coming to Niagara Falls

    When it comes to reducing CO2 emissions from transport, water transportation has been mostly overlooked so far, but this is going to change very soon. In San Francisco, the Red & White Fleet, one of the city’s oldest tour guide companies, operates a hybrid ferry that runs on lithium-ion batteries carrying up to 600 passengers […]

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  • ASCE’s International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019

    This year, the American Society of Civil Engineers International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure will take place in Los Angeles on November 7-9. This event brings together architects, civil engineers, infrastructure managers, policy makers, and technology experts to provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy, and education related to […]

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  • The new Statue of Liberty Museum is sustainable and resilient

    After five years in the making, last month New York City saw the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, and by all definitions, it is well worth the wait. The LEED-Gold building has a rooftop garden with flowers and grasses, while the windows are etched with textured circles designed to prevent birds from flying […]

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