• Microsoft and Jeff Bezos are backing this start-up that aims to retrofit millions of old buildings with ‘green’ energy

    In a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, a very small company is implementing a very big idea: Electrify every building in the United States by leasing landlords the necessary equipment to make the transition. BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based start-up that has “greened” more than 1,200 buildings in New York City and has similar […]

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  • Bank of America Tower: The Green Skyscraper Challenging NYC’s Emission Law

    On the corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, Pete Sikora gazes up at a glass-enclosed tower that twists with unexpected grace as it rises 51 stories into the sky. Sikora is director of climate and inequality campaigns at New York Communities for Change, an activist organization. On this breezy September day, however, he’s […]

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  • Notre Dame receives STARS Gold rating for sustainability achievements

    The University of Notre Dame received a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its sustainability achievements. Notre Dame improved its sustainability score through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The 2022 gold rating places Notre Dame, which had earned a silver rating with […]

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  • Airport Operators Collaborate to Study Sustainable Aviation Fuel in India

    Airport operators Groupe ADP and GMR Airports, Airbus, Axens and Safran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a joint study on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and its potential in India. The objective of the study, conducted under the lead and coordination of Groupe ADP and GMR Airports and with the expertise of […]

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  • City of Syracuse receives Smart Cities award for sustainable infrastructure

    There’s still one Orange to root for — The Daily Orange! Donate today and help us win College Media Madness. The city of Syracuse won the Smart Cities North American Award for sustainable infrastructure in the latest International Data Corporation Government Insights awards, according to a press release Tuesday from Mayor Ben Walsh. The award category recognizes progress […]

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  • As Yale aims for building efficiency, retrofitting proves a challenge

    Though Yale’s newly constructed buildings must meet stringent sustainability standards, the bulk of its properties fall short of these standards — and retrofitting buildings still presents a significant obstacle to sustainable development. The University’s sustainable building standards make up part of the Yale University’s 2025 Sustainability Plan. According to the 2025 Sustainability Plan Progress Report, Yale has […]

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  • Electric Bike Sales Are Booming, Thanks to High Gas Prices

    Electric bike sales have been booming for a while, with a big boost from the pandemic; now we have a new e-bike spike because of high gas prices, as people switch to the more affordable electric vehicle. And why not? As David Zipper, visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center and contributor to […]

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  • Sweden’s innovative wooden skyscraper captures as much carbon as 10,000 forests

    Between the towering trees of Sweden’s Bothnian coastline, a new skyscraper is bucking the trend of the traditionally carbon-heavy construction industry. The 20-storey, 75-metre-high Sara Cultural Centre – named after a popular Swedish author – opened its doors last September. It’s yet another wooden structure to adorn the streets of Skelleftea – a city that is tackling […]

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  • Nurturing greener tenants for more sustainable buildings

    Switching lights off when they are not in use, turning up the temperature on air-conditioning, and saving water – these may seem like small actions, but they are vital to the fight against climate change. Today, buildings are responsible for nearly 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, with their construction and operations contributing 11 per […]

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  • Electric Vehicles Can Give Power Back to the Grid—Or Your Home During a Blackout

    The Washington Post sent up alarms earlier this month with a story that concluded the grid won’t be ready for all the electric vehicles that will be wanting to plug in. “Making America’s cars go electric is no longer primarily a story about building the cars,” the article said. “America’s electric grid will be sorely challenged […]

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