• E-scooter company Spin to test solar powered stations in Washington DC

      As dockless e-scooters’ popularity continues to grow in cities around the world, some of their downsides, as the cluttering sidewalks and store windows, have already become evident. Some companies like Spin and Charge think the solution might be solar powered charging docks. Spin will test this solution in Washington Dc and Ann Arbor this […]

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  • UN launches toolkit to green up universities

    Across the world, the office of the United Nations Environment is working with universities to set up national and regional Green University Networks to enable institutions to incorporate low carbon-climate resilience development strategies and sustainability in education, training, and campus operations. The office has produced the Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0 to inspire universities to design, […]

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  • Top green building materials in 2019

      Green Builder Media published its annual selection of the most innovative and sustainable products available for the construction market. Products highlighted range from the Brooklyn Solar Canopy   and the Kohler WasteLAB’s Crackle Collection, a line of repurposed tile made almost entirely of recycled pottery cull, and factory sand and dust,  to Uponor’s Phyn Plus Smart […]

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  • New York tops American greenest smart cities

      According to the Eden Strategy Institute, New York tops the list of the 10 Smart City Governments in the U.S.. The city has split its smart city initiatives between the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, and the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Together they are focusing […]

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  • Photovoltaic modules as a new and versatile building material

      With new technologies for integrating photovoltaic systems into buildings, developers and architects now have a broad range of options for combining architectonic quality with the necessity to generate energy in a sustainable manner. PV modules integrated into roofs and façades are now more widely accepted than conventional roof-mounted systems, which is a significant factor in […]

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  • New sustainable community development utilizes hemp and solar glass windows

      A new sustainable village development by LandCorp in Knudsforth, near Perth (Australia), demonstrates the feasibility of hemp-based building panels that can be used in floors, walls, partitioning and roofing. Mirreco has developed a specialized machine for processing the hemp, which cuts down the manufacturing time for the building panels to under an hour. Another […]

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  • Electric highway charges trucks in Germany

      This week Germany announced the opening of the first stretch of electric highway. The 10 km (6 miles) tract is located near South of Frankfurt on the A5 Autobahn and it will allow hybrid trucks to recharge as they drive through. The project has been designed by Siemens AG while Scania, Volkswagen’s truck division, […]

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  • Portland tests electric bus fleet 100% powered by wind

      The first all-electric public bus in the US launched last month in Portland (OR) and it will soon be joined by four more. The city public transit authority Trimet announced that the new electric fleet will be powered by wind energy through Portland General Electric’s Clean Wind program. The buses will all run on one […]

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  • Global green cement market to double by 2023

      Global green cement market was valued at $14,947 million in 2016, and it is estimated to reach at $36,481 million by 2023. In 2016, Europe accounted for the highest share in the global market. However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to surpass the European share of the market. The residential segment has accounted for […]

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  • Transit Authority of NYC looks to lease space to generate renewable energy

      The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) of New York City announced that it will lease more than 10 million square feet of rooftop space at seven of its largest facilities to companies that will install solar panels. The project could generate over 100 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 18,000 households in New […]

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