• It’s Time to Phase Out Fluorescent Lightbulbs, Report Finds

    Much of the discussion about mercury and fluorescent lightbulbs have been around the compact fluorescent lights, (CFLs) also known as “toxic Gorebulbs.” They had a tiny bit of mercury, about 1 milligram, and many people have replaced them with light emitting diodes (LED) bulbs. But the real mercury problem is with the long thin fluorescent […]

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  • Canada’s Largest Net-Zero Energy Institutional Building Produces More Electricity Than It Uses

    Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation in Hamilton, Ontario, is Canada’s largest net-zero energy institutional facility and the first in the country to be awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design and Performance certification from the Canada Green Building Council, positioning it as a hub for carbon-neutral technologies and operations. A joint venture by mcCallumSather and B+H Architects, the L-shaped […]

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  • New Composite Bridge Showcases Sustainable Solution

      On the surface, it looks like any of the thousands of small, narrow two-lane bridges found all across America. But a new high-tech bridge in north central Tennessee is equipped with a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material bridge deck embedded with fiber optic sensors. It replaced a damaged decades-old concrete crossing which, like thousands […]

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  • The Relationship Between Walkability and Public Health

    Nikita Amir reports on a recent study of public health outcomes from the MAP Center for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto which reveals that “walkability isn’t just restricted to elements of infrastructure—it’s also mediated by racial injustice, food supply, and pollution.” The study’s authors evaluated existing research linking physical activity and disease “to […]

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  • Check out the first LEED Platinum V4 Building in Italy

    LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a well-known form of green building certification. It rates buildings and spaces under several categories that encompass aspects such as environmental quality, efficiency and innovation. LEED certifications range from LEED-certified, silver, gold and platinum. The latter applies to buildings that meet the highest standards of green […]

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  • Airbus Is Betting on Green Hydrogen, Moves Closer to Developing Sustainable Aircraft

      For now, various players in the industry are taking what may seem as small steps in that direction, but when it comes to aviation, which is notoriously slow in adopting sustainable alternatives, every step brings significant change. Airbus seems to be leading these efforts in Europe, having already initiated hydrogen-related projects. In fact, it makes a […]

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  • Remora Bets on Mobile Carbon Capture for Semitrucks

    A Detroit-based startup named Remora is piloting a device that captures carbon emissions from semitrucks—hard-to-electrify vehicles that account for approximately 5% of U.S. carbon emissions. The technology is designed to capture 80% of emissions from a truck’s tailpipe, a more energy-efficient system than removing carbon from the atmosphere, something that many other startups are trying to do but […]

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  • A Solar ‘Breakthrough’ Won’t Solve Cement’s Carbon Problem

    ANYONE WHO SAYS there’s nothing new under the sun hasn’t made a recent trip to Lancaster, California. There, on the outskirts of the Mojave desert, 400 giant mirrors, each the size of a large flatscreen TV, twitch in the sunlight. Their reflective faces are turned toward a nearby tower that looms over the lot like an industrial eye […]

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  • How blockchain technology will reshape green finance in 2022

      With the Paris Agreement being reviewed and countries’ commitments updated at COP26 last November, there’s no doubt that green finance will remain a major topic this year. At the same time, we’ve seen blockchain technology grow from a fringe and futuristic technology to a powerful tool with many real-world applications, particularly in green finance […]

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  • Creating More Sensitive Buildings

    Sustainable buildings have become the new standard especially as the entire world heads towards net zero. But it isn’t just about design features and indoor comfort. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the bar when it comes to Indoor Air Quality. Safety is at the forefront of purchasing decisions. In recent years building controls have made […]

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