• Asia’s first green-roofed bus initiative

      We’ve all heard of green-roofed buildings, but soon Singapore will take it a step further with green-roofed buses. Instead of conventional soil, plants are secured on a lightweight mat used for sky rise greenery for a soilless roof system. The aim of the three-month “Garden on the Move” study is to confirm that green […]

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  • Turner Construction Company sets ambitious sustainability targets

    On Earth Day, Turner Construction one of the largest American construction companies, announced its new sustainability goals. The company presented a three-pronged program which covers: Environmental Efficiency, Resiliency, and Green Building. Turner Construction has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption of on-site construction operations by 50 percent by 2030 and will increase […]

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  • A NY startup competes in green building certification arena

      Well is the certification offered by Delos, a New York company that it’s challenging more established green building certifications with its holistic approach. Well keeps into consideration not only structural and technical solutions, but also psychological and biological factors. Delos charges about $20,000 to evaluate 100,000 square feet of building space for compliance with […]

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  • Are autonomous electric shuttles the next urban transit solution?

    Forget about electric scooters, electric shuttles might be the next frontier of urban transit for the last-mile mobility. In just the last two years, a movement toward driverless, electric shuttle services in America’s cities has been quietly making inroads. In Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, even Lincoln, Nebraska, autonomous mini-buses have completed successful shuttle trials or are […]

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  • Chicago to expand Smart Lightning Program with 40k LED streetlights

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the start of the next phase of Chicago’s streetlight modernization program, the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP), which includes the installation of an additional 40,000 new LED streetlights in neighborhoods across the City. Chicagoans will save an estimated $100 million over the next ten years thanks to the energy efficiency of […]

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  • High-tech decorative shutters to regulate temperature of buildings

      It looks like a modern decorative shutter, but it’s much more than that. Invented by architect Doris Sung, the Invert shutter is made of metal pieces that curl and flip over in the sun, thus regulating how much light and heat can enter a space. Combining thermobimetal hi-tech and esthetics, these shutters are designed […]

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  • AIA announces the top 10 green buildings for 2019

      St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Frick Environmental Center are among projects honored with the 2019 COTE® Top Ten awards recognizing the integration of design excellence with environmental performance. The program highlights projects that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment’s rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. The COTE® Top Ten Plus designation […]

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  • New high-tech materials could transform construction into a carbon-reducing industry

      Until today, the focus of the building industry as regards sustainability has been on creating green buildings; however, this approach is about to change. According to James Drinkwater, a director at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the industry currently builds the equivalent of a mega-city each month, and the greenhouse gases emitted during […]

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  • San Francisco to power all large commercial buildings with renewable energy by 2030

      San Francisco marked this year’s Earth Day with a bold announcement: by 2030 all the commercial buildings larger than 50,000 sqf  must switch to renewable energy. The plan calls for the City’s largest commercial buildings to procure 100 percent renewable electricity from any of the City’s electricity providers by 2022. Then, starting in 2024, […]

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  • New York City’s Green New Deal announced

      In occasion of the celebration of Earth Day 2019, New York City’s Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, announced an ambitious plan “OneNYC 2050” to make the city ready for the changes and challenges of the 21st century. The aim of the plan is a resilient, modern and carbon-neutral city by 2050. Some of the measures announced […]

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