• 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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  • 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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