• Self-driving cars could remove 80 percent of New York’s traffic

    Self-driving cars and big data could remove eight out of every ten cars on the streets of New York City, according to architect and engineer Carlo Ratti. “Digital hasn’t really killed physical space. Digital and physical are kind of combining,” he told the audience at WIRED2015. “Bits and atoms coming together with us in the […]

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  • NYC tops list of ‘greenest’ cities in U.S.

    Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked what it considers the 100 greenest cities of 2015, and New York, Portland, OR, San Francisco, Washington and Honolulu ranked highest, while Baton Rouge, LA, and Gilbert, AZ, came in last.   Click Here To View The Full Article

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  • A New Pittsburgh Office Tower Finds an Innovative Way to Broadcast Its Green Credentials

    Yet another building claiming to be the world’s greenest opened at the beginning of this month in Pittsburgh, a city still associated more in the public imagination with its industrial past than futuristic green architecture. The Tower at PNC Plaza, the new corporate headquarters for PNC Bank, might look like just another bank tower from the outside, but it was designed to exceed LEED Platinum certification—the U.S.

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  • How office design can enhance staff productivity

    Have you ever sat in an office reception and felt like you should not have been there in the first place. Perhaps it was too stuffy, or the way the desks were arranged just put you off. On the other hand, have you ever visited an office and never wanted to leave? The cool air, […]

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  • Boston’s super old, super green buildings

    Large luxury apartment buildings are continuing to pop up around Boston – a stark contrast from the historic brownstones and triple-deckers that have been making their mark on the city since its founding. The newcomers are modern and sleek, and many are…   Click Here To View The Full Article

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  • What does ‘going green’ mean to homebuyers?

    Green. Eco-friendly. Sustainable. We all hear those words on a daily basis, and, quite honestly, that’s a good thing. Like many other industries, the homebuilding industry also is headed toward “greener” pastures, offering environmentally-friendly home features like Energy Star® appliances, multi-paned windows, low-flow toilets, reverse…   Click Here To View The Full Article

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  • Millennials embrace LEED

    Being involved in an industry affiliated with opposing political views has helped me see different points of view. But I was always more interested in finding what my friends and co-workers had in common despite our disagreements. Like many millennials, in my civic life and career, I am tired of the strident divisiveness that paralyzes […]

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  • Green Technology: Silicon Valley Set For The World’s Largest Roof Garden

    It may be at the cutting-edge of world technology.
    But for its latest high-profile development Silicon Valley is tackling a more traditional project – overhauling a shopping mall.
    However, as one might expect it will be done with an eye on progress, and will see the construction of the world’s largest roof garden.

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  • GVSU goes green with rainwater-powered sprinklers

    One of the many ways Grand Valley State University continues to maintain its environmentally friendly status is through the use of campus sprinklers, which use rainwater, rather than Allendale Township water.

    James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at GVSU, explained that the “green” sprinklers operate by using rainwater runoff, which is later recycled back through the irrigation system.

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  • Navigating the road to positive-energy buildings

    Green building programs can be credited for bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders that are responsible for the design and operation of the built environment, and creating an informed conversation around the value of holistic building design. Green building rating programs and standards—including the U.S. Green Building Council LEED program (U.S.), Living Building Challenge

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