SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
How will tomorrow’s perfect eco-home look? With today’s record-low solar costs, it’s a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable energy isn’t the only defining characteristic of a sustainable home, points out Martha Bohm, assistant professor to University at Buffalo’s Department of Architecture.
We’ve come a long way over the last two centuries, and our cities grew with us — from the age of ports, to industrial hubs, to tech giants. Now, a new generation of cities are being born — the smart city. But are they living up to their expectations?
A new collaborative in Los Angeles aims to create “an ocean that will sustain future generations.” And it’s not a pie-in-the-sky concept — it taps into a $1.3 trillion “blue economy” experts say will only continue to grow.
A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.
If Donald Trump gets his way and he builds that wall, or even succeeds in only launching his other immigration ideas, wages across many sectors could rise in the short term. Employment opportunities, however, could shrivel, and the fact is that manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the U.S.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations’ global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.
In their new book, “The Past and Future City,” Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy explore how historical preservation can help pave the way for the sustainable cities of tomorrow.
Despite widespread flooding, torrential rain and even the loss of human life, including dozens in the U.S. alone, many buildings in the Southeast actually withstood the storm quite well. But those who sustained damage are taking notice.
Despite Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation, FL Senate Hopeful Remains Strident Climate Denier
After losing the Republican primary, Marco Rubio is trying to reclaim his former U.S. Senate seat. Given his blatant denial of the risks of climate change, it’s Florida residents and business leaders who will lose out if he wins.
Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture, design, and city planning to empower communities of color and deliver inclusiveness rather than oppression.
Five years ago, Yellowstone National Park launched the Yellowstone Environmental Stewardship (YES!) initiative, a collaborative effort to help Yellowstone become the world’s greenest park. Park officials set bold goals, and business should take notice.
Wastewater doesn’t need to be wasted. In fact, there are many potential uses for a wastewater system that can have a positive impact on your company.