Green Building

An open-plan layout, like this one at the Cadbury Schweppes office, creates a positive work environment while reducing carbon emissions.

An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions

Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks…
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Shattering Glass Myths: Design for Climate Action

Buildings encased in glass and steel are poor insulators and diminish energy efficiency, yet they are ubiquitous. Smita Chandra Thomas, sustainability consultant and…
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How Modular Construction is Keeping Waste Out of U.S. Landfills

With the rise of modular construction as an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional construction, there is now a sustainable option for keeping…
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Half of U.S. Schools Suffer From Poor Indoor Air Quality

Roughly half of the schools in the United States report issues related to indoor air quality. Addressing this important classroom issue can boost…
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COP21, One Month Later: Tech Innovations for Buildings and Cities

The COP21 agreement, signed one month ago today, is great news for building technology innovators and their customers.
A back-up on Interstate 10 near San Bernardino, California. Traffic jams like this waste hours of productive time each week.

Smart Growth Can Cure California’s Congestion Crisis

New research shows smart growth can cure California's congestion crisis while creating billions in economic and environmental benefits.
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Bikes, Tech, Politics and Passion: A Path To Sustainable Transport

The Thames Deckway in London is envisioned as a robust and steady floating cycle and pedestrian pathway, with less obvious integration of renewable…
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Study: Buildings With Cleaner Air Make You Smarter

A study just published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked a building’s indoor air quality directly to its…
Santa Clara University's CITRUS House.

College Students Living Sustainably

At CITRUS (Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability) House, students from Santa Clara University are practicing a cooperative and eco-friendly lifestyle.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

People Are Turning to Green Building After Storms

With climate change cementing its hold on our planet, we are seeing stronger storms. That mean's it's time to get smarter about green…
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Portland’s Clean Diesel Initiative Builds New Specs for Green Construction

What do you get when you put a real estate developer, a large neighborhood association, a state environment agency and a whole lot…
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CSR Wins Customers And Sells Products

A Nielsen survey conducted this week points to exploding consumer interest in buying healthy, green products.
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Japan Smart Cities Project Wraps Up With Impressive Results

Smart cities are expected to be an $8 trillion market by 2030, with primary sectors including energy, public service, home network, and healthcare.…
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Saving Water in Hospitality

There are a number of reasons that the hospitality industry should be at the forefront of reducing water usage. For starters, it would…
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The High Cost of Poor Indoor Air

Is your indoor air quality lowering productivity and hurting your bottom line? Studies indicate that it might.