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Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn’t gone away. Many experts are calling for a “green” economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies. Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder The Conversation Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the U.S., compared to 32% for […]

September 17th

More and more homeowners are renovating existing homes to make them net zero energy consumers. Here’s how.

With the world in an unprecedented climate crisis, many of us wonder what we can do as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint. A significant step could begin at home. Energy-conscious retrofits can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of housing without the need to start from scratch By Mark Huninilowycz Ensia In Canada, housing and […]

July 11th

Green building would add 30,000 plants and trees to cityscape

The stunning piece of green building architecture you’re looking at here is called the Rainbow Tree Residential Tower, and its architect claims that, once (if?) built, the 377-foot timber tower would bring more than 30,000 new plants, shrubs, and trees to the skyline of Cebu, Philippines. By Jo Borrás Cleantechnica The building was designed by […]

April 19th

Global Climate Action Summit: Cities, states make Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment

In what is being described as an “unprecedented” level of coordination between corporation and government, a group of 38 businesses, cities, states, and regions have partnered with the World Green Building Council to launch the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment that is intended to signal the start of a leadership movement towards decarbonizing the built […]

September 21st