Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Most People Breathing Unhealthy Air

Air Pollution An Extreme Threat To Public Health By Mike Ives, The New York Times The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is … Continue reading

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New York City LED’s Way With Greener Lighting

Big Apple Gets Greener When many people think of New York City, beyond the crowds their image of the city is the lights. Soon, the night skyline will be much whiter because all 250,000 street lights are being switched to LEDs in the … Continue reading

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Washington, DC Aims To Be America’s Sustainability Capital

Build Smart DC Launched To Promote Efficiency, Resiliency These days, the nation’s capital city — and the federal government in particular — is not known for getting things done. But the city itself has bold plans, including Mayor Vincent Gray’s … Continue reading

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Silver Spring Networks Lightens Load For LED Cities

 Energy Efficiency A Bright Move For Everyone By Joel Makower How many technologies does it take to change a city’s light bulbs? That’s a question being addressed, more or less, around the world as major metropolitan areas retrofit their street … Continue reading

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India Schedules Sustainability Summit

Sustainabilty stakeholders in India will convene in New Dehli next month to discuss green buildings and cities. Green Habitat Summit India 2013 is scheduled for August 20-21. The Summit will focus on technologies, strategies, and financial mechanisms that can help … Continue reading

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Microsoft Hopes To Help Create Sustainable Cities

US software giant Microsoft launched a new initiative called CityNext to spur innovation and encourage leaders to create sustainable cities at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference in the US city of Houston on Wednesday. Laura Ipsen, vice president of Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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South Korea Will Host World EcoMobility Festival

Located 30km from South Korea’s capital of Seoul, Suwon is one of the fast-growing Asian cities battling with mounting urban challenges associated with climate change, including road nightmares. But the city is determined to bid farewell to bottle-neck traffics and … Continue reading

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Corporations Share Secrets On Energy Savings

Several corporate leaders, including Kohl’s, HEI Hotels and Resorts, Staples and Walgreens, have volunteered to reduce energy use 20 percent by 2020 as part of a challenge initiated by President Barack Obama. But that’s not the big deal. The big … Continue reading

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Military Report: Fighting Climate Change Top Priority

A new report from the U.S. Center for Naval Analyses and the London-based Royal United Services Institute, two of the NATO alliance’s front-line strategy centers, recommends putting more effort into fighting global warming than securing reliable supplies of fossil fuels. … Continue reading

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Energy Prize Awards Scheduled For January 2014

Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s leading award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, presented a workshop in Sweden this week. The seminar took place on the sidelines of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN) meetings in Stockholm this … Continue reading

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