Category Archives: Green Building

Arab Future Cities Summit Next Month

Smart Solutions For Sustainable Cities The Middle East’s premier smart cities event will take place April 13 and 14, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar. In its 4th year running, the event will attract over 300 senior level executives … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Mosques Go Solar

All 6,000 Mosques In Jordan Will Run On Solar Energy As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardens Help Mexico City Fight Air Pollution

Plants Cleaning The Air, Sheltering Buildings In a sheltered corner of one of the greatest megacities on Earth, there is a place where lizards careen around tree trunks, butterflies drink nectar from vermillion flowers and hummingbirds whisk the heavy air … 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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Can Dallas Lead Texas To Greener Pastures?

Sustainability Makes Business Sense In Texas An updated set of standards in Dallas will ensure that city officials aren’t the only ones concerned with green building. This month the city mandated that all residential and commercial projects must meet the … Continue reading

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Sustainability Incubator Formed For Smaller Cities

Resources For Sustainable Cities While there are lots of incubators for startup companies to help them get their businesses off the ground, for the first time there’s an incubator that helps cities learn how to implement sustainability initiatives. Portland State … 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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MGM Resorts Betting On Solar System

In Las Vegas, everything is on a grander scale, so it should come as no surprise the gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world’s largest rooftop solar systems. NRG Energy last week announced … Continue reading

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Sports World Tackling Climate Change

By Allen Hershkowitz As I listened to President Obama present his important plan to meaningfully reduce the carbon we spew into the atmosphere each day, (and stimulate new jobs in doing so), I was struck by how far along on … 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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