New York City LED’s Way With Greener Lighting

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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 biggest retrofit project in the nation. The switch-over is part of PlaNYC, the city’s climate change mitigation

Silver Spring Networks Lightens Load For LED Cities

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 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 lights, traffic signals and signage with higher-efficiency bulbs and technologies, notably LEDs. Such efforts are

Microsoft Hopes To Help Create Sustainable Cities

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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 Worldwide Public Sector, announced the initiative in her keynote at the Toyota Center in downtown

South Korea Will Host World EcoMobility Festival

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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 congestion, as well as the energy and pollution problems associated with urban transportation. This September,

Cisco Teams With Nice, France On Smart City Project

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Nice, the Mediterranean seaside resort and France’s fifth largest city, is embarking on a year-long smart city proof-of-concept. It’s partnering with Cisco and several companies involved with sustainable urban development through an alliance called Think Global. The project, “Connected Boulevard,” is testing multiple applications such as smart parking, waste disposal, lighting efficiency and environmental monitoring.

Performance Data on 60,000 Buildings Now Available

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If you are interested in the energy performance of buildings, you now have an easy place to turn to: the Buildings Performance Database. Launched this week by the U.S. Department of Energy, it makes information on 60,000 residential and commercial buildings free to the public. It enables people to perform statistical analysis on anonymous data

Energy Prize Awards Scheduled For January 2014

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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 week. Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, led the discussion with

Qatar A Sustainability Leader In Middle-East

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Sustainability Assessment System Launched Qatar‘s vision and mission to become the regional capital of green building is becoming a reality with the recent launch of the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) by the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD). Described as the ‘world’s most comprehensive’ sustainability rating system for the built environment, the new GSAS

MentorNet Tapped To Host Greener Cities Network

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eCommerce, Digital Strategists Now Hosting Sustainability Program Greener Cities just announced its new alliance with MentorNet, a leading provider of online commerce and marketing services. The two companies will build the most comprehensive database and network in the world as a resource for sustainable cities. Denver-based MentorNet is now hosting the online portal and developing