Green / solar roofs coming to France
France approved updated building rules that require new buildings in commercial zones to have either green roofs or be covered in solar panels. Under USGBC's LEED rating program, green roofs / and solar panels can net you at least 2 points in LEED v4. Read the full article here.
Global flood toll to triple by 2030
From Ampajen's Denver home base at 5,280 feet above sea level, you might think that Colorado need not worry about flooding. In 2013, we were proven wrong with the worst flooding in state history. Whether you agree or disagree about the causes of climate change, the fact is more people are in more peril due to more violent (and more frequent) storms. What's the solution? It's a combination of smart development, reducing (or eliminating development) in flood prone areas, prepar
Affordable, reliable, clean energy? It's possible (and it must be)
Providing energy that is reliable and affordable - and with least impact to the environment - is one of the biggest issues and opportunities of the 21st Century. England is pursuing a path of carbon reduction strategies including smart technology to reduce peak demand. Private sector innovation is a key component of a governmental / regulatory approach of "sticks and carrots" for the energy industry.