July 2, 2015

First, there were green roofs - roofs that included plants as a part of design to reduce urban runoff and the heat island effect.  The ideas around green roofs have advanced to now include "food roofs" where urban agriculture can play double duty to also include greenh...

May 29, 2015

Today's rapidly changing demographics is supporting a major shift in office space. Gone are the days of cubical farms, and welcome to the era of shared office space.

 

Bloomberg reports on one of the shared spaces in New York called WeWorks.

 

Before you change your office...

April 29, 2015

If you have gone through a LEED O+M certification or recertification, you probably know that reducing lighting energy usage is a top goal.  Proper daylighting during initial building design helps, as well as occupancy sensors for a building of any age.

 

New Yo...

April 6, 2015

The City of Denver recycles only 14% of its waste -- well below the rate of other major American cities.  What if Denver could divert waste so homes could be heated by waste?  

 

The Swedes have seemingly perfected the "waste to energy" with what they call...

March 3, 2015

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...

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