Dic 02 2020
Several consumer psychologists designed a study around these questions, in an effort to determine whether or not explaining to people what their recyclables are transformed into would help boost recycling rates.
Recycling rates are abysmal in the United States. An estimated 75% of U.S. packaging is recyclable, but only 30% actually gets put in the right place. (Of […]
Dic 01 2020
Sustainable businesses actually perform better than typical businesses. According to Unilever, consumers are showing a preference for companies that are better for the world, and this tendency is increasing.
In today’s global ecosystem, sustainability is non-negotiable. Sustainable businesses see each focus of their triple bottom line — people, planet, and profits — as a priority, and they […]
Nov 06 2020
It wasn’t very long ago that sustainability reporting was perceived as a corporate backwater. The fruits of the labors of sustainability professionals producing such reports were seen as a dense thicket of data, often presented with insufficient context, or a glossy PR tool used to placate investors, activists and others.
Now, they’re ubiquitous. Some 90 percent […]
Nov 06 2020
We’d been watching the real-world risks of climate change looming and growing across the United States and around the world. And the costs, financially and otherwise, are quickly becoming untenable.
Lately, a steady march of searing heat, ruinous floods, horrific wildfires, unbreathable air, devastating hurricanes and other climate-related calamities has been traversing our screens and wreaking […]
Nov 06 2020
A new initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Here are five curated sessions featuring over 50 speakers, activists, actors, and musicians, sharing science-backed and practical ideas, combined with moments of wonder, inspiration, and optimism. Presented by TED and Future Stewards.
The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by […]
Jul 13 2020
Awards recognize projects, builders and developers committed to creating healthy, sustainable homes
Guadalajara, Mexico – (July 14, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Iconia Cubos Luxury Living is a LEED Homes Awards recipient in the Outstanding Multifamily category and was voted Project of the Year. The awards recognize LEED-certified residential projects that […]
Jul 09 2020
Experts believe that the coronavirus is transmitted by person-to-person contact and by contact with virus-laden droplets expelled by an infected person’s coughing and sneezing. Coughs and sneezes certainly suggest “airborne” to most people, but such droplets travel only about 6 feet before falling out of the air and settling on surfaces.
Hefferman concludes that “as far […]
Jun 08 2020
The Tower at PNC Plaza is a 32- story office building. The design of this building set a new standard for sustainable skyscrapers, devising an innovative, low-energy strategy to heat and cool the building. From its one-of-a-kind, breathable double skin to its innovative workplace strategy, the LEED® Platinum-certified tower drives building performance to new levels.
Jun 08 2020
Many choose the place they live based on the proximity to where they work, balancing affordability with lifestyle choices. If, following the COVID-19 crisis, people are going to work much more from home, what does this mean for cities?
1. Workplace environment – demands to continue working from home will lead to re-thinking office space.
Post the […]
May 05 2020
Working from home, with our office in Amsterdam closed, UNStudio’s Futures team is taking this time to reflect on the impacts this extended crisis will have on urban life-as-a-we-know-it. We realise that, when it comes to spatial planning and design, now is the time to take stock. What essential services, systems, and infrastructures must we […]