Jul 19 2019
Photograph from: inhabitat.com
There is no better way to beat heat than to head to the nearest beach! But you should avoid doing that if you live in Mississippi. That´s because all 21 of the state’s beaches have been shut down for swimming due to a blue-green harmful algal bloom (HAB), according to the Mississippi Department […]
Jul 08 2019
Saving materials from the scrap heap
1.The “Aviator’s Villa,” is a high-end example of this approach in the U.S. It is a home in New York designed by Urban Office Architecture and built from salvaged airplane parts. It is the very definition of biophilic, as it incorporates sweeping views of sky, trees and the lake below.
Jul 08 2019
Where countries are unable to control fertility rates and urbanization continues apace – within 35 years more than 100 cities will have populations larger than 5.5 million people. By 2100, say the authors, the world’s population centers will have shifted to Asia and Africa, with only 14 of the 101 largest cities in Europe or […]
Jul 01 2019
Finally, the falling cost of renewables in the US and a drastic drop in the popularity of coal have led to the renewables generating more electricity than coal for the first time ever.
April was a favorable month for renewables, with low energy demand and an uptick in wind generation. This means that coal may once […]
Jun 10 2019
It’s impossible to deny that the climate crisis is now and is here.
We have now added our own society to the endangered list. It’s clear that climate change isn’t only an issue for future generations: It’s ours to face today. But there are a few reasons to keep hope and optimism. There’s a new […]
Jun 10 2019
The U.S. Green Building Council has certified over 101.5 million square feet of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings in San Francisco. A globally recognized symbol of achievement in sustainability.
Look at some of San Francisco’s greenest buildings. Having received the LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible rating, these sustainable builds are leading the […]
Jun 05 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now pervasive in all aspects of our lives as citizens, employees, consumers, and social beings. This new class of software technology has the potential to completely rewrite the world economic order. Its impact can already be seen in homes, businesses and political processes, and it promises to transform everything from healthcare […]
Jun 03 2019
Photograph: Deirdre Hamill/AP
Anthem born out of a virgin desert. Its shops, restaurants, schools and 30,000 population wouldn’t be possible without the Colorado river, 300 miles away. That river is drying up and the heat keeps going up above 37C (98F).
Twenty years ago, Anthem sprung out of virgin desert, a community “masterplanned” from scratch with […]
Jun 03 2019
Green Buildings and Certified B Corporations are valuable tools for businesses that are looking to attract and retain young talent, and together have the opportunity to transform the economy into one that is better for the people, society and the natural environment upon which our quality of life depends.
Our chairman of the board – Jorge […]
May 21 2019
Join us for an informative presentation by Jorge Lopez on the successful and challenging efforts to build green in Mexico. A passive ventilated space, designed within a building science scheme offers great opportunities and challenges to comply with both the required indoor air quality and a low energy use required to achieve a LEED v4 […]