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Rich get richer, poor get poorer: housing edition

Sustainability is better business – and we can prove it

It's become weirdly fashionable to criticise companies cutting their impact on the environment and implementing more sustainable practices as insufficient.<p>A recent piece by Charles Eisenstein claimed: "Let's be honest: real sustainability may not make business sense."<p>That's just wrong. More than 50 …

Sustainability

What we can learn from the world’s greenest buildings

For two years, my colleague, architect Ulf Meyer, and I worked on a book, <i>The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable …

Green Living

Welcome To The Residential Solar Revolution

<b>Solar upstarts like Sunnova will lease you a roof-full of panels for about the same price you pay your old-fashioned electric utility. This has the makings of a solar boom.</b><p>With the loud bang of an exploding transformer the power went out at my house last Friday night. While I think it’s good fun to …

Who Needs LEED? For Truly Sustainable Architecture, See This Exhibit About Building In Antarctica

Antarctica is unlike other continents. Winter temperatures can drop below -125°F, the coldest on the planet, and gale winds often exceed 150 miles per hour. During those sunless months, the continent can double in size as surrounding water freezes. Equally important, nobody owns Antarctica. The …

They really are concrete jungles! Why you’ll never think about cities the same way again

<b>(killahfunkadelic via iStock/Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>While urban development might seem like a blight on the environment, the truth is actually much more complicated<p>Henry Grabar<p>February 23, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Last summer, bird-watchers confirmed the discovery of a new species of bird in …

Green buildings in an urban jungle

Is it possible to live green in a concrete jungle like Bangkok? Does Thailand have policies to stimulate sustainable development? The UN World …

Sustainability

Residential buildings lagging behind offices in green sales

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