Google offers $1,000,000 to shrink solar power inverter technology


Source: Tree Hugger 1 August 2014
Google offers $1,000,000 to shrink solar power inverter technology

Here's your opportunity to change the future of electricity. If you can miniaturize a household-sized power inverter, Google will give you £600,000

People for Smarter Cities


Source: IBM 31 July 2014
People for Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities create and encourage innovation through systems enabled by technology such as open data..

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What are Smarter Buildings


Source: IBM 30 July 2014 Featured
What are Smarter Buildings

There is increasing pressure to reduce costs and run property in a more efficient and sustainable way..

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Exploding Urbanization: A Threat or an Opportunity?


Source: Sustainable Cities 30 July 2014 Featured
Exploding Urbanization: A Threat or an Opportunity?

The underlying causes of mass urbanization are less important today than deciding how we will deal with the enormous environmental strain

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Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office


Source: IBM 29 July 2014
Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office

The difficulties inherent in implementing a typical Program Management Office (PMO) within utilities organizations are...

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Six Ideas for Building a More Resilient New York City


Source: This Big City 29 July 2014
Six Ideas for Building a More Resilient New York City

It’s been almost two years since Superstorm Sandy hit New York City and caused unprecedented chaos. 8.5 million people were left without electricity

Suburban sprawl and bad transit can crush opportunity for the poor


Source: Vox 29 July 2014
Suburban sprawl and bad transit can crush opportunity for the poor

A new post by Danielle Kurtzleben explains the infrastructure considerations that must be in place for transportation to benefit economic mobility

Helsinki Aims to Be Car-Free by 2025


Source: Sustainable Cities 29 July 2014 Featured
Helsinki Aims to Be Car-Free by 2025

Helsinki, Finland, is planning to create a revolutionary “mobility on demand” system by 2025.

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EU Commission Proposes 30% Energy Savings Goal for 2030


Source: The Climate Group 28 July 2014 Featured
EU Commission Proposes 30% Energy Savings Goal for 2030

The European Commission has agreed an increased 30% energy efficiency target for 2030

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The IBM Start Summit 2012


Source: IBM 28 July 2014
The IBM Start Summit 2012

This year's IBM Start Summit 2012 focused on Sustainable Infrastructure. The aim was to take four real infrastructure issues from...

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Building Information Modelling


Source: IBM 25 July 2014 Daily digest
Building Information Modelling

In March 2011, the UK Government mandated a 20 percent saving each year on publicly funded construction projects...

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Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency


Source: Vimeo 25 July 2014 Featured
Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to...

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Bradford schools set to go solar


Source: BusinessGreen 25 July 2014
Bradford schools set to go solar

Bradford Council has become the first local authority in the UK to back plans for its schools to run on solar power...

Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability


Source: The Guardian 24 July 2014 Featured
Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status...

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Let's at least talk about building on London's greenbelt


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Let's at least talk about building on London's greenbelt

Building homes on greenbelt land is not quite the housing crisis solution that dare not speak its name...

The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 22 July 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success


Source: BusinessGreen 22 July 2014
BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

The BBC may have faced criticism in recent weeks for its coverage of climate-related issues, but that has not stopped the corporation forging ahead...

Why Some Modernist Homes Make Bad Neighbors


Source: Sustainable Cities 21 July 2014
Why Some Modernist Homes Make Bad Neighbors

I grew up as an architect loving modernism and its clean lines, its spartan rectilinear shapes and its honesty of materials...

IBM end-to-end security for smart grids


Source: IBM 21 July 2014
IBM end-to-end security for smart grids

The electric grid has been providing reliable electric energy fordecades. Comprising generation, transmission, and...

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Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds


Source: The Guardian 21 July 2014
Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds

Germany is the world's most energy efficient country with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts...

Minimum energy standard for private rented homes


Source: The Green Age 18 July 2014
Minimum energy standard for private rented homes

The UK has one of the oldest stocks of housing in Europe and unfortunately with age comes inefficiency. Older properties, particularly those built...

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