UK clean energy agencies urging MPs to back 'zero-carbon homes


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 27 January 2015
UK clean energy agencies urging MPs to back 'zero-carbon homes

Reducing carbon emissions from newly built homes is much easier, and cheaper, than retrofitting at a later date, proponents claim.

Why London is rubbish at solar


Source: The Guardian 26 January 2015
Why London is rubbish at solar

Lack of political leadership, a mobile population, cramped roof spaces, and the indifference of the rich to energy costs contributes to poor take-up.

Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building


Source: YouTube 26 January 2015
Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

Dubai, better known for its towering skyscrapers is also home to the world's most sustainable commercial building. Hayley Platt takes a look at...

MPs urged to beef up Zero Carbon Homes rules


Source: BusinessGreen 26 January 2015
MPs urged to beef up Zero Carbon Homes rules

Fracking may have grabbed the headlines, but trade bodies are pushing to ensure the debate also addresses new energy efficient building standards.

Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 21 January 2015
Smarter, More Competitive Cities

In our world of seven billion people, the global rural-urban balance of populations has tipped for the first time in favor of cities. About one in...

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Collaborating for a Smarter Grid


Source: IBM 19 January 2015
Collaborating for a Smarter Grid

The world has seen significant political and economic change. The global financial crisis has put economic pressure on the energy and...

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What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India?


Source: SustainableCities 19 January 2015
What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India?

In June 2014, the Government of India announced its ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities across the country.

Future Megacities


Source: Vimeo 15 January 2015
Future Megacities

Cities, particularly emerging megacities in developing and newly industrializing countries...

Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities


Source: Post Carbon Institute 6 January 2015
Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities

TEDx Mission recently invited me to speak at their San Francisco event on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to...

IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation


Source: IBM 6 January 2015
IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation

For the first time ever, most people live in urban areas. In the years to come, the percentage of people living in cities will continue to..

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Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking


Source: IBM 5 January 2015
Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking

Smart grid means automation of the electric power grid, and automation often means computerization, which can create new...

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The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges


Source: IBM 5 January 2015
The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges

The numerous technological innovations needed to enable the smart grid require integrated collaboration between utilities, governments and...

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People for Smarter Cities


Source: IBM 2 January 2015
People for Smarter Cities

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

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Smarter Cities: Bold leadership and engaged communities with IBM's Michael Dixon


Source: IBM 2 January 2015
Smarter Cities: Bold leadership and engaged communities with IBM's Michael Dixon

Cities everywhere are reinventing themselves to better integrate across functions and collaborate with new partners to create and nurture...

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Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office


Source: IBM 2 January 2015
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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TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Top ten sustainable cities stories of 2014


Source: The City Fix 1 January 2015
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Top ten sustainable cities stories of 2014

We’ve been witness to some pretty incredible moments for urban sustainability in 2014. Here's a look back at the top ten stories.

Five New Years' Resolutions for green building


Source: TreeHugger 31 December 2014
Five New Years' Resolutions for green building

The house plans industry has always had a spot on TreeHugger; I have always thought that it was a terrific way for the public to get access to plans.

SMART CITY EXPO 2015


Source: YouTube 30 December 2014
SMART CITY EXPO 2015

The innovative Expo 2015 Smart City of the future will turn every visit into a unique experience. Interactive systems in...

Innovations in Smart Buildings


Source: Texas Instruments 30 December 2014
Innovations in Smart Buildings

In this whiteboard video series, TI innovators address challenges such as energy efficiency and brainstorm innovative ways...

The Ideal City in 2030: How Carbon 'Negative' Cities can Generate the Greatest Positive Impacts


Source: The Energy Collective 30 December 2014
The Ideal City in 2030: How Carbon 'Negative' Cities can Generate the Greatest Positive Impacts

Today, the world’s cities are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and urban populations are expected to continue growing.

2014: The Year Cities Took Center Stage on Sustainability


Source: Sustainable Cities 29 December 2014
2014: The Year Cities Took Center Stage on Sustainability

The dominant trend of 2014 was the growing number of initiatives about the need to give cities more powers to tackle their own affairs.

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