California’s Net Zero Energy Building Mandate To Reshape US Construction Industry


Source: Clean Technica 19 April 2014
California’s Net Zero Energy Building Mandate To Reshape US Construction Industry

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2020...

Future Megacities


Source: Vimeo 17 April 2014
Future Megacities

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

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities


Source: South China Morning Post 17 April 2014
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement...

Smart building projects to boom in 2018


Source: Silicon Angle 17 April 2014
Smart building projects to boom in 2018

In a recent report by the IDC Energy Insights, titled the Global Smart Buildings Forecast, researchers set out to determine the business value...

Urban Density and Sustainability


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Urban Density and Sustainability

Urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important aspect of how cities function. Many modern urban...

IBM end-to-end security for smart grids


Source: IBM 17 April 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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The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges


Source: The Energy Collective 17 April 2014
The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges

There are many disconnects and dysfunctions in the multifamily real estate market that are beyond the ability of renters or property owners alone...

Archive Global: fighting disease with low-tech, low-cost home design


Source: The Guardian 16 April 2014
Archive Global: fighting disease with low-tech, low-cost home design

Carving out windows for cross ventilation, replacing dirt floors with concrete – these housing design strategies might seem like obvious ways...

UK Announces £1bn for Three New Garden Cities


Source: Sustainable Cities 16 April 2014
UK Announces £1bn for Three New Garden Cities

The UK government has announced that it wishes to see three new garden cities built in the south of England. It has pledged £1 billion of funding...

Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help


Source: The Guardian 15 April 2014
Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help

Stop investing in dirty fossil fuels and rapidly shift to renewable energy to prevent dangerous climate change – this was the message from Sunday's...

The really hot poop on composting toilets: It can heat your house


Source: TreeHugger 15 April 2014
The really hot poop on composting toilets: It can heat your house

During a lively twitter discussion about composting toilets, Nick Grant of Elemental Solutions, a British passivhaus consultancy, posted...

How Cities Can Be Designed to Help — or Hinder — Sharing


Source: Shareable 15 April 2014
How Cities Can Be Designed to Help — or Hinder — Sharing

Centuries before someone first uttered the words “sharing economy,” the steady rise of cities embodied both the principles and promise...

The chasm between business academics and development academics


Source: The Guardian 15 April 2014
The chasm between business academics and development academics

During my Master's degree, I was inspired by the words of Kofi Annan at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg...

Customer Focussed Utilities


Source: IBM 14 April 2014
Customer Focussed Utilities

Two recent IBM research reports, Plugging in the Consumer: Innovating Utility Business Models for the Future, and...

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Smart buildings: Tatung in endless pursuit of sustainable, eco-friendly management


Source: DigiTimes 14 April 2014
Smart buildings: Tatung in endless pursuit of sustainable, eco-friendly management

Depleting energy sources, climatic changes and rising power prices have highlighted the importance of energy savings and carbon reductions...

Plan Sampler for Small Houses Under 1000 Square Feet


Source: Sustainable Cities 13 April 2014
Plan Sampler for Small Houses Under 1000 Square Feet

A lengthening list of people are interested in building small houses, not big ones. With today’s world population at 7.221,475,940 people...

Energy efficiency start-ups offered £20,000 to curb London's thirst for power


Source: BusinessGreen 12 April 2014
Energy efficiency start-ups offered £20,000 to curb London's thirst for power

Small businesses have just one week left to submit their ideas for innovative new technologies that can help curb electricity use in London at peak...

Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities


Source: Post Carbon Institute 11 April 2014
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...

Living in a Smart City: Chattanooga, TN


Source: YouTube 11 April 2014
Living in a Smart City: Chattanooga, TN

The only one Gigabit broadband service in the United States for residential and business customers is now available citywide in...

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


Source: IBM 10 April 2014
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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The IBM Start Summit 2012


Source: IBM 10 April 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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