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From Private to Public in Nairobi’s Green Roof Usage

From Private to Public in Nairobi’s Green Roof Usage

Sustainable construction usually begins with public or non-profit initiatives (as Terristorias covered with its report about Ecobatiment) and is then geared towards private investments and...

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Upgrading the Empire State Building: a success story for energy efficiency

Upgrading the Empire State Building: a success story for energy efficiency

In 2009, the Empire State Building underwent a two-year retrofit of its 6,500 windows and upgraded its automated energy system. The glazed windows will reduce heating costs and the monitoring...

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Combining Sustainability and Esthetics: no compromises in the Sheikh Zayed Learning Center

Combining Sustainability and Esthetics: no compromises in the Sheikh Zayed Learning Center

The Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort is a theme park (including a desert zoo dedicated to preserving Arabian wildlife. The establishment offers standard animal exhibits and tours, but wanted a...

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Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

This question was asked by the U.S.-based Architecture 2030 firm when it realized the construction industry had the tools, talent pool and technology to achieve this. Its founder, Edward Mazria,...

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Hanover Messe: Metropolitan Solutions to Energy Issues

<em>Hanover Messe</em>: Metropolitan Solutions to Energy Issues

Hanover Messe 2012 is a long-running German convention dedicated to showcasing industrial technology and solutions to environmental and energy problems. An ever-growing problem was highlighted in...

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