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Guide des bonnes pratiques de la Semaine Européenne de la Réduction des Déchets

Guide des bonnes pratiques de la Semaine Européenne de la Réduction des Déchets

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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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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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They divided their Energy bill by 10!

They divided their Energy bill by 10!

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With its “active plazas”, PLAZACTIVA gets Chilean towns and people moving

With its “active plazas”, PLAZACTIVA gets Chilean towns and people moving

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Keeping the Pavement Dry: Green Technology to Help NYC’s Struggling Drain System

Keeping the Pavement Dry: Green Technology to Help NYC’s Struggling Drain System

New York City is facing a serious water management crisis. The city’s downpours (45 inches, or 114cm a year ) simply enter the underground sewage system and are then dumped into the nearest body...

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Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

Running on Rainwater: University of British Columbia’s Sustainable Prototype

There’s a new flagship sustainable building in Canada. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the newest building on University of British Columbia’s campus, is a...

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Project Sheet “Ecobâtiment” (Green building)

Project Sheet “Ecobâtiment” (Green building)

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Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Winners of the 3rd Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Announced

Zurich: The Holcim Foundation “encourages innovative approaches to sustainable construction” by awarding $2 millions (USD) every three years to projects that encourage ecological...

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The International Green Construction Code Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The <em>International Green Construction Code</em> Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) has released the 3rd version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The document provides a framework for states and bodies of government who...

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Kirina is Playing For Change

Kirina is Playing For Change

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Singapore’s Urban Farming is a Community Success

While Singapore is mostly known for its urban, service-oriented lifestyle, the country still maintains a small agriculture sector, which covers 3% of Singapore’s land mass. A new addition to...

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In Quebec City, the Urbainculteurs (urban farmers) grow food to make the city more ‘edible’

In Quebec City, the Urbainculteurs (urban farmers) grow food to make the city more ‘edible’

Report available in French only (english version coming soon, thanks for your patience!).

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Is the collective management of water a sustainable solution?

Is the collective management of water a sustainable solution?

"It is often said that people are not able nor can afford to take part in the strategic decisions and in the management process linked with water services. However, many counter-examples show...

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Kothapally (India): a successful model for Collective water management

Kothapally (India): a successful model for Collective water management

“The example of Kothapally, Andhra Pradesh’s rural society in the semi-dry center of India, shows us that the collective management of natural resources, and especially of water, is just...

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