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[France] No more stops to install green rooftops

[France] No more stops to install green rooftops

Sorry, this entry is only available in Français.

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Floating Buildings Spread to Asia and the United States

Floating Buildings Spread to Asia and the United States

As city real estate space becomes increasingly difficult to find, people are turning towards rivers and oceans and creating their own floating living spaces. These amphibious houses are built on...

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Oakland towards Circular Metabolism and Zero Waste

Oakland towards Circular Metabolism and Zero Waste

Like an economy, a city is more or less a human body: it has inputs, outputs, and a central, circular flow. Its metabolism is measured by whether it processes its resources in a linear or circular...

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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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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)

English version soon available. We offer you to check the French version from now.

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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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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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Green building: Ecobatiment sets the example, from straw insulation to green roofs

Green building: Ecobatiment sets the example, from straw insulation to green roofs

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

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