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The Marcus Wallenberg Prize – MWP

Rewarded for research on cross-laminated timber The Marcus Wallenberg Prize – MWP - Oct 07, 2019 07:55 CEST –The appreciation is a highlight for me, says...

A sustainable source of water

Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s eight-step process includes flocculation and sedimentation, ozone contact, biologically active filtration, granular activated carbon contractors, ultraviolet disinfection, chlorine contact, chemical...

Breaking convention with wood offices

Wood framing creates inspirational work environments that are code-compliant, cost effective, and sustainable. Great solutions often lie beyond convention. Consider that most offices in the...

Designing for sustainability

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s...

Washington, D.C. named first LEED Platinum city in the world

Washington, D.C., was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world. Mayor Bowser was presented this honor by Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures.

US consumer spending on energy plummets in 2016

American consumers spent less than 4 percent of their total annual household spending on energy in 2016, the smallest share ever recorded by the U.S. government, a new study finds.

US Water Alliance releases report charting new path for managing water across the country

The US Water Alliance released its One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource as a guide for changing the way water is managed in America.

Report offers roadmap to help U.S. cities become more sustainable

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a roadmap and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability, measurably improving their residents’ economic, social, and environmental well-being.
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