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BioSkin Facade Wins Tall Building Innovation Award

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough


BioSkin facade, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). ... Read More


Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service are collaborating with building owners in Houston to find ways to build and maintain green roofs for energy savings. (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips)

R.K. Pachauri: India Urgently Needs “Green Buildings”

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Nicholas Brown

R.K.Pachauri, an internationally acclaimed environmentalist who chaired the IPCC, said that India urgently needs more green buildings, an especially radical departure from conventional building design. He said: “There has to be radical departure in the construction ... Read More



Sean Cochrane; Sustainable Expert

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Jennifer Shockley

Entrepreneurs are what gives the rest of mankind the hope that they can dream and accomplish anything they set their mind to. Sean Cochrane is a name that has become synonymous  with sustainability in entrepreneurship. He ... Read More


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Strength Tests & Simulated Earthquakes in Reno

Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

 Meet the Earthquake Engineering Lab at University of Nevada, Reno. Engineers report a concrete bridge spanning 70 feet has survived an ongoing series of simulated earthquakes. We salute this kind of research. Structural tests like these ... Read More

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Australia Dumps Carbon Tax

Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

For those looking for international signs of environmental stewardship in addressing the issue of climate change, scratch Australia, “the developed world’s worst polluter,” from the list of champions. Read this report from the BBC:   Australia’s ... Read More

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