Sustainability

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November 09, 2017

The world’s awareness about the environmental impact of our trash is nothing new. And I am not talking only about generic garbage like plastic, metal or paper. Indeed, specific high-polluting functional products are also being considered.

September 15, 2017

From hurricanes, to wildfires to economic instability, cities need to be prepared for disaster. While cities are actively pursuing sustainability, they also need to pursue resiliency - the ability to bounce back from disruptive circumstances. At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts... read more

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September 08, 2017 | StoragePipe Solutions

Smart Cities have an important role to play in protecting our environment. Now, new technology is helping us to understand how we can better mitigate the impact our day-to-day activities have on the world around us.

September 07, 2017

First Published on Washington, DC, has earned the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) first LEED for Cities Platinum certification, according to WAMU. To qualify for the designation, the District had to set sustainability objectives and then submit data to the nonprofit USGBC showing how it... read more

September 07, 2017

The UN's' 11th Sustainable Development goal (SDG) is to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The essential context for this goal is the extraordinary demographic revolution now underway, with ever more people living in cities. By the year 2050, the estimated world's urban... read more

August 16, 2017

Tweaking chlorine levels or even knowing where the next possible waterline break will be in Bellevue, Wash., could get a lot easier once the city completes a new smart city application to address water quality. Bellevue is developing a "smart city dashboard" to synthesize and highlight key... read more

August 09, 2017

It's not enough for the country's most advanced and sophisticated cities to be at the forefront of technological innovation with "smart" parking meters or informational kiosks. They also need to be sustainable and show an ability to preserve natural areas, according to Anil Ahuja, an engineering... read more

June 14, 2017

At the Movin'On summit in Montréal, Michelin unveiled its visionary new tire concept. Made from bio-sourced and biodgredable material, this concept combines the wheel and the tire into a single component. As the video below shows, though, the advances don't stop there.

June 05, 2017

Smart cities must be sustainable in order to survive. Sustainability is a key component of a truly smart city. If you add connectivity to a city without any connection to sustainability issues, you haven't really created a smart city. To be truly innovative, a city needs to consider elements... read more

April 26, 2017

An increasing number of cities and building developers are looking at the concept of microgrids as a means of achieving a more localized, efficient and resilient energy generation mix. 

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