Sustainability

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. 

April 12, 2017

When it comes to energy and environmentally friendly buildings, no way of keeping score is more familiar than LEED, the venerable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and rating system. The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first version of LEED in... read more

April 05, 2017

The urban environment is getting more sentient, changing how we go about our daily lives. How could the digital revolution could change the world of resources?

March 30, 2017

AT&T has expanded its Smart Cities program by partnering up with the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) - a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas - to launch the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab.

February 17, 2017

One New Jersey nonprofit is putting a green spin on the civic tech competition. Sustainable Jersey recently launched Coding for Community, a contest that will pair at least 100 coders, programmers and designers with local municipalities seeking tech solutions to their environmental woes.

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February 07, 2017

We still have a responsibility to prevent the ethical misuse of new technologies, as well as helping make their impact on human welfare a positive one.

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January 30, 2017

Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring.

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January 06, 2017

The smart city concept is not a new one.

December 21, 2016

Chicago Department of Transportation Chicago wants 270,000 fixtures around the city to be LEDs within four years. Chicago is nearing the point of no return procuring a smart lighting system that will convert about 270,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures across the city to LED streetlights over... read more

November 28, 2016

Data is going to fix everything, from managing global computer networks to predicting Aunt Millie's next online knitting-needle purchase, or so we've been told. Now add to the growing roster of data-driven insights: the very air we breathe. That's what San Francisco-based startup BreezoMeter is... read more

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