As Climate Warms, Plants May Demand More Water, Cutting Supplies for People

As climate changes, plants in North America, much of Eurasia, and parts of central and South America will consume more water than they do now, leading to less water for people, according to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience. The research suggests a drier future despite anticipated increases in precipitation in populous parts […]

New York State: Cuomo Signs Measure Enabling Water Authorities To Sue Polluters

A measure that allows public water authorities to file lawsuits against polluters was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law is meant to give public water authorities more power to collect damages when a water supply is found to have been contaminated. State lawmakers and environmental advocates who backed the […]

Can Buildings Produce More Than They Consume? Georgia Tech Thinks So

Welcome to the October 2019 issue of our newsletter about buildings, grounds, and more. Chances are good that your institution has built at least some recent buildings to LEED standards. But a handful of colleges are now setting the bar much, much higher. On Thursday Georgia Tech dedicates its newest building, a $25-million structure designed […]

Rising Up: Defining A Living Design Framework

This article is part of “Rising Up,” a special report first published in the October 2019 issue of Healthcare Design, where sustainability leaders shed light on the top environmental design challenges affecting the industry, their input, and solutions necessary to solve them. Here, Robin Guenther, principal, Perkins and Will (New York), shares her ideas on […]

New Georgia Tech building is dedicated to sustainable design

The university says the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is one of the most sustainable facilities in the Southeast. The Georgia Institute of Technology has dedicated a new building on its Atlanta campus that it says is one of the most sustainable facilities in the Southeast. The university describes the Kendeda Building for Innovative […]