Rethinking investment in urban resilience

Cities today face many competing demands. They must ensure enough food and water to sustain growing populations, plan to adapt and mitigate impacts of climate change, and build attractive urban centres. Financing projects in cities to develop their resilience is no easy task. Many banks, financiers and private companies have trouble investing in supportive measures […]

From Grey to Blue: How Architecture Plays a Role in a Water-Wise World

A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time they abdicated their role in designing water infrastructures at the district and city scale. In a context of climate change and […]

Ecological architecture (principles)

The philosophy of sustainable development applied to architecture focuses on the design and construction of environment-friendly buildings. By extension, once the building has been completed, it also focuses on the health and well-being of the users, as well as the quality of life of neighboring communities. The ecological architecture strives to implement clean technologies, minimize […]

Ecovie Potable Rainwater System Up and Running at Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building

Atlanta – Georgia Tech is leading the US and in particular the southeast US in demonstrating innovative green building.  The recent completion of its Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design seeks full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification and is truly a jewel of innovative design. Ecovie has helped meet LBC Water Petal certification for this project by providing rainwater system design […]

Wastewater Basics

First, a quick primer on wastewater types: Graywater comprises wastewater from sinks, dishwashers, drinking fountains, showers, and laundry facilities. In commercial settings, cooling-tower blowdown and water used for cleaning equipment may also fall into this classification. Graywater does not include water that might have come into contact with fecal matter. It may be subdivided into […]

Melting Glaciers: Effects & Causes

Things around us are constantly changing and developing. In the next 30 years we will see so many technological advances, constructions and inventions that will for sure make our lives easier than what we are experiencing now and definitely easier than what are ancestors living in their caves had experienced. However what would happen if […]