The design hotels pushing towards a more eco-friendly future

It wasn’t too long ago that hotels could collect praise for adopting LED lights and ditching plastic straws. But in this time of climate strikes and carbon offsets, travelers have become more aware – and critical – of the environmental impact made by the hotels they book. With eco-friendly straws and reusable water bottles now […]

EPA Proposes Tougher Rules to Monitor Runoff at Transportation Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed changes aimed at expanding and strengthening its permitting authority to regulate activities at motor freight transportation facilities, and other industrial sectors, that are often exposed to stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff may discharge pollutants into nearby bodies of water or storm sewer systems. The agency said the […]

For a rainy day: Amsterdam plans to make new buildings catch rainwater

New build projects in Amsterdam would be forced to capture the first 60mm of rainfall thanks to proposals currently under public consultation. The city, which today launches a ‘roadmap’ charting its way to becoming climate neutral, is also concerned about how the built environment absorbs ever-increasing rainfall. A proposal, submitted in February, suggests that new […]

OPINION: Tucson’s admirable water conservation efforts

About a year ago, part of the Santa Cruz River had flowing water for the first time in around 80 years. The effects of returning water to a system like the Santa Cruz can greatly benefit riparian wildlife, plants and communities near the water. You may ask, how is it that in such an arid place […]

Southeast’s greenest building opens at Georgia Tech

By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2019 When philanthropist Diana Blank saw the completed Kendeda Living Building on Georgia Tech’s campus earlier this month, it took her breath away. “The way it turned out is beyond my expectations,” Blank said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. […]

Water Conservation for Future Generation

Saving water saves lives. Since water is essential for life itself, we need to conserve it for future generation. Nowadays, we use and misused water much than what we need. Everyone must know that it is our primary duty to learn the importance of it and how easy it would be to take action now […]