USGBC expands LEED Earth to homes, communities and cities

LEED Earth has enabled the expansion of green building to nearly 200 countries around the world, USGBC says. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced it is expanding LEED Earth—a campaign designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify—to homes, communities […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harvester pulls record amount of drinking water out of thin air

Clean water is all around us, and more literally than you might think – it’s floating around in the air most of the time. Of course, it’s not particularly drinkable in that form, but now researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have found materials that can collect huge amounts of water from […]

The Green-Grey Era – or how we are heading towards the integration of Nature-based solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications are many around the world. However, their cases are often isolated or pilot studies, and the concept of NBS is being shaped, acknowledged and shared only now. NBS upscaling demands for improved knowledge base, the creation of attractive business cases, cross-sectoral and multi-scalar cooperation. Rethinking the way we manage and interact […]