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Bhavini Patel

Emma Stewart spoke about the “City-Company Nexus” at CDP’s Spring Workshop, hosted by Google. She highlighted the corollaries she observes between new corporate sustainability practices and those emerging among cities. She also pointed to a case study of a collaboration between a public company and city government:  Washington DC.  

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Bhavini Patel

Four Ways CEOs are Inspiring Mayors on Climate Action Emma Stewart, April 4, 2016, with Katie Walsh, Cities Program Manager, CDP   Over thousands of years humans have built and settled in what we now call cities, and over the years some of those cities flourished as others perished. Many that perished believed that climate

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Jonathan Rowe

After two weeks of negotiations in Paris, on Saturday, more than 190 countries approved a major global agreement to address climate change. It’s a big deal. Leading up to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka COP21), the global business community rallied to show a deep commitment to battling climate change. Companies worth billions of

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Guest Author

By Ralph DiNola, CEO of New Buildings Institute   I love movies where life as we know it will end unless someone can stop the massive meteor, or other catastrophe, from imploding the Earth. Everybody freaks out until some unlikely hero emerges with a risky, but innovative idea to save the day. The risk typically

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By Ralph DiNola, CEO of the New Buildings Institute   I had the honor recently of addressing members of Congress on opportunities for “reinventing” existing buildings to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and productivity. The morning briefing was hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy. Why existing buildings? Here are the stats: There are

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Jonathan Rowe

Big Data. The Internet of Things. Smart everything. The Next Industrial Revolution. Cloud computing. The Information Age! Do catchy phrases like these perk you up a bit? That’s normal. But “Information is not knowledge,” said Einstein, in an equally catchy way. And if you agree with him, you’re also not surprised why data science is

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Jonathan Rowe

Saving so much on transportation and the ability to use cleaner materials sounds like it should make it a no-brainer, but is it so simple?   3-D printing is going mainstream. It’s already become an incredibly useful tool for rapid prototyping in the manufacturing world, and now it’s moving into the world of buildings. A

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Emma Stewart

Despite centuries of city-making, until very recently we have used the same ancient tools to describe these infrastructure projects – or at least their geometry. Only thirty years ago, with the age of personal computing, could we convert those drawings into models that were better descriptors, but this did not curb the hyper-specialization of design

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Jonathan Rowe

With the built environment accounting for roughly a third of all global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s clear that a meaningful path towards climate change reversal must focus on reducing the environmental burden linked to the structures we inhabit, both new and existing. Recognizing this truth, it’s not surprising there’s so much interest in net-zero energy buildings

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