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Infographic: Why Build Green?

The advantages of building green – Humanity is now predominantly an urban species. Our impact on the natural world through the built environment is a key driver of sustainability. Between 35 and 40 percent of manmade greenhouse gas emissions, nearly 40 percent of energy consumption and 12 percent of water consumption come from our buildings. While there are obvious environmental benefits to…

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Infographic: The High Cost of Hurricanes

The Cost of Hurricanes The past ten years has seen a spike in catastrophic hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, causing  more than $300 billion of  damage and displacing, over 2000 deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Cities along the eastern seaboard and Gulf states are becoming more vulnerable to future large hurricanes. According to Weather.com, cities such as…

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Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

We’ve been focusing lately on sea level rise. Most recently we’ve featured the work of John Englander, oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street. Englander’s approach is to emphasis the reality of current and projected sea level rise without the ideological baggage attached to much of the mainstream media’s narrative of climate change – both left and right. This is one…

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Infographic: Why Build Green?

This infographic from Green Building Canada displays the many advantages of adopting green building practices for new buildings and retrofitting old ones. At first we may only think of “green building” in terms of environmental benefits, but it goes far beyond that. From lowered energy bills and increased resale value to a healthier environment, both indoors and outdoors, green building is…

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Infographic: Vehicle Recycling – How Green is It?

The process of vehicle recycling A typical car or truck is made up of thousands of parts, all composed of hundreds of different materials. What happens to all those parts and materials when a vehicle is recycled? How green is it in the end? There’s good news and bad news.

The Future of the Smart City

Infographic: Energy Harvesting – The Future Smart City

The possibilities of energy harvesting in the smart city of the future Source: Sagentia

Green Cities

Infographic: Green Cities

Finally, the world appears to be waking up to the realization that Mother Nature needs some TLC. But while it’s going to take the collective effort of the entire world to make a real difference, highly populated metropolitan areas are naturally the best place to concentrate the most forward-thinking and technically savvy green initiatives. This infographic from HouseTrip explores which cities are…

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