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According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Green Building Materials Market by Product Type and by Application – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014–2022“ the global green building materials market is expected to be $171,475 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2016 to 2022 to reach […]
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies electricity to New York City and surrounding areas. The plant’s two working reactors — which account for roughly 10 percent of the state’s power generation — are slated to go offline in 2020 and 2021, more […]
All of the electric passenger trains running in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by wind. One year ahead of schedule, Dutch railway company NS announced its entire electric train fleet is running on 100-percent wind power as of January 1, 2017, ushering in a new era of green transportation. Renewable energy advocates hope the […]
“Stack Exchange,” the winning entry in the 2016 Timber in the City: Urban Habitats Competition, a student competition exploring wood as an innovative building material. Illustration courtesy of University of Washington A recent annual competition promoted wood as a building material to the next generation of architects. The Timber in the City: Urban Habitats Competition […]
Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. These are the top 5 green building stories in 2016. China’s rapid growth and urbanisation has been fuelling the demand for green buildings across the country. Image: tangi bertin, CC BY 2.0 By Ping […]

The climate situation is not looking good—and that’s an understatement. According to The Guardian, 2016 will be the hottest year on record, and it’s the third consecutive year that has set a new record for the highest temperatures yet. If that fact alone doesn’t compel you to want to get involved with change, on a […]

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a year and reduce instances of sick building syndrome Working in a green building can make you healthier and brainier. Photograph: James Leynse/Corbis/Getty Images People working in green buildings think better in the office and sleep better when they get home, […]

By Mark Deguara, Director, Data Centre Solutions In my previous article a couple of weeks ago, I covered some of the basics around where your data centre might be losing efficiency and how consolidation of your infrastructure can help to fix this. In this new article, we’re going to delve a little deeper into some […]

Internet giant says renewable energy is increasingly lowest cost option and it will not rule out investing in nuclear power. Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”. The internet giant is already the […]

Google recently updated their Earth Timelapse, which reveals the devastating impact human beings had on Earth between 1984 and 2016. From retreating glaciers to sprawling cities, Google Earth Timelapse allows a casual observer to see how much humanity has changed the planet over the last 32 years. While Google Timelapse has been around since 2013, […]

Companies are increasingly looking for circular-economy approaches to design — and use — durable products that can be reused or recycled at end of life. Noble Environmental Technologies says its technology is helping customers do this very thing: recycle their waste streams into new building materials for reuse. And it says it can partner with just […]

by Mark Deguara, Director, Data Centre Solutions People often ask me: “How can I make my data centre more efficient?” It’s a perfectly reasonable question and one I’m quite fit to answer once I have some basic information. What often surprises me though is the lack of visibility that many IT operators have as to […]


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According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Green Building Materials Market by Product Type and by Application – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014–2022“ the global green building materials market is expected to be $171,475 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2016 to 2022 to reach […]
One of the coolest guys in science, Bill Nye is turning his attention to new solar technology that could cut the cost of panels by 60 percent. Rayton Solar has devised a system that cuts Float Zone Silicon, a crucial component of solar panels, with a particle accelerator. Their groundbreaking technique results in less waste […]
They didn’t make it to the top 50 globally, but Dubai and Abu Dhabi were named the most sustainable cities in the Middle East according to a report by Arcadis. The ranking is based on social, environmental and economic subindices. Dubai ranks very high on the Profit Index (4th place), but encounters considerable challenges on the Planet sub-index coming […]
Is it better to re-use, or recycle? As Australia replaces millions of outdated fluorescent lights with LED tubes and LED panels, the amount of mercury going into landfill is cause for concern. Below is a simple solution to reduce landfill, and improve your PR in the process. Fluorescent lighting contains poisonous mercury and should not be sent to landfill. […]