Three Good Things

Old-fashioned heating: A study by Avis Devine of the University of Guelph and Nils Kok of Maastricht University combines three of my favorite topics. The short version: green buildings perform better economically because tenants like them, to the point where it makes sense to retrofit (Greenify? Begreen?) existing buildings. Green building, adaptive reuse, and good economics make for …

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Sustainability of Various Types

A number of trees grow in Brooklyn… There’s an interesting interview with Sarah Wigglesworth, an English architect, here. In the space of two or so pages, she touches on a number of important topics, including equality in the workplace and university, green building, and neighborhood sustainability. That last item is the one that caught my eye, …

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Heavy Reading On Cities And Climate

The Empire State Building, being less wasteful of energy than it might appear, as photographed by Anthony Quintano: Cities are largely seen as profligate with energy and produce the majority of the world’s greenhouse gasses, but the issue is more complicated than that. Cities produce so much pollution because that’s where industry is and because in many …

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