The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio can be the take-off for the next industrial revolution driven by business and civil society. The conference can mark a change in leadership from a political top down process to a bottom up movement.
Three years into the full activity of the station, it can confidently be said that the Princess Elisabeth is the model for adaptable construction and smart design. A model that is as easily applied to an expansive lab facility as it is to life in more temperate climates.
How would you approach manufacturing today considering the numerous challenges we face in creating a more sustainable world? In the midst of a global water crisis, we asked the question: what would happen if we took the water out of our jeans manufacturing process?
I asked top green business executives, experts and political leaders, who are speaking at the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit in NYC, what they think is most encouraging as well as what they think is most frustrating about the state of sustainability.
In just a decade, sustainable design has gone from obscurity to the international spotlight. This year, a series of sustainable design competitions across the globe are set to keep it front and center.
I know many successful boomers who are now moping around their 8 to 12,000-foot monuments to capitalism. But has America's long-standing love affair with this type of -- not very green -- home finally run its course?
Architecture of truly green buildings must incorporate a range of professionals including economists, biologists, chemists, and a range of social-science experts such as demographers, anthropologists and geographers.