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Richard Branson and the Indian government are offering $3 million to reinvent air conditioning

AJ Willingham, CNN Summary It's pretty obvious that air conditioning is a necessary technology. Living in stifling heat isn't just uncomfortable, it's dangerous, which makes the fact that air conditioning is bad for our environment a difficult pill to swallow. After all, you can't just give...


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Empower Stresses Contributing for Sustainable Development by Adopting District Cooling Solutions With Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Applications

Press Release, Empower, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has urged key urban developers around the world and the most influential individuals in the construction sector, on the importance of...


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Empower to serve 45,000 RT district cooling services to Deira Waterfront Project

Press Release, Empower Dubai, UAE, 26 November 2018: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, and Ithra Dubai LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), signed an MOU to provide Deira...


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A (bio)massive achievement: New AG campus energy plant a North American first

Ryan McNutt, Dal News Summary Dal’s Agricultural Campus has its sights set on being completely carbon neutral — a goal highlighted at the opening of the new Biomass Energy Plant, which celebrated its grand opening Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). The renewed plant and district energy system, a $26...


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Cities of the future: the ultimate design challenge

UN Environment Summary With two-thirds of people expected to live in cities by 2050 and with urban areas accounting for 70 per cent of the emissions that are propelling the planet into a climate unknown, the challenge is both clear and urgent: cities must be reimagined. “We...


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Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

Luke Margolis, TAPinto.net Summary Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability. ...


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Plans for clean energy system

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary Dunedin is planning its next major infrastructure development - a clean energy centre to pump hot water across the central city for heating. The project would involve work to lay a reticulation system throughout the central city, meaning more torn...


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A Democrat Ran on Climate Change in a Republican Stronghold - and Won

Emily Atkin, The New Republic Summary Sean Casten's win in Illinois's 6th Congressional District is a lesson for the Democratic Party. If Sean Casten had talked about climate change once during his campaign, that would have been more than most Democrats running for Congress. But Casten...


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Incremental Livable - An A\J Q&A with Gordon Harris

Alternatives Journal Summary What happens when a group of urban planners attempt to create a living model of a walkable, energy-efficient and sustainable community at a scale applicable to the country’s largest cities? You get UniverCity , a groundbreaking initiative of urban planner...


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MEP Awards 2018: BuroHappold wins sustainable project award

MEP Middle East Summary BuroHappold Engineering won the 2018 Sustainable Project of the Year award for Louvre Abu Dhabi. Gavin Loy, associate director, BuroHappold Engineering, said: “I am very honoured to accept the award on behalf of Burohappold. We played a small part in the overall scale...