Good Design Is Sustainable

1 week 5 days ago
Good landscape design is intrinsically sustainable. While a certain level of ecological sustainability may be achieved by adhering to a checklist of environmental best practices, long-term sustainability is achieved by engaging broader cultural, economic, and socio-economic goals. It’s now widely recognized that city dwellers tend to live a less wasteful and more energy-efficient lifestyle than those who live in the suburbs or rural areas.

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The Dirt

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

1 week 6 days ago
Pittsburgh's tallest building, the US Steel Tower, has recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification. The accomplishment is the result of a strategic effort to retrofit the building with new controls, lighting and HVAC equipment, and other improvements. The US Steel Tower is one of the largest and oldest office buildings in the world to earn ENERGY STAR certification, the US EPA's designation for commercial buildings ranking high in energy efficiency.

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Renewable energy on the rise, but WTE has stalled

2 weeks 3 days ago
Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S., but waste-to-energy (WTE) is not part of that growth according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy's new 2017 "factbook" produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No new financing was reported for WTE technologies in 2016 and no new facilities were built last year.

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Waste Dive
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