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Smaller cities can be smarter cities

Skyscrapers in Shanghai and the tall tours of Dubai rise above vast, well-known smart cities. San Francisco and its nearby Silicon Valley also have the international reputation of smart technologies. Other smart cities may be less known, possibly due to their size or remote locations. Still, many now lead with smart city innovations. Efficient design […]
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Meet the next generation of project performance tools

In 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) launched Arc Skoru Inc. to administer a new online platform for recording and comparing project performance in five categories:[1] Energy Water Waste Transportation Human Experience Today, Arc optimizes that performance in projects ranging from single buildings to entire cities. User-friendly dashboard […]
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Commitment to 100% renewable energy seen nationwide

Cities, counties, and states across the U.S. have set goals to end reliance on fossil fuels and instead to generate electricity from renewable sources. As of January 2019, 166 Ready for 100% campaigns have launched in cities, counties, and states nationwide.[1] Originally planned by the Sierra Club, Ready For 100 (RF100) is a network of local […]

Why develop just one smart city?

India is developing a network of 99 smart cities. A core infrastructure will deliver smart solutions to an urban population of more than 99.6 million, achieving a clean and sustainable environment. This involves an investment of over $27 billion (203,172 Crore Rupees).[1] Already, 1,300 projects are underway.[2] Central infrastructure Seven of India’s smart cities are […]

Climate Change: A Growing Storm

In early October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)[1] reported that global energy-related CO2 emissions have risen 21% in the past 12 years. The report, which referenced 6,000 works, concluded that nations must make substantial changes to limit their carbon emissions. The nearly 100 scientists who authored the IPCC report noted that climate change […]
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What makes a Smart City smart?

Looking only at streets and buildings, it’s difficult to tell if a city is a smart city. Monorails may dart between tall glass towers that gleam in futuristic shapes. Boulevards may be wide and buffered with parkland. Is that a smart city? Maybe One shining city might deplete resources and accumulate waste, while an older […]
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What cities are doing about CO2

Recurring smog and daily bumper-to-bumper traffic have made citizens as well as government officials aware of a problem. Cities are pollution sources. In fact, 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions originate in cities. Solutions are being considered worldwide. Sometimes, before the answers are clear the first step may be commitment to a goal. Within the […]

These 17 goals have a Triple Bottom Line

Every organization’s economic concerns also link with environmental and social concerns. This triple bottom line can be illustrated as interconnecting circles. In a world of limited resources and instantaneous communication, the circles sometimes expressed as people, planet, and profit are never disconnected. This connectivity can also be seen in goals established by the United Nations […]

City of Orlando: Green Works Community Action Plan

ecoPreserve President Alexa Stone was acknowledged as an active contributor to Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan. Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007, and the City of Orlando has since made significant progress in promoting environmental stewardship and encouraging agencies, businesses and residents to improve environmental sustainability in Orlando. Some […]