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Green Fantasies Part II: Green Buildings in Air and Space. - Housing

Green Fantasies Part II: Green Buildings in Air and Space. - Housing | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Tweet. Architects, as we know, do not hesitate to go large when dreaming green, or to inscribe those dreams on paper. In the last part, we saw how the vision of some creative brains has already led to progressive leaps in the ...
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Sustainable Skyscraper For 505 Church Street, Nashville - eVolo

Sustainable Skyscraper For 505 Church Street, Nashville - eVolo | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
eVolo Sustainable Skyscraper For 505 Church Street, Nashville eVolo Designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, 505 Church Street in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, is going to be one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable mixed-use...
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Manufacturers Hide Environmental Success - Environmental Leader

Manufacturers Hide Environmental Success - Environmental Leader | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Manufacturers Hide Environmental Success
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Many brands are not entirely sure whether sustainability awareness directly drives purchase intent, or if consumers are wary of inflated green marketing tactics.
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Ethanol doesn't spark interest among consumers - ConsumerReports.org

Ethanol doesn't spark interest among consumers - ConsumerReports.org | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
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Ethanol doesn't spark interest among consumers
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Few consumers are familiar with E15 fuel.
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Hot Summer May Make Consumers Sweat Over A/C Bills - CNBC.com

Hot Summer May Make Consumers Sweat Over A/C Bills - CNBC.com | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Hot Summer May Make Consumers Sweat Over A/C Bills
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A hotter-than-normal summer could make consumers sweat—particularly over their rising energy bills.
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TV monitor provides answer to big energy savings in commercial building - Greenwise Business

TV monitor provides answer to big energy savings in commercial building - Greenwise Business | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
TV monitor provides answer to big energy savings in commercial building Greenwise Business CCPF, which was recognised as Europe's top sustainable office sector property fund by the 2012 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey,...
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Sustainable Cities Versus Suburbs | Sustainable Cities Collective

Sustainable Cities Versus Suburbs | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Cities with enough density can promote creativity and resource efficiency at the same time: a win-win solution to both economy and ecology, obtained, counter-intuitively, in town.
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Ottawa is Canada's most sustainable city: survey - Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa is Canada's most sustainable city: survey - Ottawa Citizen | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
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Ottawa is Canada's most sustainable city: survey
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This year represented the first time the ranking compared United States and Canadian cities.
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CEU Article - Architectural Power to the People | Sustainable ...

Though there is still room to improve, this will only get buildings part of the way to achieving net-zero energy. Even the most efficient buildings in the world require large renewable energy systems to truly be sustainable.
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Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future - South China Morning Post | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future South China Morning Post The release of the Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources by the Environment Bureau outlining policy proposals for the next 10 years is a welcome step in Hong Kong's...
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Consumers get opt-out choices on smart meters - CapitalGazette.com

Consumers get opt-out choices on smart meters - CapitalGazette.com | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
Consumers get opt-out choices on smart meters
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Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers are one step closer to being able to permanently opt out of plans to install smart meters in their homes.
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Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games

Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games | Sustainable city and behaviors change | Scoop.it
To tackle congestion, clogged urban centers are testing the lure of prizes to persuade motorists to change their driving habits.

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Agree with Martin, an interesting experiment.

But be aware that in buildings, we noticed people went back to their initial comfort or uses after each contest...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 30, 2012 10:00 AM

I think they would be better served to appeal to intrinsic motivation, do the right thing. Some games become work and so can crate a disincentive for the intended PLAY response.


The book Drive by Daniel Pink discusses the difference between intrinsic motivation we do out of love and commitment and extrinsic motivation we do because of reward or punishment. Will be an interesting experiment in any case.