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A Mayan Water System With Lessons for Today

A Mayan Water System With Lessons for Today | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

When the Maya moved, they needed to devise a complex water collection and usage system that would sustain Tikal for nearly a millennium...

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The future we wanted - timesofmalta.com

The future we wanted - timesofmalta.com | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

We cannot afford to meet in 20… 10, or even in five years’ time only to admit again that many of our aims have remained “on paper”.

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5-step guide to buying RECs and carbon offsets l GreenBiz.com

5-step guide to buying RECs and carbon offsets l GreenBiz.com | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

Buying environmental commodities such as RECs and carbon offsets has been an increasingly important strategy for corporate environmental performance.

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FIFA.com - Brazil to set new sustainability standard

FIFA.com - Brazil to set new sustainability standard | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

FIFA.com reports on the quest to make Brazil 2014 the greenest FIFA World Cup yet, this after a presentation was delivered to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability | Video on TED.com

Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability | Video on TED.com | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it
TED Talks Bjarke Ingels' architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. At TEDxEast he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant.
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LEED-ing the Way | Commercial Property Executive

LEED-ing the Way | Commercial Property Executive | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

At the end of last year, we announced that LEED-certified existing buildings began surpassing new construction projects. This shift indicates that the stigma that green buildings must be built new is disappearing—and with good reason.

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New solar panel, cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech

New solar panel, cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it
Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today's cheapest cells.
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Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

[S]ustainable construction does not have to be high-tech. Passive design principles mean low-energy, zero-emission designs, which dramatically reduce building energy use.

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U.S. Olympic Committee: Green Ring sustainability program

U.S. Olympic Committee: Green Ring sustainability program | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

Sports & Sustainability

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The 10 Largest Green Roofs | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction

The 10 Largest Green Roofs | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

Green roofs are gaining acceptance in dozens of countries, joining other forms of green infrastructure that are being used to mitigate environmental problems of urban centers.

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Wanted: A Steve Jobs For Sustainability - Forbes

Wanted: A Steve Jobs For Sustainability - Forbes | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

Where is the Steve Jobs of sustainability? The business leader with the big, disruptive ideas—and the force of will—to achieve for sustainable production and consumption what Apple’s visionary chief did for global technology and information?

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Greed, Greenwashing and Brazil's Hail Mary for a Green World Cup - Forbes

Greed, Greenwashing and Brazil's Hail Mary for a Green World Cup - Forbes | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it
VideoIn Brazil, where futebol fanaticism is only matched by the extraordinary lengths the game's leaders will go to steal money, two young Brazilians are chasing down a different kind of green.
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Yale Environment 360: Living Building Challenge Aims to Revolutionize Green Architecture

Yale Environment 360: Living Building Challenge Aims to Revolutionize Green Architecture | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it

The Living Building Challenge is gaining stature as the most stringent green building standard in the world.

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Non-Light-Polluting LED Street Lamp, Wins the Delta'12 Spanish Design Award

Non-Light-Polluting LED Street Lamp, Wins the Delta'12 Spanish Design Award | Sustainable Design & the Built Environment | Scoop.it
Congratulations for winning the Silver Delta'12 Award with this non-light-polluting, energy-efficient and recyclable LED street light. To avoid vandalism such as graffiti-tags and stickers, the base of the lamp is textured.
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