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D.C.’s increased flood risk could wipe out some of the nation’s treasures

Washington, D.C., is awash in water. It was built on fill and its natural waterways, long buried, are coming back to life.
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How can buildings beat the heat in a desert city? Blend ancient and modern

More architects in the United Arab Emirates, the host of this year’s U.N. climate summit, are moving past glass skyscrapers and focusing on sustainability.
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NYC’s ongoing debate over Local Law 97, effort to curb building pollution

Environmental activists could clash with developers at a public hearing in New York today on how best to enforce Local Law 97, an effort to limit the fossil fuel emissions of some of the biggest polluters in the city: large buildings.

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White House to announce new definition of zero-emission buildings

The Biden administration will announce a new definition of buildings that produce zero planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

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This Hawaiian county has a radical plan to deal with sea level rise

Kaua’i County passed an ordinance requiring new structures to be elevated to a certain level, based on future projections about how much sea-level will rise.

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Beyond AC: 7 ways architects are redesigning buildings for extreme heat

Air-conditioning isn't going away, but better-designed buildings can help avoid straining the grid so much that power goes out.
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Ulez just the start and similar scheme needed for buildings, experts warn

Imposing strict controls on car exhausts will only partially improve the quality of air people breathe in the UK, scientists have said. New measures to counter emissions of nitrogen oxides and other air pollutants will also be needed for buildings, heating plants and many other domestic and industrial sources in future.

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