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A ‘green’ roof adds insulation and helps manage storm water runoff

A family installed an eco-friendly roof filled with chives, succulents and other plants to manage storm water runoff and add insulation.
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For North Side development next to Garden Theater, this cutting-edge building material dates back eons

Cross-laminated timber panels look like giant sheets of plywood, but they are much more. They are considered a green alternative to traditional building materials like steel and concrete.

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Passivhaus: How to insulate your home against soaring heating bills

Soaring gas prices have been making headlines but for some households heating bills are nowhere near reaching record highs. These are the residents of Passivhaus homes.

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Google’s ‘dragonscale’ solar-powered roof signals growing demand for sustainable workspaces

Tightening regulations and a growing eco-conscious workforce are major factors in heralding green office campuses.

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EU urged to rachet up green energy standards for buildings

The EU executive is under pressure to ratchet up green energy standards for buildings, as it prepares a further batch of legislation to tackle the climate emergency.

Downtown Pittsburgh office occupancy is way down, but energy use? Not so much

Downtown Pittsburgh office occupancy is way down, but energy use? Not so much

Many Downtown workers have not gone back to the office yet. But energy use in office buildings has stayed close to pre-pandemic levels.
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James Bradley: How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long and 50C will be normal

Hot weather bakes in disadvantage. Regenerating natural and living ecosystems will help us all.