I just read a great article from Environmental & Energy Management News that discusses “10 Reasons Why Sustainable/Energy Retrofits of Commercial Buildings Will Be the Next Big Thing.” We’ve all heard the statistics and know that North America’s current building portfolio is quite old. It was built on a model that no longer works and [...]
10 Reasons Why Sustainable/Energy Retrofits of Commercial Buildings Will Be the Next Big Thing
New York City recently announced that they have finally approved zoning changes to allow buildings to make green retrofits. Buildings account for at least three-fourths of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions and these green retrofits can help owners significantly reduce their carbon footprint and electricity bill. These amendments were many years in the making [...]
New York State of Mind – Green Energy-Saving Retrofits Include Solar Shading
This past weekend on March 31st at 8:30pm, millions of people from around the world turned off all their lights and electrical devices for one hour to show their support for Earth Hour.
If you haven’t heard about Earth Hour, here’s the 411: It was started in Australia in 2007, grew to include 150 countries and is the world’s largest environmental event to date. It is held on the last Saturday of March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm within the local time zone of the participating country
Earth Hour: Go Beyond The Hour!
The R+T Expo is the world’s largest tradeshow and conference for the roller shutter, doors/gates and sun protection system industries. For the next 5 days, industry leaders will be partaking in what I’ve been told is the ‘Conference of Conferences’. There are 9 halls and over 100,000 square metres of floor space – which is massive compared to the North American tradeshow standard. There will be nearly a dozen events held concurrently and many other special show features. Starting from the massive booths to the thought leaders that will be in attendance, the R+T Expo will help foster innovation to another level.
R+T 2012 – Stuttgart, Germany
Architecture 2030 has one main goal and that is to achieve a dramatic reduction in the climate-change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the building sector by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed.
Start 2012 By Thinking About 2030!