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The Rebuild by Design Challenge

When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, the vulnerabilities of the New York/New Jersey region to extreme weather were made all too clear. The Rebuild by Design challenge was launched to find the most innovative ways to make the region more resilient and sustainable.

by |November 27, 2013

Ideas for the Sustainable City: Green Buildings

On March 23, the Environmental Protection Agency released a list of the 40 cities with the highest percentage of energy-efficient buildings. While Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco made the top three,┬áNYC came in at number ten. When we think about carbon emissions, we often think of cars, trucks, factories, and power plants. We think… read more

by |March 26, 2010