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Flower power: How One Company is Beautifying the Wind Turbine

Flower power: How One Company is Beautifying the Wind Turbine

Tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ turbines address common complaints about noise, danger to wildlife and ugliness Flower Turbines designed a product that’s suitable for built-up areas. Photograph: Jan de Groen Tulips and flowers could help harness the power of the wind, after a...

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SMART Competition and the Collaborative Learning

The SMART Competition was originally designed as a team-based program that integrated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and provided a hands-on, career technology based real-world engineering experience (CTE).  The Smart Education Foundation, host of...

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Transparent Solar Panels

Imagine a world where we could generate electricity using the surface of our windows, smartphones, our car's sun roof or the glass roof of our office building.  What sounds like a far-away dream, is on its way to become reality thanks to transparent solar panels....

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Assessing smart buildings in the digital era

By Marta Soncodi, Telecommunications Industry Association and Thomas Blewitt, UL In the past, most smart or intelligent buildings were designed and built primarily for sustainability, energy efficiency and health, acquiring recognition via programs that focused...

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IBM sets new climate goal for 2030

IBM sets new climate goal for 2030

IBM plans to get rid of its planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions from its operations by 2030, the company announced today.  And unlike some other tech companies that have made splashy environmental commitments lately, IBM’s pledge emphasized the need to prevent...

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NYC’s roofs are getting a sustainable makeover

NYC’s roofs are getting a sustainable makeover

While buzz around the passage of New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act in April 2019 has fizzled, the city’s public officials, property owners, architects, real estate moguls and financiers are revving up to put new policies into practice. As of Nov. 15, 2019,...

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Top U.S. cities for women in construction

Men outnumber women in construction, substantially, but more women continue to join the field and often at higher wages than they would in other careers. Women make up 10% of the construction workforce — 1.1 million women, compared to 9.9 million men — according to...

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