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Vertical Greening by CityTech Blogger Dave

The topic that I have chosen to write about this week is one that I have never heard of before. I saw it while reviewing the sheet that we received in the beginning of the semester on topics to discuss. The topic is vertical greening. Not having any prior experience with the topic of climate

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Climate Change Effects on Buildings & Construction by City Tech Blogger David Persaud

Buildings are never meant to last forever, but with the climate changing, buildings of the future will have to withstand a lot more than they do today. According to the article “Climate change impact on buildings and constructions” by ClimateChangeAdaption, future buildings will be in more danger compared to today. “Increase in the risk of

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Cities Are Pushing For Zero-Energy Buildings

Many cities worldwide have started taking their own initiatives to adapt to climate change by building or transforming structures to have zero net emissions buildings as a way to cut their carbon footprint while saving on energy costs. Buildings contribute a major part of global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore the building sector  is finding lots of

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NYC Hotels Take up the Carbon Challenge

The Associated Press reported today that over a dozen famous hotels in  New York City have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the year 2025. Those hotels include the Waldorf-Astoria New York, , the Pierre, Crowne Plaza Times Square, the Grand Hyatt New York, the Westin New York at Times

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After Paris, C40 Cities tackle Climate Change

In the backdrop of the historic COP21 Climate Summit in Paris just over a week ago, was another highly important gathering of cities from all over the world meeting to reiterate their commitment and publicize their progress on dealing with and curbing climate change.  C40 cities, a leadership group that represents 82 of the world’s

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