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LEED Certification Fails to Increase Energy Efficiency

March 3, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design…

The Squeeze on Europe’s Coastline Continues

November 28, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Europe's coastal regions are increasingly vital for its economy, yet their natural assets on which it depends continue to degrade. This is according to…

New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

November 21, 2013 - in Planning, Water

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

New Climate Change Study Advances Infrastructure Resilience Conversation in Canada

November 8, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

A new report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) released today on the implications of climate change on Canada's infrastructure represents an important step forward in the national conversation about infrastructure…

Jamaica Get Help on Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap

November 7, 2013 - in Energy, Planning, Projects, Roads, Transit

The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable.…

Designing with Data: Shaping Our Future Cities

November 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Planning

With the dawn of a ‘smart’ era the world is undergoing a transformation not seen since the industrial revolution. As more and more of us take to twitter, use the internet to influence governance or map our daily activities, policy makers and business are…

ARM Report Details the Business Promise of the Internet of Things

November 3, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors

The report, titled The Internet of Things Business Index: A quiet revolution gathers pace, also found that 30 percent of business leaders feel that the IoT will unlock new revenue opportunities, while 29 percent believe it will inspire new working practices,…

New Initiative to Support $40 Billion Smart Cities in UK

October 13, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The UK’s cities will be helped to get smart, thanks to the launch of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’s new Smart Cities. It comes as a new report published today values the smart cities industry at more than $400 billion globally by…

After Sandy: A New ULI Report Looks at Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use

October 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released…

Landmark Information Group Signs Deal to Provide Site-Specific Environmental Risk Reports for Sites in Australia

October 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Environment, Land Development

Landmark Information Group has signed a partnership agreement with Melbourne-based Spatial Vision to provide their specialist Environmental Risk Assessment report, CheckSite, to the UK market. CheckSite, which will be available through Landmark’s Envirocheck…