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Change Leader: Quantifying the Usability of Recycled Concrete

April 3, 2016 - in Profile

Yahya Kurama is a professor and associate chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. A recent research project focuses on the reusability of recycled concrete for building structures…

Looking to Sustainable Cities as Key to Smart Future

February 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

The world is entering an age of urbanization. Every year more people relocate to cities, creating new challenges around affordable housing, transport…

Goby’s SeaSuite Chosen by Brandywine Realty Trust to Manage Building Data and Sustainability Reporting

February 19, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

CHICAGO and RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 18, 2016—Goby is pleased to announce that Brandywine Realty Trust has selected Goby's SeaSuite, a cloud based sustainability…

Mohegan Sun Pocono to Reduce Carbon Footprint by 14% with New Combined Heat and Power System

February 4, 2016 - in Energy, Projects

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Feb. 4, 2016—Mohegan Sun Pocono will install a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system which will provide a reliable, energy-efficient source for heating and electric power and reduce Mohegan Sun Pocono's primary energy consumption. Installation…

Change Leader Interview: Advocating for Sustainable Infrastructure and the Envision System

January 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Interview

The Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System is the product of multiple entities collaborating and then founding the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Informed Infrastructure spoke with Heather Unger, Manager, Transmission within the Power…

Change Leader: Advancing Sustainable Infrastructure with the Envision System

January 31, 2016 - in Profile

Heather Unger, manager, Transmission within Louis Berger’s Power & Energy Group and Corporate Social Responsibility Chair, recently earned a master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard University Extension School.…

Sustainability Summit Presses Urgency of Engineers to Adopt Practices Now

January 29, 2016 - in Announcement, Corporate, Design/Engineering

At ASCE’s Sustainability Summit, the message was clear – the world needs civil engineers’ help, and it needs it now. “I call them the holders of the keys,” said Ron Sims, former federal Housing and Urban Development deputy secretary, one of many…

Repurposing Buildings and Urban Infrastructure for a Smarter City

January 28, 2016 - in Column

The smart city has many emerging definitions and the concept is touted to be the one, that will shape cities of future. All ‘smart city’ definitions encompass the idea of a sustainable, livable, intelligent and green city with continued economic growth…

Education for Sustainability’s Sake

January 27, 2016 - in Buildings, Energy

By Jean Chui Energy efficiency and sustainability are at the heart of the philosophy on education of the United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA). From the facilities to its curriculum and student-led projects, the school made a big effort to green all…

FY17 Budget Proposal Contains Nearly $4 Billion for Automated Vehicles

January 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors, Transportation

DETROIT – In his last State of the Union address, President Obama signaled his intent to invest in a 21st century transportation system.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today revealed part of the president’s proposal: a 10-year, nearly $4…