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DOL Offers $35M in Infrastructure Job Grants

In the second round of funding of the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs program, the U.S. Department of Labor has unveiled almost $35 million to prepare workers for infrastructure job...

ASCE Analyzes Post-Infrastructure Funding Data

A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers has found that continued federal infrastructure investments will save jobs and grow the economy over the next decade.

$41M Grants Assist Stormwater, Sewer Upgrades

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made nearly $41 million available in funding from the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal grant to help address stormwater and s...

MVP Project Approaches Completion Date

After years of controversy and cost increases, officials expect the Mountain Valley Pipeline to begin operations by the end of this month as construction wraps up and operators finish post-c...

Tech Company Rebrands for Sustainability Goals

Material transformation technologies company Schenk Process has announced a rebrand and new name to further establish its commitment to achieving climate-neutral transformation processes.

Developers Plan Bridge-Hotel Project

Saudi Arabia recently unveiled new plans to develop a hotel contained inside of a 450-meter-long bridge that stretches over a lagoon on the Gulf of Aqaba, as part of the Neom urban developme...

Construction Completed on UK ‘Super Sewer’

Work has wrapped up on a new "super sewer" tunnel in London that was designed to drastically reduce sewage pollution in the River Thames.

Researchers Study Green Wastewater Treatment

A team of scientists at Colorado State University have reportedly been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States.

WA Preparing Wastewater Resilience Projects

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott announced a $194 million loan to King County, Washington, from the Water Infrastructure...

Turbine Blades Painted to Prevent Bird Collisions

Electric power company PacifiCorp is studying bird safety in Glenrock, Wyoming, by painting wind turbines blades black to observe any potential reduction in collisions.

PHMSA Funds Gas Pipeline Rehab Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, recently unveiled $392 million in gra...

Australia to Test Steel Infrastructure Coating

Renewable energy company Sparc Technologies has reportedly signed an agreement with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) for field trials of its enhanced co...

Tungsten Being Tested for Heat Conduction

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University in California have reportedly begun looking into tungsten’s ability to conduct heat...

Funding Available for Modern Building Codes

At the beginning of the week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $90 million in funding to support building energy code adoption, training and technical assistance to successfully imple...

Study Highlights IIJA Spending, Climate Issues

Transportation policy organization Transportation for America recently released a study detailing how most of the funding from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has gone...

Applications Open for $5.1B Infrastructure Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for around $5.1 billion in funding for significant national infrastructure projects through the Multimodal Project Discret...

Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...

Scientists Study Microbial Corrosion Mitigation

Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have reportedly been working to prevent microbially induced corrosion in marine environments using biomineralization.

New Coating Protects Wind Turbines from Lightning

Sustainable energy company Arctura recently signed a technology licensing agreement with coating solutions company Mankiewicz LLC to launch a coating that prevents lightning damage on wind t...

EPA Issues Offshore Wind Farm Air Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC, helping to advance the company’s offshore wind farm project along the coast of...

USGBC Charts Top Green Building States for 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council recently published its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED certification. For the first time ever, New York ranked number one, based on LEED-certified gross...

Energy Department Seeks Electric Grid Proposals

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a Request for Proposals for its Transmission Facilitation Program, which aims to expand and modernize the nation’s electric grid.

Group Researches Anti-Reflection Solar Coating

An international team of scientists recently announced that research was being conducted using combinations of silicon dioxide and zirconium dioxide for anti-reflection coatings for solar pa...

Largest US Solar Storage Officially Opens

The largest solar-plus storage project in the U.S., the Edwards and Sanborn Solar + Energy Storage project, is now open and operating, according to renewable energy provider Terra-Gen and co...

Researchers Study AI Data Quality Improvements

A recent report from advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics and climate technology company Rho Impact has detailed how robots and artificial intelligence can improv...

Wind Farm Produces First Energy Delivery

Sustainable energy company Group Avangrid, Inc. recently announced that one wind turbine from the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts has delivered power to the New England grid for the f...

Company Completes Nano-Coatings Funding Round

Nano coatings company Naco Technology recently announced the completion of a €1.2 million pre-Series A funding round to use nano coatings to enhance green energy systems within Europe, while...

Team Developing Recycled Turbine Resin

For the past three years, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have reportedly been developing an easily recycled resin for the central glue that holds a wind turbine blad...

Applications Open for 2024 RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $1.5 billion in grants through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equi...

DOI Approves NY Coast Wind Farm

A project to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Long Island, New York, backed by energy providers BP and Equinor, has recently received approval from the United States Department o...

FHWA Plans to Track GHG Emissions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has issued a finalized performance measure to track greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related t...

Biden Admin Releases $2B for Clean Construction

The U.S. General Services Administration recently unveiled $2 billion for more than 150 construction projects that use “low-embodied carbon” construction materials.

Study Asks UK for Infrastructure Investments

A study from the National Infrastructure Commission in the United Kingdom has reportedly determined that the country is in need of more funding to renew public transport, home heating, water...

Tech Company Develops Pop-Up Turbines

A team at wind technology company Aikido Technologies is reportedly developing a new type of offshore wind turbine, designed to be easier and faster to deploy.

NYC Launching Mass Timber Building Program

At the end of last month, the New York City Economic Development Corporation initiated a technical assistance program to support mass timber development projects, including their planning an...

Grant Program Focuses on Clean Construction

A new program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide grants to support efforts in reporting and reducing climate pollution linked to the manufacturing of construction mat...

NY Adopting First Clean Concrete Mandate

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new regulations that will establish emission limits on concrete used in state-funded public building and transportation projects.

San Diego Begins Pure Water Project

The City of San Diego has reportedly entered phase one of construction in its Pure Water Project, reportedly meant to supply around half of the area’s drinking water by the end of 2025.

Researchers Seek to Advance Stormwater Infrastructure

A team of researchers is reportedly working to advance efforts to enhance infrastructure information-sharing by building an inventory of stormwater control measures (SCMs) currently operatin...

DOE Issues Annual Wind Power Reports

The U.S. Department of Energy has released three annual reports, reporting that wind power continues to be one of the fastest growing and lowest cost sources of electricity in America.

Power Line Coatings Receive Funding

Photonic science company AssetCool has reportedly received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, meant to cool down overhead powerlines.

Researchers Developing Tool for Dam Removal Costs

Scientists at Oregon State University have reportedly analyzed over 650 dam removal projects to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.

CA Governor Signs Order for Levee Repairs

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that the governor has signed an executive order on levee repairs and debris removal to prepare for the upcoming wet season.

Cities Painting Streets to Cool Down

As this summer’s heat affects wide swaths of the country, cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles have continued their efforts to coat their roads with a reflective grey paint to fight the inten...

Concrete Poured for CA Wildlife Crossing Bridge

Earlier this month, workers in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County reportedly poured around 850 tons of wet concrete to serve as a foundation for the new Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing.

USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Recipients

On Monday (July 10), the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of the 2023 LEED Homes Awards for projects, developers and home builders who have demonstrated leadership in the...

US DOT Opens $5.6B in Infrastructure Funding

On Tuesday (June 27), Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for up to $5.575 billion in funding for proje...

Air-Purifying Paint Used for UK Building

Stakeholders working on the renovation of an “out-of-date” office building next to the Tower Bridge in London are reportedly using a sustainable, air-purifying paint from AM Technology on th...

Researchers Studying Effects of Permeable Pavement

A team at the University of Texas at San Antonio is reportedly researching the impact of four new “permeable parking lots” that were installed at the 204-acre Classen-Steubing Ranch Park in ...

NYC Completes Porous Pavement Project Installation

New York City recently announced the completion of its $16.6 million infrastructure project to rebuild Beach 108th Street in Rockaway, Queens, using “porous pavement” to allow rainwater abso...

Researchers Develop New Concrete for Clean Air

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology’s Green Construction by Photocatalyst Research Group has reportedly developed a photocatalytic concrete that can remove fine ...

UF Makes Steel Bridge Competition History

A team of students from the University of Florida recently earned first place in the 2023 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals, marking their third straight win.

White House Unveils Infrastructure Law Map

A new interactive website from the White House showcases about 32,000 infrastructure projects that are underway thanks to the Investing in America Agenda.

Research Replaces Concrete Sand with Shredded Diapers

Researchers at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan have reportedly found that up to 8% of sand in concrete and mortar for a single-story house could be replaced with shredded, used disposa...

Scientists Create Potential Concrete Alternative

Researchers at the University of Manchester recently created a new material that they say could potentially replace concrete.

CA Aims to Streamline Infrastructure Projects

On Friday (May 19), California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed plans for new permitting and project review reforms to help streamline and implement infrastructure projects.

DOE Unveils Carbon Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $251 million in funding for 12 projects to expand carbon dioxide transportation and storage infrastructure

White House to Streamline Permitting Reforms

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a new set of plans to pass as a part of bipartisan permitting reform legislation.

‘Sponge Cities’ Could Help with Water Efficiency

According to reports, the Agriculture and Forest Ministry in Turkey has begun planning a new “sponge city” concept to help produce better water efficiency.

EPA Planning Port Infrastructure Programs

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to port infrastructure and air pollution reduction programs...

Researchers Design Potential USGBC Rating Framework

A team from Colorado State University was recently asked by the U.S. Green Building Council to design the framework of an infrastructure resiliency and sustainability rating system.

TX University, DOT Examining Sustainable Concrete

A $10 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently awarded to a University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering researcher who is looking to develop a ...

DOT Expands Infrastructure Accelerator Program

Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will add $24 million in grants to expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects at the local and regional le...

PHMSA Unveils $196M for Gas Pipeline Projects

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced $196 million in funding from a new grant program to ...

Streamlined LEED, WELL Certification Process Released

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc. and the International WELL Building Institute released a streamlined process for projects pursuing certi...

DOL Program Offers Diverse Infrastructure Jobs

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced the availability of $80 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program.

Plastic Recycling Research Could Produce Coatings

A researcher from Washington State University recently received a fellowship for his work in the chemical recycling of plastics, would could pave an environmentally friendly way to produce p...

UK Infrastructure Projects ‘Moving Too Slowly’

A recent report from the United Kingdom’s National Infrastructure Commission suggests that the government must focus on fewer, bigger targeted initiatives to deliver infrastructure in order ...

RI Proposes New Construction Solar Mandate

Legislation recently introduced in Rhode Island could create solar panel installation regulations for most new construction projects in the state.

UKGBC Announces New Chief Executive

The United Kingdom Green Building Council (UKGBC) Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Smith Mordak as the incoming Chief Executive.

Company Signs Partnership for Graphene Concrete

With hopes to create stronger, more sustainable concrete, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development has signed a new agreement with partner The University of Manchester to further the ...

Company Recycles Wind Turbine Blades into Concrete

A new business in Iowa has recently reported that it has created an eco-friendly process to convert decommissioned wind turbine blades into reusable materials for concrete, mortar and other ...

NY Sewer Pipeline Project Begins Microtunneling

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of microtunneling in the City of Newburgh as part of the first clean water infrastructure project funded by the bipartisan infra...

US Releases Transportation Decarbonization Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released the first-ever U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, with strategies to cut all greenhouse emissions from the transpor...

Biden Signs Water Resources Development Act

Last month, President Joe Biden signed the $37.8 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022 legislation, paving the way for federal funding for 30 new or modified water infrastructure p...

Applications Open for $1.5B in 2023 RAISE Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustaina...

UN Completes First Global Infrastructure Review

A team of environmental scientists from the United Nations have recently carried out the first standardized global review of potential risks and benefits from planned transportation infrastr...

Study: Green Roofs Low in NYC

In a recent study, the Nature Conservancy, The New School, Columbia University and the Wildlife Conservation Society looked at the number of green roofs within New York City.

FHWA Expands Transportation Innovation Program

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the latest round of transportation innovations through its Every Day Counts Pr...

$105M Heading to OK Water Infrastructure

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $105 million in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to Oklahoma for water infrastructure improvemen...

France Approves New Solar Mandate

The French Senate has recently approved new legislation requiring that the roofs of existing and new car parks with at least 80 spaces be covered by solar panels.

Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.

USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.

Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.

$310M Awarded to Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced recipient projects for $309.8 million in funding from the bipartisan...

First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...

MA Governor Signs $11.4B Infrastructure Bill

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an almost $11.4 billion bill to approve bond authorizations for infrastructure projects in the state.

FHWA Unveils $7.3B PROTECT Formula Program

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a first-of-its-kind infrastructure program to help states prepare for and respond t...

PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...

NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.

Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 bi...

OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.

Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...

University of Florida Wins Steel Bridge Competition

The University of Florida recently won first place at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition with their design for a hypothetical wildlife crossing i...

Biden Issues Domestic Solar Energy Orders

Last week, President Joe Biden issued three executive orders to prioritize domestic clean energy manufacturing to aid in the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by 203...

Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...

MI Directive Speeds Up Infrastructure Permitting

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to streamline the state’s permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or mor...

University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...

WH, Agencies Partner for Infrastructure Programs

Last week, the White House announced that it is partnering with philanthropic, labor and nonprofit organizations to make it easier for smaller cities and counties to apply for funding under ...

White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...

Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.

Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...

DOT Announces Infrastructure Emissions Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, created under the bipartisan infrastructure law.

China Planning $2.3T in Infrastructure Investments

According to recent reports, local governments in China have created lists of thousands of “major projects,” with a planned infrastructure investment amounting to at least 14.8 trillion yuan...

$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...

$2.7B Port Infrastructure Funding Announced

Late last month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that it will be investing more than $2.7 billion in funding to 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country, focuse...

Biden Expected to Sign 2022 Spending Deal

Last week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2022, including $775 million for infrastructure funding from the bipa...

NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...

Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.

UCLA Receives $21M for Carbon Capture Research

The University of California, Los Angeles, recently announced that it has received $21 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the institutes’ carbon removal techno...

White House Releases Infrastructure ‘Roadmap’

Earlier this week, the White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook that contains a comprehensive list of the more than 375 programs and available fu...

GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.

States Urged to Select Infrastructure Coordinators

Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, reached out to state leaders at the beginning of the month encouraging them to appoint their own infrastructure coordin...

NJ Superfund Site to Become Solar Park

The GEMS Landfill in New Jersey, one of the first Superfund sites in the United States, is set to become the site of a new solar energy park.

EPA Invites Projects to Apply for WIFIA Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has invited 39 new projects to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans.

$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.

Congress Looking to Add Green Tax Incentives

To push building projects towards energy-efficiency and zero-energy, reports have recently indicated that Congress is looking to enhance tax incentives for work on government projects in add...

Black & Veatch Seeks Sustainable Innovators

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas) recently accepted applications for “bold, committed partners” in climate technology for its third annual IgniteX C...

Advisor Selected to Implement Infrastructure Bill

The White House recently announced that President Joe Biden has named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as senior advisor responsible for the implementation of the bipartisan infrastru...

COP26 Develops Climate Change Action Plans

Nearly 200 countries met at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties earlier this month, to develop plans to meet emissions goals and accelerate action on climate by ...

How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...

Canada Plans Carbon-Neutral Petrochemical Plant

Northern Petrochemical Corporation and the Municipal District of Greenview in Canada have recently announced they have signed a land sale agreement for construction of a $2.5 billion carbon-...

Recycled Glass Bridges Win ACI Award

Last month, Canada’s Darwin Bridges won first place in the Infrastructure category of the American Concrete Institute’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.

Congress Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

After months of deliberation, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—on Friday (Nov. 5).

Companies to Develop Ecological Turbine Base

Building materials company LafargeHolcim in the U.S. and concrete technology provider ECOncrete Tech (Tel Aviv, Israel) announced joint plans last week to design and produce an ecologically ...

Floating Solar Panels to be Installed in MA

According to recent reports, developers plan to install floating solar panels in Massachusetts ponds and reservoirs as a possible solution regarding concerns over space for clean energy deve...

ISO Standards Published for Green Finance

Last week, the International Organization for Standardization announced the publication of a new series of ISO standards for green finance, including green bonds and loans.

NY Passes Low-Carbon Concrete Bill

The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of low-carbon concrete for state construction projects. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...

NV Plans to Accelerate $2B Grid Expansion

At the start of the month, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to sign a bill that would accelerate the construction of a $2 billion, 525 Kilovolt Greenlink transmission network.

Biden Administration Promotes Offshore Wind

At the end of March, President Joe Biden announced that the White House and leaders of the Administration had developed a set of bold actions aimed at catalyzing offshore wind energy. The re...

TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...

AIA Applauds US Climate Recommitment

Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a statement announcing the United States recommitment to the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015.

NY Announces Plans for Green Energy Program

Last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2021 State of the State address, outlining several proposals focused on creating the largest offshore wind program in the nation an...

University Studies Stormwater Systems Amid Climate Change

According to associate professor Lisa Reyes Mason from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, drains, pipes and other stormwater infrastructure is to be a critical defens...

Biden Releases Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

Following the announcement of Joe Biden as the United States’ new President-elect, the Biden-Harris transition team has since released its plan regarding climate change, highlighting the inc...

Bjarke Ingels Launches Masterplanet Proposal

Last week, Bjarke Ingels—founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group—told reporters that he had begun drawing up plans for a more sustainable way of living for the world.

Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.

COVID-19 Aid, Infrastructure Package Discussed

Earlier this week, the United States Senate returned from recess with the intent to begin discussions on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.

Buffalo Launches Largest US EIB

At the end of February, Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, New York, announced during his 14th State of the City address that the city would be launching an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB).

Student Proposes Eco-Friendly Hyperloop

Caroline Crouchley, an 8th grader living in Long Island, New York, has recently proposed a new, more eco-friendly take on Elon Musk’s hyperloop.

Work Kicks Off at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables (Dublin, Ireland) and Equinor (Stavanger, Norway) announced late last month that construction on what will be the world’s large...

Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...

CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...

GE to Supply British Wind Project

Paris-based division of General Electric, GE Renewable Energy, has been recently selected as the preferred supplier in providing turbines for Britain’s Dogger Bank offshore wind project, acc...

San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”

Villanova Focuses on Green Infrastructure in Research

While stormwater issues are developing into a more prominent environmental issue, one Pennsylvania-based university is studying how green infrastructure can help decrease flooding in urban a...

Largest Offshore Wind Farm Nearly Complete

Danish wind energy firm Ørsted, in charge of constructing what will be world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One, recently reported that the project was nearly finished and on ...

Solar Used in Part of England Rail Project

Solar is further being adapted for use in the powering of railway lines: Roughly 100 solar panels have been installed near a train station in Aldershot, in southeast England, a venture that ...

Permeable Concrete Shows Environmental Benefits

In a recent study at Rutgers University, a team of engineers have found that special permeable concrete pavement can help to reduce the “urban heat island effect.”


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