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These energy-efficient cities-in-miniature can include housing, offices and even food production under one roof, Good reports.
The higher upfront construction costs associated with ”green neighborhoods” are offset by lower operating costs, according to McKinsey.
The World Bank says massive upgrades are needed to heating infrastructure in the cities of Bishkek and Tokmok.
The banking giant’s 10-year effort will help cities boost energy efficiency and mitigate climate change, GreenBiz reports.
The switch is designed to reduce harmful emissions, cut costs and better illuminate public spaces, according to The Climate Group.
The mayor wants to trim emissions generated by public, private and commercial buildings to meet ambitious targets by 2050, the New York Times reports.
With energy demand and urbanization booming in India, the NRDC and an Indian university issue a call for greater energy efficiency in buildings.
The Vauban district in Freiburg, Germany has reduced its environmental footprint through meticulous planning, the Sustainable Cities Collective says.
Cities across the U. S. and Europe are making the leap to energy efficient LED lights, according to the Smart Cities Council and Sustainable Cities Collective.
Up to 20,000 homes and businesses in the Welsh capital may be warmed by heat distributed by pipelines, the BBC reports.
A major report released at the C40 Mayors Summit documents stepped up climate action by the world’s megacities.
With new energy standards in place, Dubai says it can become one of the world’s most environmentally friendly cities by 2020, reports The National.
Study links green energy investments, economic growth