10 Ways Smart Cities Improve Worker Safety

10 IoT Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities |  by Jane Marsh | As the conversation around greenhouse gas emissions and climate change intensifies, cities are implementing green initiatives to make life easier and healthier for the planet and citizens. [Please click thumbnail image to read more...]

Vauban in Freiburg, Germany

Vauban is an exemplary sustainable town, the greenest town in Europe. A “zero-emission” district in Freiburg, Germany, most energy for buildings in Vauban is sourced from rooftop solar panels. Energy for Vauban is also supplied by a local municipal bio-natural gas cogeneration plant. Vauban's electricity is supplied by renewable energy sources, and district heating for Vauban is supplied by their cogeneration plant. [click thumbnail image to read more…]

Profiles in Sustainable Cities – San Diego, California

Sustainable cities, like San Diego, have eco-city designs that prioritize consideration of social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate mitigation policies and sustainability policies. Green cities also prioritize resilient, thriving urban habitats for existing residents. Among the top of any list of these clean, green eco-cities is San Diego, California. [click thumbnail to read more…]

Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Eco-capital

Oslo: Net Zero Future | Oslo, Norway has fleets of green mass public transit - trams, electric buses, and ferries - that are powered by electricity from a municipal grid fed by mostly renewable power...Oslo not only sources electricity for public mass transit from renewable energy when possible but uses RE sources to provide electricity for every other sector of the city’s economy as well. [click thumbnail to read more...]

Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago might not be widely known as a green city, however, the city has a Sustainable Action Agenda, a vast network of sustainable mass public transit options, a high share of energy efficient buildings, and is home to a host of other green city initiatives. CHICAGO IS - A Sustainable City - Mass Transit & […]

Using Technology to Provide Clean Water to Cities

How Technology Can Help Cities Avoid Another Flint Water Crisis |  Article by Jane Marsh | The green movement is influencing natural resource protection. As the global temperature rises, adverse effects limit individuals’ access to freshwater sources. In answer, ecologists are developing technologies that improve urban water supplies. Many engineers and scientists evaluate the Flint […]