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‘Construction fever’ responsible for one fifth of China’s CO2 emissions (20.06.01~ 20.06.14)

... A growing urban population and land scarcity have contributed to significant growth in construction – particularly of high-rise buildings – across China. Since 2010, China has been responsible for around half of the world’s growth in construction, with many buildings only standing for around 30 years before being demolished. Their...

New York City Passes Bold Bill to Slash Buildings’ Climate Impact

Today, New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the Climate Mobilization Act, a six-bill package that many are saying is the largest legislative mandate to cut climate pollution by any city in the world.... An excerpt from IMT

Siemens to Install Rooftop Solar Arrays at Manhattan’s Javits Center

New York Power Authority has selected Siemens to design and install a 1.4-megawatt solar system on the green rooftop of the 17-story, LEED Silver-certified Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. This will turn into New York City’s largest rooftop solar generation project to date... An excerpt from Commercial Property Executive

Canada’s new budget plan eyes efficiency, EVs and community energy

Canada has released its 2019 federal budget, titled Investing in the Middle Class. The document outlines plans to significantly increase spending on the energy transition. In particular, the budget earmarks CAD 1.01 billion ($750 million) to improve energy efficiency in buildings.... An excerpt from PV Magazine

John Lewis Partnership targets ‘net-zero’ operational carbon emissions by 2050

Retail giant John Lewis Partnership has today (20 March) pledged to achieve "net-zero" carbon emissions for its direct operations by 2050, without purchasing carbon offsets.... An excerpt from Edie.net

Washington House passes clean-fuels legislation sought by Inslee

"Gov. Jay Inslee and some lawmakers are also proposing to phase out fossil fuels in power production, phase out hydrofluorocarbons, boost electric vehicles and increase energy conservation standards in buildings. Inslee is running for president with an almost singular focus on climate change. House Bill 1110, which would lower the greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation fuels, passed 53 to 43. After...

The end of the gas boiler: Fossil-fuel heating systems will be BANNED in all British new-builds from 2025 adding £5,000 to average house price

"The installation of new gas boilers to provide heating and hot water is set to banned for new homes from 2025 in a move that could add £5,000 to the average price, Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed today." An excerpt from Mail Online

California Moves to Reduce Building Emissions

"The Building Decarbonization Coalition recently released a road map designed to help Californians stop their buildings from spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The road map follows a law, signed by former California Gov. Jerry Brown (Dem.) last September, that allocates $50 million annually for four years to aid building owners to reduce energy costs, improve air quality and cut...

Health system makes renewable electricity pledge

"The health system operates 27 hospitals and more than 500 outpatient sites in Northeast Wisconsin and Central Illinois. Achieving its 2030 goal would reduce its annual carbon dioxide emissions by 392,657 metric tons. " An excerpt from Health Facilities