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Building Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

ICC in a Pickle After Developers Argue City Voting Rights

30 Mar , 2021  

huffpost.com, 3/30/21. Kim Havey had a problem. Minneapolis was generating more and more of its electricity from renewables, dropping climate-warming pollution from power to record lows. But emissions from natural gas, which is used to heat buildings and stovetops, were climbing ― overtaking power plants as the city’s top source of carbon pollution in 2017.  […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Increasing Urban Density Increases Economic Output and Reduces Energy Use

2 Feb , 2017  

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Want to reduce the energy used by buildings? Make cities denser. Vox, January 26, 2017 For many years, urbanists have been singing the praises of urban density. Done well, density can increase economic output, increase per capita productivity, increase disposable income (by reducing heating, cooling, and transportation costs), and improve physical and mental health. Compact, […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Johnson Controls Partners with World Resources Institute to Promote Urban EE

10 Nov , 2014  

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Non-profit policy research organisation World Resources Institute (WRI) and building energy systems firm Johnson Controls recently launched a new initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency in rapidly growing cities around the world.

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