According to many, downturns in the U.S. and European markets are primarily the result of unsustainable behaviors in the financial industry. But, some critics are asking - was declining energy quality a major contributor to these negative turns?...
Last month MIT’s Technology Review reported on a new development that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months: The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data, mirrors Moore’s law, the observation from Intel founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months...
In the staring contest between the Occupy Wall Street protesters and New York City, Mayor Bloomberg blinked first, deciding that the occupiers didn't represent the kind of safety crisis Brookfield Office Properties, the owners of protest epicenter Zucotti Park, described in its letter to the NYC police commissioner...
If petroleum-based fuels are not the future for the transportation industry, what will take their place? Today, biofuels play a significant role, moving a portion of the nation's energy supply away from traditional gasoline and diesel...
Urbanized is the third entry in Gary Hustwit's designed-themed trilogy. The first film, Helvetica , explored the nerdery of how information is designed and shared through the world's most ubiquitous typeface...
For every 10 ears of corn that are grown in the United States today, only 2 are consumed directly by humans as food. The remaining 8 are used in almost equal shares for animal feed and for ethanol...
By C. SylvanA building revolution is happening right under our noses. And it looks like this (see left). You may have seen this plaque at the entrance to Office Depot, in the lobby of your office building, or at a multi-family housing development in your area...
Today, buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed in the U.S. each year. However, since the 1980s, the real cost of energy has increased more than fivefold, leading to greater awareness of energy use and its resulting environmental impact...
Gary Hustwit's new urban design documentary, Urbanized , travels around the world to learn about how design affects one of mankind's largest creations: cities.
By Amanda Cuéllar with contributions from Colin Beal The word ‘energy’ usually brings to mind barrels of oil, an electrical outlet, or perhaps a wind turbine...
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