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March 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.

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March 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological b...

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March 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.

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March 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.

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March 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.

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March 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.

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March 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.

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March 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Penalties total $2.7 million.

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March 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.

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March 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mass. General expansion will be designed for four days of shelter in place.

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March 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reduced speed limits, traffic calming, better education seen as keys to improvement.

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February 28, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Growth is fastest in mid-sized cities with strong economies.

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February 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Firm is accepting industry applicants to test the product.

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February 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems.

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February 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Switch from propane to electricity is critical to plan. 

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February 21, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Accounts for dynamic shading from trees, buildings and other structures.

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February 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributig Editor

Energy benchmarking survey shows flat emissions pattern over past 20 years.

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February 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Capacity to store more than 2 million gallons of storm water on site.

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February 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Based on British standard and a publicly available standard.

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February 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New business models create disintermediation.

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February 11, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Benefits include driving tax revenue, business activity, and smart development.

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February 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Parking spots converted to bike lanes, transit is fast and easy.

Two light switches

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February 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes automatic shut offs for buildings of all sizes.

Solar panel being installed

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February 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Can be combined with virtual net-metering software and tax-enabled financing.

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February 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mixed-use tower would rise 21 stories high.

Boston, Mass.

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February 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Opposed by real estate and trade groups, plan could generate $1 billion in next decade.

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January 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Streamlined process intended to improve efficiency, reduce hassle for bidders.

Two construction workers at a site

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January 30, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More diversity needed to keep pace with demand for workers.

January 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Emphasizes human health and integrative building design.

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January 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Educate and lead clients to more sustainable choices, says LEED fellow.

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