Daylighting is a design technique architects and building designers use to make the most of the sun and increase a building’s appeal. They achieve this design using solar tubes to capture and reflect light throughout the building. Light shelves and skylights also increase the amount of sunlight in a room.
Climate change is a pressing issue that affects world economies. At present, Earth is already 1.1 °C warmer than it was 200 years ago. This is because businesses continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions contribute to the rapid increase in global temperature. Carbon emissions contribute the largest percentage of these emissions.
Methamphetamines are at the heart of stimulant drug abuse, and most of us know about these drugs because of the reporting about the drug epidemic, which has caused many unfortunate overdoses, deaths, and addictions in the United States. Methamphetamines or meth for short can also negatively impact the environment. Here’s how.
The growing effects of climate change have forced many industries to rethink their best practices and find more eco-friendly solutions. The construction sector is no exception, as companies have implemented many new technologies to reduce pollution and waste. Here are some of the most influential additions to construction and how they’ve enabled sustainable building.
Commercial buildings usually follow traditional designs that optimize their use. However, new building technologies have allowed investors and engineers to drive down the negative environmental impacts of such structures. Here are four sustainable building designs for commercial properties.
Long story short: to eliminate pollution, road deaths, and traffic congestion, in other words, to make our cities more liveable, we should get cars out of cities. Here are 12 possible ways to do that, according to new research.
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. This date marks the birth of the modern environmental movement.
Combating climate change requires battling threats on multiple fronts, especially when it comes to flooding. Coastal residents have a unique waterborne threat that destroys livelihoods numerous times each year. We should consider ways to protect these regions from flooding and advocate for long-term solutions.
A microgrid is a small power grid with its own control capabilities, meaning it can operate independently from large traditional grids. They act as energy-efficient alternatives to primary sources that power large land areas throughout the world and help give underprivileged populations access to electricity, air conditioning, and other utilities. How do microgrids work, and …
Humans around the world have long displayed a thirst for power, sometimes in a literal sense. Powering virtually every aspect of daily life, the origin of our electricity is thus one of the biggest talking points in modern times. Today, approximately 84% of the world’s energy needs come from oil, gas, and coal – aka …