The Americas

Carbon impact of lighter roads not so cool

Having lighter, more reflective roads and walkways is often used as a strategy to reduce the urban heat island effect and cut energy costs, but research from the US’s Lawrence…

New York scores a WELL first for resi

Developer Gale International has achieved the world’s first multi-residential WELL Building Standard certification for its 21W20 Flatiron luxury condominium project in Manhattan, New York. The project achieved Silver level under…

Trump’s budget a disaster for the built environment

US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget measures for 2018 would spell disaster for built environment sustainability, massacring environment, energy efficiency and affordable housing programs in his country, with potential implications…

Jason Cooper joins Switch Automation

Smart building expert Jason Cooper has joined building efficiency software company Switch Automation as vice president of global sales. Mr Cooper, who will be based in San Francisco, has 15…

John Melby joins CBL Markets’ board of directors

CBL Markets has appointed John Melby to its board of directors. Headquartered in Sydney, with operations in New York, CBL is a spot exchange operator for environmental commodity markets. Currently…