The Americas

Envizi expands US operations with new appointment

Energy and sustainability software provider Envizi has appointed US-based Matthew Stavis as vice-president, building energy optimisation, in a move designed to strengthen the company’s position in the American market. Mr…

Timber goes even taller in Vancouver

Canadian developer PortLiving is set to build a 19-storey mixed-use residential project that will be Vancouver’s tallest hybrid timber tower. The Terrace House project has been designed by Shigeru Ban…

Trump to pull US out of Paris

Reports have confirmed United States president Donald Trump will pull out of the international agreement to keep global temperature rise to 2°C. While the president has tweeted that he will…

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…