The Americas

How cities can leverage smart data to boost building efficiency

A free toolkit has been published to help local governments, utilities and other building industry players replicate the success of some US cities in leveraging smart data to make buildings more efficient and pleasant for occupants.

Code-compliant 3D-printed house built in a day

It’s almost inconceivable – a computer programmed spout, attached to a 3D printer set on tracks, extruding concrete that hardens as it builds a house (or the shell of it, minus the roof) in under 24 hours, for less than US$4000 (AU$5078).

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…