energy consumption

NYC's Tall Order for Greener Buildings

NYC's Tall Order for Greener Buildings

Making existing buildings more energy-efficient can cost millions of dollars. But under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new mandate, owners must either upgrade or pay a hefty fine.

Raising The Green Roof: Why More Big-City Businesses Are Putting Plants Up Top

Raising The Green Roof: Why More Big-City Businesses Are Putting Plants Up Top

Chemical engineer and Low and Bonar CEO Brett Simpson says he's on a mission to change this old ecosystem. He wants to shift the pace at which cities move around their water, air and even the birds and bees – and he's hoping he can do all this.. with a few more high-tech roof mats.

Starchitect Ed Mazria On The 2030 Challenge and How Designers Can Beat Climate Change

Starchitect Ed Mazria On The 2030 Challenge and How Designers Can Beat Climate Change

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ed Mazria earned an architecture degree from the Pratt Institute and continued with graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He built a successful practice in New Mexico, becoming an expert on passive solar building design and energy efficiency.