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Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

A deep energy retrofit aims to achieve a 50 per cent or greater reduction in building energy usage and can reduce carbon emissions 30 per cent or more.

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Several federal regulations pertaining to fuel and motor vehicle emission standards decreased emissions to help the area achieve the standard.

Pittsburgh calculates environmental and economic impact of its infrastructure

Pittsburgh calculates environmental and economic impact of its infrastructure

The US city is using the Siemens City Performance Tool to identify a technology roadmap to help it reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Sydney stages first trial of green road

Sydney stages first trial of green road

The Australian city has replaced a section of roadway in Alexandria with geopolymer concrete made from fly ash and blast furnace slag.

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.

London launches its first ever climate action week

London launches its first ever climate action week

Taking place from 1-8 July, it will bring together the UK capital’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO and cultural sectors

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Research by Juniper finds that revenues will reach $4.4bn by 2023 and the leading traffic technology cities are Barcelona and San Francisco.

Which cities make the climate change A-list?

Which cities make the climate change A-list?

The international non-profit, CDP, has awarded 43 global cities the top grade for climate leadership and action in its first ranking on climate change.

Washington state rewards carbon zero commuters

Washington state rewards carbon zero commuters

Washington Business Alliance and Hytch aim to reduce congestion and carbon emissions by using a rewards platform to reinforce desired behaviours.