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Green cities and more

LEED EBOM Gold Again Brought Home to OCCC

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), recently re-certified its 3 million sq ft north-south building as LEED EBOM Gold. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first awarded the building’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

What makes a Smart City smart?

Looking only at streets and buildings, it’s difficult to tell if a city is a smart city. Monorails may dart between tall glass towers that gleam in futuristic shapes. Boulevards may be wide and...

What cities are doing about CO2

Recurring smog and daily bumper-to-bumper traffic have made citizens as well as government officials aware of a problem. Cities are pollution sources. In fact, 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions originate in cities. Solutions...