- Engineers look at alternative paving materials to reduce the heat island effect in Phoenix. (via Planetizen)
- Martha Stweart, queen of the home, offers her own energy saving tips.
- A thoughtful discussion about whether it is appropriate for state and city governments to adopt LEED standards as building requirements.
- Motorola has developed a way to charge your cell phone from the energy produced while riding your bike.
- The EPA has rolled out the WaterSense label for water efficient appliances, but can they change peoples minds about their effectiveness?
- The NYC DOT unveiled their new plaza initiative on Thursday with a traingular parcel in Brooklyn. A former parking space, it is now painted green and dotted with planters, benches, tables and umbrellas.
- Popular Mechanics brings us a guide to sustainability and green living (via Apartment Therapy – Green Home)
- MTA and DEP claim it isn’t effective to design subway pumping/sewer systems for huge rain events like the one that hit NYC on Wednesday, an issue we have to deal with in our design on a regular basis. However, if we’re due to have a lot more of these storms, maybe it does make sense afterall. (via Streetsblog)
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