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  • BRA Releases RFP for Energy Positive Green Residential Buildings

      Menino’s pilot Energy Positive (E+) Green Building Program is working towards creating public awareness of green, energy efficient buildings.  This program is part of the Department of Neighborhood Development, Office of Environment & Energy Services, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). E+ is planning on constructing 1 to 4 unit residential green building prototypes [...]

  • Creating Green Energy with Piezoelectricity!

    In our previous post on the Urban Field, creator Anthony Di Mari uses an energy called piezoelectricity to power his wind components.  We were curious about this type of energy and wanted to learn more.  Here is what we found!

  • The Boston Harbor Association Sea Level Rise Forum

    The Boston Harbor Association’s first Boston Sea Level Rise Forum on November 9th and 10th at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre and the John Joseph Moakely Courthouse respectively, aims to be one of the most informative and stimulating discussions on the issue of climate change and sea level rise. In addition to debuting maps [...]

  • 192 Countries Represented at Shanghai Expo

    By Guest Blogger: Sophia Chang The Shanghai Expo is nothing short of an architecture petting zoo. Walking down the broad avenues, one pavilion after another demands attention and entices visitors inside, or at least into hours of anticipation standing in line! Each building represents one of the one hundred and ninety-two countries which came together [...]