Solar-Powered Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management has a Recyclable Anodized Aluminum Skin

The Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management in Montpellier, France is as much a sculpture as it is a functional mixed-use facility. Comprised of two main buildings connected by foot bridges and wrapped in a recyclable anodized aluminum skin, the project officially inaugurated this month was designed by Studio Fuksas and completely transforms the ZAC Port Marianne area in the western part of the city. Sigue leyendo

Índice Global de Economía Verde: Alemania y Dinamarca en cabeza

Índice Global de Economía Verde: Alemania y Dinamarca en cabezaSe ha elaborado la tercera edición del Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), que valora la economía verde de los países a partir de quince puntos. Alemania y Dinamarca están a la cabeza de las economías verdes del mundo. Este año, como novedad, se incluye la primera encuesta global que mide la reputación verde de las ciudades. Sigue leyendo

Is the natural gas revolution good or bad for energy efficiency?

Is the natural gas revolution good or bad for energy efficiency?

If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner.

The dramatic rise in natural gas supply, and fall in price, has reconfigured the energy scene in the United States. It’s suddenly created a bounty of domestic energy which has driven down wholesale power prices and accelerated retirement of polluting coal-fired plants. Sigue leyendo