Environmental Design: Designing for the Future and the Now

Sustainability has become an increasingly essential part of the built environment, and influences our everyday lives. As a result of this, Environmental Design has become progressively popular. This discipline involves designing and creating buildings, products, and programs that possess a low carbon footprint, or are carbon negative. The focus is to improve the health of …

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What is a Passively Cooled Building?

Designing a home without consideration for the local climate can make it unlivable without depending on air conditioning. And if you are concerned about the environment and climate change, air conditioning is bad news! With most electrical grids using fossil fuels to generate electricity, not only is air conditioning expensive to install and operate, it …

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Sustainability – From Compliance to Value Driver

Sustainability is clearly at the center of the agenda for the corporate world. But has it really taken center stage? If one follows the career discussions in Sustainability, the focus has remained largely around compliance (with a few exceptions). This is clearly an opportunity lost – sustainability needs to move from ‘Compliance’ to ‘Value’. Does …

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7 Skills for Success in Energy Efficiency

Article summary: Like any career, jobs in energy efficiency need both hard and soft skills, and the qualifications vary depending on the position. But there’s a few skills that will come in handy for any role in the energy sector, including engineering, manufacturing, and construction. Read on to learn what they are!  All jobs require …

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Voluntary Carbon Markets – AN INTRODUCTION TO REDD+: What is REDD+ and why do we need it?

Carbon markets play a key role in the transition to a low carbon economy, by enabling activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to be part of the economy. Within the next few decades we will have enough technology for society to live in a world with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. But until then, we need …

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How to Craft your Resume for the Sustainability Sector

You’ve always loved nature and now that you’ve graduated, you’re filled with an urgent drive to do something to help the planet; or you’re a job changer who wants to make a difference; or you might already be in a green role and are looking to develop your career. After scouring job boards, you find …

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Expanding the Understanding and Definition of a “Sustainability Manager”

Those following sustainability trendlines know sustainability is a growing career field. This growth will become even more pronounced through the 2020s, driven both by a new Biden/Harris administration in the United States, continued international support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, further shifts towards the triple bottom line in business (and those teaching this …

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6 High-Paying Jobs in Sustainability

Article Summary: Sustainability is a growing trend in business and industry, especially in a post-COVID world. As more and more companies develop new positions and roles to implement sustainable practices, careers in sustainability are increasing and becoming more lucrative. Learn more about six high-paying jobs in sustainability.  Doctors, lawyers, CEOs… It might not be at …

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What is Energy Efficiency?

Article Summary: Energy efficiency is all about using less energy to get the same result. By adopting energy-efficient products and practices, we can save money on power bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower the strain on energy infrastructure, and increase security for countries that depend on energy imports. Learn more about the benefits, challenges, and …

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