BMW gears up for electric buses with Proterra investment

June 13, 2017 by  
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The North American company has sold at least 400 buses to Seattle, Dallas, Nashville and several dozen other U.S. cities.

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Dear Shannon: Coaching can catapult your career

June 13, 2017 by  
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Shannon counsels a jaded employee who is struggling to progress his leadership in sustainability skills.

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Why sustainability teams should engage CFOs much earlier

June 13, 2017 by  
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At many companies, sustainable business initiatives still lie outside the core business plan. That’s a mistake that could hinder progress.

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archimania’s Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor’s mansion

June 23, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of archimania’s Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor’s mansion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Archimania , courtyard building , energy efficient building , green materials , inner courtyard , Memphis , Nashville , natural light , Recycled Materials , salvaged wood , sunken courtyard , underground building

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Ismaili Center in Toronto is topped with a stunning angular glass dome

June 23, 2015 by  
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OAS1S “treescrapers” are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

June 23, 2015 by  
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OAS1S has introduced a unique concept for the future of urban green living:  a 21st century home that merges architecture and nature into one. The OAS1S houses are inspired by trees that act as modern skyscrapers. These “treescrapers” consist of wood and leaves, collect sun and water, plus provide oxygen, shelter and food. The tall, slim and detached houses have average tree-like dimensions of 6 x 6 x 12 m, with spectacular vegetation facades. The basic architecture is shaped as a number 1, and gives people the experience of being one with nature. Each home can be combined with others to create forest-like districts that mix trees with tree-like houses, in an organic and public, compact and car-free lay-out.  Construction is completed using recycled wood, organic high-value insulation, green walls and triple glazing to create off-grid, 100% self-sufficient homes. + Oas1s The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture concepts , forest-like communities , green architecture , green design , green living , green living concept , Living Walls , OAS1S , reader submission , tree skyscrapers , treescrapers , Urban design , vertical gardening

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Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor’s lawn in Tennessee

May 15, 2015 by  
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Tennessee Senate Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

April 16, 2014 by  
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Despite the country’s recent transportation victories on bike share expansion and other mass transit investments, Tennessee seems to have taken a giant step backwards. Last week, the Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly voted to ban any kind of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction in the state. The ban was heavily backed by the wealthy Koch Brothers–who some may remember for their devastating oil spill in Texas last year–and seems to have been specifically targeted at squashing the 7.1 mile AMP BRT project in Nashville. Read the rest of Tennessee Senate Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Ban on Bus Rapid Transit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: americans for prosperity , amp brt , amp bus rapid transit , brt , brt ban , brt system , Bus Rapid Transit , bus rapid transit ban , green transportation , karl dean , Koch Brothers , mass transit , Nashville , tennessee , tennessee senate

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Sun- and Wind-Powered Lifeboat Becomes a Recording Studio

October 23, 2011 by  
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Thomas Dolby/via When I mention Thomas Dolby , most of my friends draw a blank, until I mention his 1982 song, She Blinded Me With Science. Dolby has been busy since as the TED conference’s musical director, as a silicon valley tech entrepreneur, and as a dad who recently moved his family to the Eastern coast of England. After 20 years, Dolby has now released a new album A Map of the Floating City . The album was produced in one of the most beautiful recording studios. It isn’t a studio in Nashville or Los Angeles, but a studio on a solar and wind powered lifeboat moored in Dolby’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Super Flatpack Baby Crib Assembles & Transforms In A Blink

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photos: Bam B. model, via Gro Furniture As a new parent, the unending avalanche of over-packaged, saccharine-cute baby products never ceases to annoy. Cribs are no exception. We found a generic one that was affordable and built like a tank, but the process of assembling it was mildly agonizing. I might have given my left ovary for something like this flatpack crib offered by Nashville,TN’s Gro Furniture . They say it’s designed to last as a heirloom pie… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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