Lack of performance design awareness hindering built environment decarbonisation, says new research

Greater awareness of performance-based building design could be the key to more energy-efficient buildings and rapid progression in the built environment’s contribution to the climate change fight, reveals new report.

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Five data-driven actions to impact climate change

Consumers are demanding action, with 86% in one survey saying they’ve decided not to purchase from companies that are doing too little to tackle climate change. What’s more, 28% think most brands they buy from aren’t doing enough to fight the climate emergency, and 54% of decision-makers, who undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social

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DataQube secures €26mn from French investment management company, RGREEN INVEST

Cambridge UK. 2nd December – DataQube Global Ltd, developer of the standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million Serie A funding from RGREEN INVEST, a French investment management company focused on financing green infrastructure and technology projects.

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How the IoT enables more effective air quality monitoring

Many cities on the U.S.’s West Coast recently endured the worst air quality in the world due to ongoing forest fires. In addition to the suffering from damage wreaked on homes and infrastructure, exposure to toxic particles produced by the fires can cause long term health problems for residents in the affected regions, especially in urban

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SHV Energy implements global remote LPG tank monitoring with Sigfox Netherlands’ 0G network

Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France – 21st October, 2021 – SHV Energy and Sigfox are rolling out a global LPG tank level monitoring solution. The implementation has started in France, Belgium and Germany and is already generating lower carbon emissions and improved customer satisfaction.

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World Economic Forum launches toolbox of solutions to accelerate decarbonisation in cities

With the percentage of people living in cities projected to rise to 68% by 2050, resulting in high energy consumption, greater infrastructure needs and, carbon emissions, cities have a critical role to play in the race to reach net zero. To help address this challenge, the World Economic Forum, is releasing iteration of its Toolbox of Solutions,

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Terra Virtua transitions to Polygon as it aims for an environmentally friendly blockchain

Terra Virtua, the social, digital collectibles platform, has announced that it has switched from Ethereum to the Polygon blockchain.

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Nokia and City of Melbourne trial AI technology to keep city streets safe and clean

Nokia and the City of Melbourne have conducted a trial using Nokia Scene Analytics artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop a deeper understanding of waste disposal behaviour.

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Tech sectors receive major boost from landmark $3.5trn infrastructure package

Growth in key tech sectors is set to rocket after a landmark $1 trillion (€0.85 trillion) infrastructure package bill passed in the US Senate, part of a comprehensive $3.5 trillion (€2.98 trillion) plan within President Biden’s post-COVID Build Back Better initiative and paralleling the UN‘s Race To Zero campaign.

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Utilising the IoT to transform tree monitoring, management

Since they came into force in 2016, the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement have prompted many governments to rethink their “green” status, including how they approach global issues such as deforestation and controlling CO2 levels.

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Westminster goes electric with 1,000 electric vehicle charge points

The City Council, working in partnership with Siemens GB&I, installed the 1,000th EV charging point in April 2021 and are on track to deliver another 500 chargers by April 2022.

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Scotland’s climate tech report shows global opportunities

Scotland is playing a role to develop new technology that can help meet the challenge of global climate change. That is according to Scotland’s analysis of the sector.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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Balearic Islands to become a smart tourist destination by expanding IoT sensor networks

The environmental report of ESPO (The European Sea Ports Organisation) for 2018 shows that air quality remains the main priority of European ports. Aware of this, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands has been working hard since 2016 to also know the level of air quality,

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Engineering simulation firm ANSYS and 3D CAD company PTC to offer integrated solution

ANSYS and PTC announced at LiveWorx 18 digital transformation conference that they are partnering to accelerate product innovation by providing customers a new simulation-driven design solution.

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Renesas Electronics updates model-based development environment for multicore automotive control microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced an update to its “Embedded Target for RH850Multicore” model-based development environment for multicore microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive control applications.

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