The cities of tomorrow will put new demands on our buildings. How do we prepare? A recent project to advance sustainable buildings and low-carbon communities underscores the importance of industry-academic collaboration in research and training.
By: Dr. James Freihaut, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University Lisa Tryson, Director of Corporate Communications, Danfoss Accepting and implementing rapid change has become the norm across America. The growing depth of change in the building sector suggests that traditional resistance to change is not irreversible. Indeed, historical building industry practices are more likely
The increasing demand for water leads to growing energy consumption, which consequently affects climate. Fortunately, solutions exist today to help countries and municipalities worldwide save water and energy in water supply, wastewater treatment, and irrigation of farming areas.
It’s clear: safety measures cost. And cost impacts the economy. So when economic growth levels are historically low, questions arise about safety. Do we really need all these regulations? Can we afford the safety measured we have imposed on ourselves? Should we instead pay more attention to cutting unnecessary costs and improving our productivity?