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The Uruguay case with renewables

Climate Summit in Paris has been an intense encounter to define the roadmap in the coming years regarding environmental strategies, which will be the medium term to mark the future of the planet in this area. Amid the proposals, objections and negotiations there are inspiring cases. Like Uruguay. The country has had its prominence these …

Highest sustainable building

The highest sustainable skyscraper in the world will be in Bilbao, Spain. The Bolueta building, which began its construction last July at the Bilbao district of the same name, will surpass the first one in just 5 meters. In total, it will have 88 meters height. Designed by the architectural firm Varquitectos, Bolueta is part of a complex of …

The 13 most innovative clean technologies

Energy saving devices in homes, flexible solar panels, low-cost systems for consumers to earn money by recycling, microalgae to produce better biofuels … Clean technologies are a good deal to help improve the environment, economy and the lives of consumers, and its potential for the coming years is enormous. This article highlights the most innovative …

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Arcology

The cities are getting bigger. Some, like Tokyo or Mexico City, exceed ten million people. And they are still growing. In 2050 it is estimated that the planet could reach nine billion inhabitants. Urban sprawl replaces natural environments by new metropolitan areas. Against this, the “arcology” advocates for huge skyscrapers occupying the smallest possible territory …

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Transparent Solar Cells

In August 2014, researchers from the University of Michigan created the first fully transparent solar concentrator, which can turn any window or glass slide (like the one on your phone) in a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike previous “transparent” cells, these are truly transparent, as seen in the photos. According to, Richard Lunt, que dirigió la investigación, who …

¿What is the sustainability?

Sustainability can be defined as the ability of sustain itself. If an activity is considered sustainable, it should be able to go on forever. But it is not as simple as that. In 1992 the Brundtland Commission, formerly known as the World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainability as follows: “Development that meets the …

LEED

Stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a certification system for sustainable buildings developed by the US Green Building Council, initially implemented in 1998 in the US, its purpose is to help the owners and users of buildings to use energy resources efficiently and to achieve sustainable development. LEED has evolved since its inception incorporating …