Experts Examine Future of Energy Performance

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Determining a building’s energy efficiency based solely on using predictive energy models and specifying certain design and construction attributes may be a thing of the past by the time the next generation of architects and engineers join the workforce, according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI), headquartered in Vancouver.

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Citi Commits Billions to Finance Sustainable Efforts

NEW YORK — Citi made a big promise last month to reduce the impact of climate change when it announced it would lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that will help the environment.

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Climate Change Panel Encourages Global Effort

BERLIN, Germany — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a new report that demonstrates the rising levels of global emissions of greenhouse gases despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change.

The report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, presses for major institutional and technological change in order to limit the global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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