June 2018

Environment Council – Consilium

The Council adopted conclusions on the circular economy, discussed proposals to update EU-wide rules on CO2 emissions standards for cars and vans, as well as the rules on the quality of water for human consumption.

Sustainable Seacoast

Protecting the places we love. Eliminating single-use plastics in the Seacoast’s restaurant industry | Check out ‘Sustainable Seacoast’ on Indiegogo.

Ultra Sustainable Skyscrapers : sustainable skyscraper

Skidmore Owings and Merrill have proposed a sustainable skyscraper design in Paris, France. At 180 meters high, the structure is rumored to be “one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe.” The master plan for the project does not only incorporate smart technology and zero-energy frameworks, but it also seeks to establish a direct connection with nature though green balconies, a sky garden and an accessible bridge to the River Seine. In between the tower and the bridge, SOM plans for a LED-lit “timber-framed rotunda.”