News & Events

There’s always a lot happening at FGBC and in the world of green building. Here, we’ve assembled information that will keep you abreast of recent developments in our organization and throughout our industry. We hope you find the news links interesting and helpful, and the event calendar a timely resource to help keep you plugged into other opportunities where you can continue to enhance your knowledge on the subjects of green building and sustainability.

Get the latest Florida foreclosure information from RealtyTrac

Sustainability News - RSS Feeds from Across the Web

Energy News

Is Climate Change Now More About Mitigation?
[Apr 12, 2024] The climate change conversation has shifted from prevention to mitigation and adaptation, focusing on the feasibility of strategies and expert opinions on reversing the worsening crisis amidst rising temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events.

Understanding How Sustainable the First Sustainable Gas Pipeline Is
[Mar 8, 2024] The world's first sustainable gas pipeline was recently introduced, sparking skepticism among environmentalists while marking a potential new era of innovation in the gas sector.

Real-Time Monitoring is the Key to Reaching Energy Reduction Targets in the U.S.
[Feb 23, 2024] Real-time monitoring and SMART building technologies can significantly reduce energy consumption and help the U.S. meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets.


Environmental Protection News

How to Celebrate Plastic Free July at Your Business
[Jul 15, 2020] Plastic Free July can be an effective way to start your sustainable journey. Follow these four steps.

5 Million Gallons of Wastewater Overflow into Maryland Creek
[Aug 12, 2019] 5.22 million gallons of sewer water overflows into Maryland's Broad Creek.

Massachusetts Real Estate Developer Will Pay $48,000 for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations
[Aug 6, 2019] EPA alleged that Farfard Real Estate and Development Corporation did not follow its Clean Water Act permit in Ledgemere Country Residential Development, Maplebrooke Commons Condominiums and Lakeview Estates.


Top Technology

AI tool creates 'synthetic' images of cells for enhanced microscopy analysis
[Apr 22, 2024] Researchers have developed a method to use an image generation AI model to create realistic images of single cells, which are then used as 'synthetic data' to train an AI model to better carry out single-cell segmentation.

This alloy is kinky
[Apr 22, 2024] Researchers have uncovered a remarkable metal alloy that won t crack at extreme temperatures due to kinking, or bending, of crystals in the alloy at the atomic level. Unlike most materials, the new alloy keeps its shape and resists cracking at both high and low temperature extremes, making it potentially suitable for demanding applications like high-efficiency aerospace engines.

To find life in the universe, look to deadly Venus
[Apr 22, 2024] Despite surface temperatures hot enough to melt lead, lava-spewing volcanoes, and puffy clouds of sulfuric acid, uninhabitable Venus offers vital lessons about the potential for life on other planets, a new paper argues.


Top Environment

AI tool creates 'synthetic' images of cells for enhanced microscopy analysis
[Apr 22, 2024] Researchers have developed a method to use an image generation AI model to create realistic images of single cells, which are then used as 'synthetic data' to train an AI model to better carry out single-cell segmentation.

World's oases threatened by desertification, even as humans expand them
[Apr 22, 2024] Oases are important habitats and water sources for dryland regions, sustaining 10% of the world's population despite taking up about 1.5% of land area. But in many places, climate change and anthropogenic activities threaten oases' fragile existence. New research shows how the world's oases have grown and shrunk over the past 25 years as water availability patterns changed and desertification encroaches on these wet refuges.

Liquid droplets shape how cells respond to change
[Apr 22, 2024] New research has shown that cells regulate cAMP/PKA signaling by forming liquid droplets that segregate excess PKA catalytic subunits where they can do no harm. Some cancers may block the formation of liquid droplets, leading to hyperactive signaling and tumor formation.