EDGE is an innovation of IFC. It helps you to design green buildings in more than 100 countries.
EDGE encourages resource-efficient building growth by proving the business case for building green. Whether you are constructing homes or apartments, hotels or resorts, offices, retail, or health care buildings, EDGE empowers you to build sustainably.… read more »
The amount of e-waste in worldwide circulation that is part of illegal trades, or which is unloaded straight into dumping grounds in impoverished countries, is unknown. The problem, however, exists. “If even just 10 or 20 percent of incoming devices donâ€™t work, as some studies prove, considering the enormous amounts being transferred this would cause a considerable flow of toxic waste towards the receiving countries,” explains Jaco Huisman, the former coordinator of the STEP Initiative, a project by the United Nations University aimed at solving the problem of e-waste.… read more »
We are using the wrong techniques for water and wastewater management. We need lots of apps that can help SMEs and the general consumer to manage our wastewater efficiently, effectively and sustainably. Managing wastewater by sewage and sanitation plants—our preferred shortcuts are heading in the wrong direction.… read more »
Sandals that grow 5 sizes in 5 years to help millions of poor children.
Sometimes, the simplest invention can change millions of lives. That’s the goal of The Shoe That Grows, a sandal invented by inventor Kenton Lee that can adjust its size, allowing children in impoverished nations to grow up without having to go barefoot.… read more »
GrrenOvation Press Conference in the Department of Trade and Industry office in Makati last July 15. In attendance were DTI Director Lydia Guevarra, Ms Pacita Juan of EchoStore and ASEC Bless Lantayona, Volker Steigerwald, Ed Canela and the GreenOvation Team and GIZ PR group. The group also extended the deadline for entry submission from July 31 to August 15, 2015.… read more »
The future of furniture might also be the future of food. Or is that the other way around? Designers are increasingly turning to microalgae, which is effectively a “liquid plant,” because it can be suspended in fluid and utilized as a design material as well as harnessed for its food production qualities.… read more »
Rebecca Hartje* & Michael Hübler found that a significant and positive impact of smartphone and mobile phone ownership on households’ income. This impact is qualitatively robust across several robustness checks. They concluded that advanced mobile communication devices can support rural techno-economic development. Entitled “Are Smartphones Smart for Economic Development?” the paper also detailed the econometric methodology from the data gathered i household surveys in the rural Southeast Asian Mekong region at the beginning of the year 2013.… read more »
Some 780 million people lack access to clean water, according to the World Bank. As the global population swells and urban migration intensifies, water utilities will be under increasing pressure to make every drop count. Yet delivering water to people in remote regions and peri-urban areas presents distinct challenges.… read more »