Buildings account for a whopping 39 per cent of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions. The best way for the built environment to shrink its carbon footprint is for the industry to work together to find sustainable solutions.
With data theft and other forms of cyber-crime making regular headlines globally, organisations can’t afford to ignore how they safeguard their digital systems. But cybersecurity remains an overlooked issue in one incredibly fundamental area: sustainable buildings.
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From real-time traffic information to temperature and wind direction, fusing data from various sources can reveal valuable insights that help cities make informed decisions designed to cut air pollution and emissions.
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To combat the fires in Indonesia and worsening haze, a Singaporean-based blockchain development company has launched the Global Ledger initiative to develop a coordinated regional and global response to such catastrophes.
Technology can harm our ailing planet if the process by which we produce modern-day gadgets is planned improperly. See why the world needs circular solutions to develop sustainably and why energy has a crucial role to play.
Despite the global aim of ending hunger by 2030, the farming is becoming more risky and uncertain thanks to climate change. Connecting farmers to information and each other can help mitigate this, says research scientist Leah Samberg.
Poor urban residents coming second-class commuters, having to pay to use park benches, and disclosing personal data without consent: To avoid such consequences of smart cities, governments have to think about ethics, say researchers.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?