What the U.S. can learn from European prison design

What the U.S. can learn from European prison design

gbdmagazine.com 22 Feb '18, 4pm

In the United States, over the course of five years, 50% of released prisoners will return to prison, according to a Stanford Law School report. This rate of recidivism is evidence that our penal system is broken. A new system focused on compassionate rehabilitation rather than punishment must be considered. The U.S. prison population is uniquely burdensome compared to other countries. The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights says the 2.2 million people imprisoned in America account for a quarter of the population of people incarcerated worldwide. And one in 31 U.S. residents is under the control of the criminal justice system. Pris...

Apply for a scholarship to attend IMPACT 2018

usgbc.org 22 Feb '18, 10pm

Seeking to advance health and sustainability in your community? Apply for a scholarship to attend the regional IMPACT conference. At USGBC, w...

Africa's first waste-to-energy plant to supply 30% of Addis Ababa's household electricity needs

inhabitat.com 22 Feb '18, 1pm

Waste incineration is a popular energy source in Europe; there are 126 plants in France, 121 in Germany, and 40 in Italy, according to UNEP. ...

JUST IN: Investor Confidence Project Rolls Out Certification + Training Through #GBCI.

gbci.org 21 Feb '18, 9pm

ICP aims to scale investment in energy efficiency projects through the use of standards that increase confidence in the performance of buildi...

Green roofs don't have to be all about #sedums - #wildflowers on green roofs work too

livingroofs.org 20 Feb '18, 7am
Green roofs don't have to be all about #sedums - #wildflowers on green roofs work too

Extensive green roofs tend to have a thinner growing medium than intensive green roofs.They therefore require less maintenance. As they are l...

The Deerings #Passivhaus: Stylish & #sustainable in suburbia

passivhaustrust.org.uk 20 Feb '18, 11am

The Deerings is a detached Passivhaus that replaces a former bungalow, and is a contemporary ...

6 #GreenBuilding Tips for #Environmentally Responsible #Construction by @ryan...

greenbuildinginsider.com 21 Feb '18, 2pm

Green building strategies can help you save energy, reduce operating costs and live a more en...

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