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Property innovations for a warming planet

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NATALIE HOLMES

An unusually cold winter followed by a near-global heatwave has brought the issue of climate change to the fore. A range of tech is available and in use for stemming emissions and mitigating the effects, as new climate norms emerge.

World’s smartest buildings: Palazzo Italia, Milan

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Alice Cruickshank

According to the World Health Organisation, 9 out of 10 people living in urban spaces are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution. An Italian cement company has come up with an ingenious, yet elegant solution: cladding that ‘eats’ smog.

World’s smartest buildings: Watson IoT HQ, Munich

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Alice Cruickshank

How can a technology company sell its Internet of Things innovations to companies on a global scale? Simple – they should operate from a workspace showcasing exactly what IoT systems have to offer.