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Sustainable Homes promotes a far better quality of life and involves less waste, higher responsibility, lower life-cycle environmental impacts, less maintenance, and a lot of utilization of eco-friendly resources.

Making Sustainability Sustainable

Constructech

These initiatives represent a continuation of the company’s sustainability efforts since 2004, which have already driven a more than 90% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities. Companies are creators and users.

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Sustainable Starts with Products

Constructech

If we want to be more sustainable, minimize waste, and use up fewer natural resources, we must first start with the materials we are using. Consider the recent example from GCP Applied Technologies and Athena Sustainable Materials Institute , which is a nonprofit research collaborative.

DUCTILCRETE Systems Support Sustainable Warehousing

Constructech

A recent research study found that 81% of companies are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago. 1 Corporations are under pressure to operate more efficiently, spurring growth in sustainable warehousing/distribution centers.

Sustainability Online

Constructech

An online Jobsite Sustainability portal from Green Badger , a cloud-based LEED certification solution provider for the construction industry might be the answer. The Jobsite Sustainability portal streamlines and automates that process for builders and general contractors.

What’s Next: Sustainability

Constructech

First up, sustainability. Peggy Smedley penned a very interesting blog last week about the IoT in sustainability and the circular economy. She says a circular economy “pursues responsible consumption and production to ultimately create a more sustainable earth.”

Three Factors Encouraging the Transformation of Sustainable Construction

Constructech

In tandem, energy use and costs rose dramatically, causing builders to rethink methods and materials for making homes adaptable and sustainable for the long-term. Momentum of Sustainability Regulations. A More Sustainable Future.

Sustainable Suburbs

SAB Magazine

Site & Landscaping Dermot Sweeny Re-designing for the conservation of resources Re-development of suburban land Re-imagining infrastructure Re-thinking conventions SabMagazine sustainable architecture and building sustainable solutions Sustainable Suburbs The Spectrum Square project transformative urban centres

Coating for sustainability

Construction Specifier

So, the core goal of most industrial coatings is sustainability. All of these sustainability requirements have restricted the use of solvent-borne products, forcing the industry to come up with inventive, low-emitting coating systems. All images courtesy Tnemec Company, Inc.

Focus on Sustainability

Constructech

Governments and agencies around the world have formulated approaches to sustainability and environmental mitigation to address climate change and other potential economic and health issues. Incorporating sustainability principles into all project execution manuals.

Sustainable Agriculture Standard Announced

Green Building Law Update

Almost on cue (despite being in the works for more than 4 years), Leonardo Academy has announced that its LEO 4000 National Sustainable Agriculture Standard is now available for use. Leonardo Academy is well respected, including for its work on the LEED Existing Building standard, for its non-profit model of “leveraging the competitive market to advance sustainability.”. LEO 4000 responds by defining “what constitutes sustainable agriculture.”.

Nominate Your Company's Sustainability VIP

Construction Business Owner

Nominate Your Company's Sustainability VIP. Special section recognizing the industry’s foremost leaders of sustainable practices & programs. Sustainable cities and communities. sustainability. sustainability VIP. sustainable.

Sustainability from the Inside Out

Constructech

However, its operation is a key cause of climate change and the environmental impact is driving industry and governments to seek sustainable cooling and heating solutions, such as heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, along with variable speed compressors.

Resilient, Sustainable Infrastructure and Cities

Constructech

We need to overcome this in order to build the smart, resilient, sustainable infrastructure that we need. Use hashtags #construction #IoT #sustainability #AI #5G #cloud #edge #futureofwork #infrastructure.

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Construction [PDF]

The Constructor

Construction Engineering & Management Nanotechnology for Sustainable Construction sustainable construction Use of Nanomaterials with Construction Materials Use of Nanotechnology for energy savings Use of Nanotechnology for fire protection

The Hottest Environmental Trend is Sustainable Business Practices

Green Building Law Update

In a dramatic shift the fastest growing environmental issue in 2018 is sustainable business practices. What are fast growing and emergent are sustainable business practices. Barron’s earlier this month published an article about environmental, social and governance issues, “The New Allure of Sustainable Investing.” There is a definite gender difference and woman are much more interested in sustainability than men.

Bechtel, Nautilus partner on sustainable, high-performance data centers

BD+C

Bechtel and Nautilus Data Technologies say they have reached a partnership to build high-performance, sustainable data centers

Sustainability and Infrastructure

Constructech

What can be done to make infrastructure more sustainable? For the last decade, AIT Bridges and ISI have both advocated for more sustainable practices in the infrastructure industry and this collaboration should help drive sustainability and resiliency.

Sustainability and Smarts Collide in Construction

Constructech

Thus, the questions that linger for many corporate owners and facilities managers for 2021 are: how do we get people back to their offices in a safe and sustainable way? The post Sustainability and Smarts Collide in Construction appeared first on Constructech.

A Vision for a Sustainable Future

Constructech

At the onset of this year, we recognized that 2020 would be the decade of enterprise sustainability —and it seems even amid a pandemic that trend continues to hold strong. Meanwhile, construction companies , such as Bechtel , have impressive sustainability policies and targets.

Sustainable Infrastructure for 2021 and Beyond

Constructech

More specifically, the industry may see a greater focus on sustainable infrastructure. The ASCE is currently conducting a public comment period on the Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Sustainability, Water, Infrastructure, and Our Future

Constructech

Sustainability is going to impact every business in construction—and sustainability and our infrastructure are intrinsically connected. Use hashtags #construction #IoT #sustainability #AI #5G #cloud #edge #futureofwork #infrastructure #digitaltransformation #digitaltwin.

Jury Awards Millions in Sustainable Hog Case

Green Building Law Update

And while there is no doubt that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will review these verdicts, including how statutory damages caps reduce the amounts actually collectible, these cases present a harsh reality of farms being pushed to respond to demand for sustainable agricultural products while battling nuisance claims brought by carpetbagger trial lawyers on behalf of city slickers who have moved to rural farm communities.

Sustainability in Multifamily Housing

Collaborative Construction

What can the built industry do to encourage sustainability in multifamily housing complexes in the Cincinnati area? Join us next Friday, February 17, 2017 as Collaborative Construction and Benjamin Yocum & Heather joined forces with BrainBox and others to discuss Managing Sustainability in Multifamily Units in Cincinnati.

Materials Used in Sustainable Concrete?

The Constructor

I want to learn which materials are generally used in sustainable concrete and why. The post Materials Used in Sustainable Concrete? appeared first

Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Collaborative Construction

Once a construction related enterprise discards the Backwards Bike and embraces a Smart Built Culture innovation must become second nature and a great way to create and sustain a culture of innovation is to launch an in-house Innovation Center. Innovation in business revolves around creation of value. Exercises that fail to add value to an enterprise rarely qualify as innovation. In construction much of what passes for "innovation" involves nibbling at the edges of existing problems.

Recipe for a Sustainable Building

Construction Marketing

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has recently released new design guidelines to integrate NYCHA properties into a larger community and reduce their environmental impact.

City Of Santa Fe Earns Sustainability Certification

Business Facilities

Read: City Of Santa Fe Earns Sustainability Certification at BusinessFacilities.com. The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve LEED Gold status under the USGBC's more stringent LEED v4.1 rating system.

10 contractors profiting from sustainable building

Construction Dive

These are the industry leaders, per ENR revenue rankings, that are implementing sustainable practices in innovative, effective ways

Sustainability in a material world

BD+C

Each year, the mainstream definition of “sustainable design” continues to broaden its reach.

Building for Sustainability, One Block at a Time

Pro Builder

Building for Sustainability, One Block at a Time. The 2021 Sustainable, Healthier Home kicks off with a cost- and labor-efficient structural system . Sustainable, Healthier Home sponsors: . Sustainability. Sustainability

Are Adobe Houses Sustainable?

Natural Building

This is sustainable because the materials have low embodied energy, are locally abundant, and can create energy-efficient buildings. Adobe has regained popularity in recent years as a conservation method for and sustainable alternative to traditional homes.

Kentucky: Investing In Sustainable Growth

Business Facilities

Read: Kentucky: Investing In Sustainable Growth at BusinessFacilities.com. The Bluegrass State is preparing for statewide growth with site upgrades and new partnerships.

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

And while each of the core sets of documents are updated every 10 years, what is most significant about this update is the new AIA Document E204™ – 2017, Sustainable Projects Exhibit. The use of an exhibit for sustainable projects is new. AIA has previously published Sustainable Project versions of its core documents integrating specific green building text within each contract. If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a hiatus in postings.

The future of sustainable and affordable housing

Lets Build

Global warming is one of the main reasons why sustainable housing is ideal for future construction. Sustainable homes do not only help the environment by reducing the overall environmental impact during and after construction, but it contributes towards many social and economic benefits. One of the solutions to these problems can be sustainable housing, but whether these homes can be made affordable enough for the average Joe to own or rent is another question.

A Concrete Example of Sustainability

Constructech

In response to ever-increasing market demand for performance and sustainability, the LafargeHolcim family of companies is planning to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. Energy is all around us, but not always managed properly.

Polyrok: A Sustainable Recycled Plastic Aggregate Alternative for Concrete

The Constructor

The researchers from the RMIT University of Australia have found a way to develop a sustainable concrete aggregate made from lightweight recycled.

Top Sustainable Features Buyers Want

Pro Builder

Top Sustainable Features Buyers Want. When provided with the option, the majority of buyers say they would choose sustainable options, such as passive solar design and durable materials. Sustainability. Sustainability cbroderick. Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:06.

6 Sustainable Innovations Shaping Construction

The Constructor

Sustainable innovation is the process in which sustainability considerations including environmental and economy are taken into account from idea. Building Materials Building Technology Guide

Top 7 Sustainability Issues With Construction Industry

The Constructor

The construction industry is one of the largest consumers of natural resources. It primarily uses 60 percent of the world’s natural resources.