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.”

Sustainable Suburbs

SAB Magazine

In 2011, for the first time in nearly a century, the rate of urban population growth outpaced suburban growth, reversing a trend that began with the invention of the automobile.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”.

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

Business Facilities

As states are racing to be among the leaders powered 100-percent by renewable energy, industrial giants like Samsung are pledging to join them in adopting this gold standard for sustainability at their manufacturing plants.

Sustainability in Multifamily Housing

Collaborative Construction

What can the built industry do to encourage sustainability in multifamily housing complexes in the Cincinnati area?

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

Top Five Sustainable Building Trends

Business Facilities

If you’re considering building a new facility for your company’s relocation or expansion project, the option of sustainable or “green” building has probably been a topic of discussion. Structure Tone’s sustainability team plans to conduct the survey on an annual basis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a material world

BD+C

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

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.

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.

Project Management + Sustainability: FAQ

Stok

“What will it take to achieve the sustainability goals of our project?” As a firm that provides integrated Construction Management and Sustainability Consulting , we have insight into how to prepare for a sustainability pursuit and how to manage expectations along the way.

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Sloan Launches Sustainability Resources on Earth Day

Contractor Magazine

Tools include a sustainability calculator, sustainable product chart, green product finder and more

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification

GCP Applied Technologies

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification. The webpage also provides downloads—helpful worksheets and a "Guidelines" PDF 1 —for plants to make strides toward sustainability. Sustainability. Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification.

FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

The well being of building occupants is increasingly being described as the number one driver of sustainability. The aims for a sustainable buildings have shifted in the U.S. Green Building LEED Sustainability Center for Active Design Fitwel WELL

Top 7 Sustainability Issues with Construction Industry [Pdf]

The Constructor

Construction Engineering & Management Estimating & Costing Deforestation due to Construction Loss of Biodiversity and Natural Habitats Top 7 Sustainability Issues with Construction Industry [Pdf] Water Resource Pollution due to Construction

Social Sustainability in Practice

SAB Magazine

Discussion in the media focused on the economic implications, while within sustainability circles, the concern was for the effect lower oil prices have on growth in the renewable energy sector.

Sustainable construction products and technologies

GCP Applied Technologies

Sustainable construction products and technologies. SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE | SUSTAINABLE CEMENT | SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ENVELOPE. SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE. Concrete admixtures can also optimize the production process for sustainability. SUSTAINABLE CEMENT.

1,500th Envision Sustainability Professional Credentialed

Green Building Law Update

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announced that earlier this week it reached the milestone of 1,500 Envision Sustainability Professionals who have been credentialed in the use of the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system. Envision LEED Sustainability

How to Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Sustainable Buildings?

The Constructor

How to maintain indoor air quality in sustainable buildings? The post How to Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Sustainable Buildings? appeared first on

Real-world impact of admixtures on sustainability

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-world impact of admixtures on sustainability. concrete / admixture / sustainability. However, the impact of admixtures on sustainability can be complex, and involve many variables. cp201 real world admixtures and sustainability 900.

Why Embracing Construction Tech Leads to Sustainable Profit Growth

Construction Business Owner

Why Embracing Construction Tech Leads to Sustainable Profit Growth. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:46. How your construction company can improve your accounting and accounts payable processes with construction tech and software

SUSTAINABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION & CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Constructor

What is sustainability in construction and civil engineering? Sustainability in construction and civil engineering is the optimization of. Building Technology Buildings Construction Green Buildings Sustainable Building

Admixtures and sustainability

GCP Applied Technologies

Admixtures and sustainability. Cement additives and concrete admixtures are construction chemicals that reliably improve the sustainability of a broad range of cement-based systems. Provided that these obstacles are circumvented, sustainable concrete production (i.e.,

AEMSEN develops concept for sustainable urban living

BD+C

AEMSEN, a Rotterdam based architecture firm, has developed a sustainable, modular concept for urban living. .

5 of the Most Sustainable Buildings of 2017

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Earlier this year we talked about the importance of sustainability in construction , and how buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of energy usage across the globe. Kern Center at Hampshire College is a self-sustaining structure.

Are Green Building Rating Systems Really Sustainable?

Natural Building

Professor Janis Birkeland is an honorary professor at the University of Melbourne who has taught sustainable planning and architecture at several universities. Previously, she worked as a planner, architect, and lawyer in San Francisco to gain insights into the impediments to sustainability.

Family Experiments with Sustainable Living

Jetson Green

Helly Scholten of Holland has been living in an experimental sustainable house with her family since June 2015. The Scholten family will live in it for 3 years in order to experience and explore sustainable ways to live. Sustainable Rooftop Living.

Sustainability from the ground up

SAB Magazine

This is the first of two articles featuring the work of emerging practices from across the country, whose vision of sustainability embraces holistic solutions implemented at a small scale.

SUSTAINABILITY IN BRICK MASONRY

The Constructor

Sustainability in brick masonry is required in todays construction to protect environment and save cost. sustainability in brick masonry materials, Building Materials Building Technology Building Tips Brick Masonry Construction construction Materials Sustainable Building

3 Sustainable Building Trends & How to Implement Them

Construction Business Owner

3 Sustainable Building Trends & How to Implement Them. Add more sustainable building practices to your list of 2020 resolutions. Elizabeth Manning. Mon, 02/03/2020 - 11:09. Here's 3 big trends in green construction and how you can implement them in your business