5 Ways to Understanding Sustainable Construction

U.S. Green Technology

5 Techniques for Sustainable Building Construction Sustainable construction covers two main facets: following protocols that will reduce the impact on the environment during the building process and creating something that will have a positive impact in the future.

Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction

U.S. Green Technology

Why Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction? A large part of the movement includes green building practices in which companies approach new construction with a combination of protecting the environment and our natural resources with cutting energy costs and saving clients money. The post Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction appeared first on U.S. Green initiatives are on the rise.

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Why Modular Construction Is More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is one of the most necessary sectors in the world. In comparison to the traditional method, modular construction is the more sustainable option. Modular construction entails partial building in a controlled, off-site location, like a factory. The post Why Modular Construction Is More Sustainable appeared first on U.S. It’s also one of the most common culprits of energy waste and pollution.

Construction of Europes largest vertical farm is underway

Inhabitat - Innovation

The first phase of construction on the new Nordic Harvest vertical farm has been completed after just 6 months of work

Become a Leader in the Construction Industry by Incorporating These 5 Innovative Strategies

U.S. Green Technology

Leadership and Innovation in the Construction Industry The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Since the stone age, when early humans lived in caves, to the present day when we inhabit gigantic skyscrapers, humanity has accomplished extraordinary feats in the field of construction. The post Become a Leader in the Construction Industry by Incorporating These 5 Innovative Strategies appeared first on U.S.

The climate case for construction

GreenBiz

But there are solutions to make construction more efficient, resilient and safer. Buildings have an outsize impact on the environment. Buildings Built Environment Clean Economy Cleantech Pollution Prevention

Could Green Concrete Change the Construction Industry?

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is undergoing a significant adjustment in recent years, with global trends leaning toward more sustainable sourcing and building practices. With green certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design becoming widely implemented in commercial and residential construction, the industry is adapting to new standards. The post Could Green Concrete Change the Construction Industry?

The Construction Industry Meets Technology Disruption – Finally

CleanTech Group

Construction is a $12 Trillion industry, accounting for almost 13% of the Global GDP. Construction and buildings are also responsible for 38% of global emissions, producing ~25%-30% of all waste in Europe. While construction incumbents. Cross-sector Trends Energy & Power Energy Efficiency Construction

Construction: the next normal

Fairsnape

As construction along with other sectors emerges from varying degrees of Corona lockdown we have an opportunity, a rare opportunity and the only one we may have in our life times to shape the next normal. What then, for construction and the built environment. I was asked just this week to comment on a number of bullet points that have underpinned many construction training modules. What does this new landscape mean to construction targets.

How Renewable Energy Is Being Used by Construction Companies

U.S. Green Technology

The post How Renewable Energy Is Being Used by Construction Companies appeared first on U.S. In the last decade, the U.K. has decreased their dependency on carbon energy more than any other country in the world. In 2019, for the first time since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, renewable power supplied more electricity than fossil fuels in the U.K. Government regulation plays a crucial role in defining the success.

New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled

Inhabitat - Innovation

Researchers have come up with a new, more eco-friendly and effective form of building insulation material. The new material was developed due to the shortcomings of the traditional polyurethane-based foam insulators

How to Boost Your Career in Construction

The Environmental Blog

The construction industry is a popular, ever-growing field, and with more young people than ever before opting to learn a trade in favor of attending college and earning a degree, the competition is getting fiercer. If you’ve decided to make your career in the construction industry, then you’ll be glad to hear that it’s a sector where employees tend to be happier compared to various others.

Volvo Group delivers electric construction vehicles for major construction project in Paris

Charged

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has delivered an all-electric Volvo FE Electric truck with an electrically powered crane, as well as a Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator, to French contractor Eiffage.

The Surprising Effects of Construction on the Environment

The Environmental Blog

The construction industry is one of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions , playing a huge role in climate change. The effects of construction on the environment are immense from mining precious resources, extracting materials, and destroying habitat. When thinking about how this sector impacts the environment, it is easy to picture the typical construction zone, with dirt, lots of machinery, and brand new resources like steel and wood ready to be assembled.

Lucid Motors completes construction of its EV factory

Charged

Just under a year after breaking ground in Casa Grande, Arizona, Lucid Motors has finished construction of its first EV factory, and has begun the commissioning process.

Wedge-shaped Sideyard champions CLT construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cross-laminated timber is the key to Sideyard's success

This industrial complex has a facade made from its own construction waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

The building features sunken courtyards with earth-cooled floors and a stone screen facade made from the complex's own construction waste

A Carbon Hierarchy for (Net) Zero Carbon Construction

Fairsnape

Writing in FutuREstorative back in 2016, I looked at what a construction project would look like in response to the Living Building Challenge ‘s “what if every act of construction made the world a better place” … Projects would be net positive in all aspects, on place, nature, water, health, even knowledge and of course carbon. Construction projects are carbon-positive: Strict carbon planning and management is key. This is Part 2 of Zero Carbon Series.

Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants

Renewable Energy World

Dam Design and Construction Environmental Latin America News Hydropower FinanceBrazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI.

Cambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement

Eco-Business

Limestone mountains are being devoured to meet demand from the construction industry, with little thought to the undiscovered species that may be lost

Sustainable and Green Construction Trends

AGreenLiving

More homeowners are becoming aware of how their home construction … The post Sustainable and Green Construction Trends appeared first on Earth911.com. See the original post here: Sustainable and Green Construction Trends. Business Eco Green appeared-first construction-green green construction green construction trends home home & garden home construction homeowners-are how-their

World's largest 3D-printed building opens in Dubai after 2 weeks of construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in Dubai, the 6,998-square-foot administrative building was constructed in just 2 weeks

Lightsource bp Completes $380m Financing and Mobilizes Construction on 316 Megawatts of Solar in Texas

altenergymag

-163MW Elm Branch and 153MW Briar Creek solar projects expected to offset greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 370,000 metric tons of CO2 annually -Power contracts with energy partners Allianz and L3Harris Technologies supported project financing -Projects will create 500 or more local jobs during construction

Construction Project Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Construction Project Manager | Able Grid | Boulder or Denver, CO. Able Grid Energy Solutions is seeking a Construction Project Manager for a large battery energy storage project located in Texas. The Construction Project Manager will report to project owners and work closely with other members of Able Grid’s execution team. . Monitor construction progress; resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies or other issues that may cause delay .

Construction Project Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Construction Project Manager | Able Grid | Boulder or Denver, CO. Able Grid Energy Solutions is seeking a Construction Project Manager for a large battery energy storage project located in Texas. The Construction Project Manager will report to project owners and work closely with other members of Able Grid’s execution team. . Monitor construction progress; resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies or other issues that may cause delay .

Second US Offshore Wind Project Finishes Construction Off Virginia

GreenTechMedia

The follow-up project is scheduled to enter construction in 2024 using the largest wind turbine ever released commercially, Siemens Gamesa’s new 14MW model. “It’s interesting that the only thing [Dominion] has demonstrated so far is they could construct it — they’ve done nothing related to operations yet. Dominion Energy and its partner Ørsted have completed installation of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S.

All American to finish construction of hydrogen fuel cell vessel

CleanTech Alliance

has been awarded a contract by Switch Maritime (SW/TCH) to complete the construction and outfitting of an aluminum 70?, Source: Workboat Staff, WorkBoat, March 26 All American Marine (AAM), Bellingham, Wash., 84-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric drive e-ferry. The ferry (referred to as the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project) will operate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to its transfer to […]. Industry News

A PQQ for Regenerative Construction

Fairsnape

From COST Restore publication : Regenerative Construction and Operation Bridging the gap between design and construction, following a Life Cycle Approach consisting of practical approaches for procurement, construction, operation and future life.

Komatsu, Proterra Partner To Electrify Heavy Construction Vehicles

Forbes Green Tech

This will be the Burlingame, California-startup’s first application for off-road construction vehicles. Previously, most of Proterra’s battery packs have gone into public transit buses, school buses or delivery vans.

Investors call on construction material companies to commit to net zero emissions by 2050

Fairsnape

With the construction materials sector exposed to significant transition and physical risk resulting from climate change, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) recent paper, Investor Expectations of Companies in the Construction Materials Sector , outlines the steps that investors expect companies to take to manage climate risks and accelerate action to decarbonise in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Utility’s approach to explosion risk assessment wins construction industry award

Envirotec Magazine

An innovative, industry-leading digital approach to explosion risk assessment has seen a win for Yorkshire Water, which was named as Digital Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA).

$13 trillion: China's expected construction spending by 2030. Will some go to zero carbon buildings?

GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on WRI Insights.China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. China Buildings Built Environment Cities Energy & Climate Energy

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

CleanTech Alliance

Jay Inslee, in consultation with the state’s construction industry, announced a plan today to allow current construction projects to be completed. The recommendations were informed by workers, contractors, health and safety experts, and local government officials, for safe construction standards. “I Source: Gov. Jay Inslee, Medium.com, April 24, 2020 Gov.

Casa I combines traditional courtyard typology with modern construction in Chile

Inhabitat - Innovation

Rooted in a tradition of embracing outdoor space, the residence — simply dubbed Casa I — is also decidedly modern in design and construction

New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled

AGreenLiving

With the technology already tested and proven in the lab, it only has to go through trials in the construction industry to determine its viability. New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled.

Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 2)

Charged

The previous article in this two-part series looked at specialized materials that are (or will be) used in motors; the focus this time will be on the innovative methods of construction that make motors more suitable for EV traction applications. But first, a quick review of motor operation and construction. One construction that helps keep the magnets cooler, and which works well in smaller motors, at least—think e-bikes or, maybe, motorcycles—is the outrunner design.

To build or not to build: TVA asks public to weigh in on construction of large solar farm

Renewable Energy World

The purpose of this EIS is to address the potential environmental effects associated with constructing, operating, maintaining, and decommissioning the solar facility.

Civil engineering firm to construct a new hydropower station in Reading

Envirotec Magazine

Civil engineering specialist Land & Water has won a contract to construct a new hydropower station at Caversham Weir in Reading on behalf of client Reading Hydro CBS. This is all part of the company’s commitment towards protecting the local wildlife in the areas it constructs.

McCarthy begins construction on 61-MW Turquoise Solar project in Nevada

Solar Power World

McCarthy Building Companies recently began construction on a large solar project in Sparks, Nevada. Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, a utility-scale solar energy development company, received the green light to proceed with the project after acquiring the project… The post McCarthy begins construction on 61-MW Turquoise Solar project in Nevada appeared first on Solar Power World.

AKA Patagonia pays tribute to the Chilean landscape with low-impact construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

The hotel boasts views of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers