World’s First: Zero Emission Electric Construction Site

CleanTechnica

Even in cities like Oslo, Norway, which is typically thought of as progressive and "green" here in the 'States, more than 20% of the total CO2 emissions comes from heavy-duty construction equipment. That fact has motivated the authorities in Oslo to enact laws that say all new, public buildings must be built with "fossil-free" construction machinery.

German Construction Company Arikon Will Build Tesla Gigafactory In Brandenburg

CleanTechnica

German construction company Arikon is scheduled to start building Giga Berlin on March 19. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Green Economy Lithium-Ion Batteries Manufacturing Arikon Construction Germany Tesla Tesla Europe Tesla Germany Tesla Gigafactory 4

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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.

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.

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

Construction Increases Environmental Remediation

The Environmental Blog

Oil spills, sewage overflow, construction runoff…whether or not it makes news headlines, our communities face new hazardous waste contamination each day. As the economy has improved and increased construction and manufacturing projects the last few years, so too has the need for remediation and environmental cleanup. Contamination occurs every single day in the form of transportation runoff, natural disaster wreckage, construction waste, and storage tank decay.

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?

CASE 580 EV | Project Zeus Promises Quieter Job Sites

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Air Quality Clean Transport Electric Vehicles backhoe case case construction construction construction equipment electric construction equipment loaderCASE is calling its new machine "Project Zeus," and it's the industry's first electric backhoe loader. And, according to CASE, it offers levels of power and performance that are equivalent to similarly sized, diesel-engined backhoes in the market while producing zero "tailpipe" emissions.

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

Tesla Model Y Factory Shell In China Now Fully Constructed

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Model Y factory shell at the Shanghai Gigafactory (Giga Shanghai) is now complete. Clean Transport Tesla Tesla China Tesla Gigafactory 3 Tesla Model Y Tesla Model Y China

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.

Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

CleanTechnica

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. The President and CEO at CRDC, Donald Thompson, answered some questions about the materials for CleanTechnica. Buildings Fossil Fuels Green Economy Manufacturing Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) costa rica plastic waste

Lucid Motors Begins Construction Of Arizona Factory

CleanTechnica

After 3 years of delay, Lucid Motors has begun building its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, thanks to a $1 billion line of funding from Saudi Arabia. Production is expected to begin in about a year. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Lucid Air Lucid factory Lucid Motors

Liebherr Releases First All-Electric Cement Mixer

CleanTechnica

Swiss construction firm Liebherr recently announced an all-electric first for heavy-duty construction sites. Air Quality Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing cement mixer concrete mixer construction equipment electric cement mixer electric construction equipment liebherr liebherr etm volvo Volvo Trucks wtm 1005Meet the ETM — a five-axle semi truck mixer based on the new 670 HP all-electric Volvo FM.

Uganda’s Kiira Motors: Electric Bus Pilot Program & Jinja EV Factory Construction Update

CleanTechnica

Ugandan electric vehicle manufacturing firm Kiira Motors wants to take advantage of all those clean electrons to power the transition to electromobility in Uganda and beyond. Kiira has also been running a pilot for its Kayoola Electric buses.

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.

Tesla Kicks Off Construction Of Phase 2 At Gigafactory 3 In Shanghai

CleanTechnica

Tesla hasn't even shipped the first production vehicle from the first phase of construction at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China, but it's already breaking ground on the second phase of construction next door, according to a new report from gigafisherman Chao Zhou.

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.

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.

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

Wedge-shaped Sideyard champions CLT construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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.

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

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 .

Electric-Hybrid Yacht With 26 KW Of Solar Power Under Construction

CleanTechnica

The Silent 80, from Silent Yachts, is a trans-ocean electric-hybrid catamaran with a 26 kW solar power system onboard. Franz Bose, from SILENT-YACHTS, answered some questions for CleanTechnica. Boats Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Solar Energy Solar Panels Silent Yachts

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 .

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Tesla Autopilot & Smart Summon Handle Construction Zone & Traffic Cones Like A Boss

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk and the Tesla software team are aiming to roll out all of the features of its Full Self-Driving package by the year-end, a tough goal but one that should be achievable with a little margin here and there. The latest version of the Tesla firmware update shows that the cars can now detect traffic cones. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Tesla Tesla autopilot Tesla Full Self-Driving Tesla Model 3 Tesla Smart Summon Tesla Summon

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.

Natural Power appointed for construction phase at Vattenfall’s South Kyle wind farm development

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed by Vattenfall to undertake services during the construction phase at the 240MW, 50-turbine South Kyle wind farm in East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland