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.


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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 climate case for construction


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

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. The post Become a Leader in the Construction Industry by Incorporating These 5 Innovative Strategies appeared first on U.S.

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. The post Could Green Concrete Change the Construction Industry?

Proposed model shows potential for circular practices in construction steel


Proposed model shows potential for circular practices in construction steel. Contrary to popular belief, a profitable business model for reused construction steel is not nearly as impossible as one may believe. Niraja Chopade. Fri, 01/29/2021 - 01:00.

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.

Construction: the next normal


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.

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

KOGAA upcycles construction waste into a plant-filled coffee hub

Inhabitat - Innovation

GROUNDS, a coffee hub in Karlín, Prague, is made from 80% upcycled construction waste

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

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.

3D Printing Helps Streamline the Construction Industry

CleanTech Group

New Demands in Construction Drive Innovation Demand for new structures, buildings and housing continues unabated. This inevitably places pressure on the workforce and. Cleantech Insurance Materials and Chemicals

BLM approves solar farm construction in California desert

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the Crimson Solar Project, a massive solar farm in California that will power over 80,000 homes

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.

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

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


Construction projects are carbon-positive: Strict carbon planning and management is key. Carbon and Construction carbons are not understood. Therefore, the most responsible thing we can do is to design and construct buildings that are carbon sinks.

Construction begins on the largest solar plant in the US

Inhabitat - Innovation

Once completed, the farm will generate 1,013 megawatts of energy

The 6 Uses of Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Stories Green Technology Electric scooters electric vehicles green technology Green technology application in constructionGreen technology uses eco-friendly practices to create sustainable innovations to bring a positive impact on the environment.

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

Sustainable and Green Construction Trends


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.

A PQQ for Regenerative Construction


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.

Second US Offshore Wind Project Finishes Construction Off Virginia


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. Dominion Energy and its partner Ørsted have completed installation of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S.

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.

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


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.

Enel’s portfolio of renewable projects under construction tops 2 GW

Renewable Energy World

Today, global energy company Enel said that its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America , has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US with a total combined capacity of 1.5

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.

Proterra and Komatsu collaborate to develop all-electric construction equipment


Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra has announced a partnership with construction equipment builder Komatsu to develop a battery-electric middle-class hydraulic excavator.

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

Lucid Motors completes construction of its EV factory


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.

Green technology is essential for Future Construction


Homeowners are also showing interest in projects that deploy raw material and construction techniques with a lower carbon footprint and that are not detrimental to the environment. These techniques are being extensively used in modern construction right from the Continue reading.

The 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 moves closer to starting construction

Renewable Energy World

Later this week, BOEM will publish a Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register, which analyzes the potential environmental impacts of making a decision on Vineyard Wind’s Construction and Operation Plan.

Cambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement


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

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

Rudolph Libbe Group to lead construction on First Solar’s new U.S. manufacturing plant


Construction is expected to begin this summer on the 1.8 The Rudolph Libbe Group will serve as design/build contractor for First Solar Inc.'s s new $680 million solar module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio.

Origis Energy constructing 61-MW Texas solar project

Solar Power World

As a member of the RE100 initiative, DSM has a… The post Origis Energy constructing 61-MW Texas solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

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. The Turquoise Solar project encompasses a 61-MWDC solar farm located on approximately 180 acres in Washoe County, Nevada.

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


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

Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 2)


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.

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 .

Solar Spotlight: M Bar C on construction evolution over 45 years in business

Solar Power World

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, solar structure manufacturer and installer M Bar C talks about how the company has adapted to new construction markets and solar technologies over the years.