The Environmental Impact of Construction Projects

Green Living Guy

It is these construction projects. There is not enough room left on earth, as the construction of residential buildings, skyscrapers, corporate offices, hospitals, […]. Everyone is talking about climate change and global warming.

The Most Efficient and Sustainable Construction Ideas for 2022

Green Living Guy

Even though most people believe that the construction industry is to be blamed for the catastrophic ecological situation we’re living in at the moment, this concept couldn’t be further away from the truth.

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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.

Conversations, culture and constructive climate action

GreenBiz

Make advocacy and inquiry a mantra, and you have a recipe for a culture of productive discourse that propels sustainability, climate action, and other strategic and operational imperatives

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Construction Design Software

U.S. Green Technology

A construction project can be complex. This includes the building and construction industry. Luckily, construction project tools can help you streamline your processes. The post 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Construction Design Software 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

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton

GreenBiz

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton. Green construction startup Nexii first caught my attention back in the spring when the Canadian company announced a partnership with actor and Pennsylvania native Michael Keaton.

How to build climate resilience into the construction industry

GreenBiz

The need for investment in more resilient buildings is clear, but many countries lack the data to properly assess these risks

Is biochar suitable as a construction material?

Envirotec Magazine

As a construction material it has the advantages of structural strength and permeability, as well as being attractive as a carbon-sequestering additive. Biochar’s has been used as a construction material in projects employing a variety of raw materials and production processes.

It's time to become constructively disruptive

GreenBiz

Addressing our biggest issues, especially climate change, will require some real disruption. Business as usual won’t get us there

Sustainable Construction Materials: 5 Eco-Friendly Options Revolutionizing The Industry

Green Business Bureau

What are sustainable construction materials? Material technology continues to advance, creating new and novel possibilities for the construction industry. Today, there is a growing variety of sustainable construction materials taking the place of traditional materials.

How to Take Advantage of Sustainable Trends in Construction

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Construction that Builds Competitive Advantage. With consumer demand for green products and services quickly on the rise, the construction and building products industry is looking for ways to manage cost while capitalizing on this new demand.

5 Tips to Make Green Construction a Reality by Today’s Eco-Friendly Standards

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is especially notorious, as it is culpable for around 39% of all carbon emissions worldwide. The post 5 Tips to Make Green Construction a Reality by Today’s Eco-Friendly Standards appeared first on U.S.

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.

Proposed model shows potential for circular practices in construction steel

GreenBiz

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.

Sustainability Guide for Builders and Construction: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Construction: Builders Need to Go Green. Sustainable building practices are becoming increasingly common throughout the construction industry. The Construction Industry’s Impact on the Environment. Properly Dispose of Construction Waste.

LEED Certification Checklist for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)

Green Business Bureau

Whether it be a new building or an existing building, the LEED certification process offers a rating system for all different types of construction. This article is meant to focus on the LEED certification checklist for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C).

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.

These orgs are constructing reuse infrastructure for the built environment

GreenBiz

The circular economy offers an elegant alternative to the siloed, short-sighted and waste-ridden reputation of the building industry

Key Ways to Manage Labor Shortages in the Construction Industry

Green Living Guy

The post Key Ways to Manage Labor Shortages in the Construction Industry appeared first on The Green Living Guy. Environment going green Green Jobs green living construction industry labor manage shortages

Building a sustainable construction company from the ground up

GreenBiz

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Comment: Clearer direction needed to hit net zero in construction

Envirotec Magazine

Simon Richards writes about how the construction industry is taking the lead ahead of the Government when it comes to setting targets to achieve net zero in the industry. However, the construction sector has not stood still waiting for the Government to take action.

Biochar: an emerging option as a construction material

Envirotec Magazine

As a construction material it has the advantages of structural strength and permeability, as well as being attractive as a carbon-sequestering additive. Biochar’s use as a construction material is a relatively new research area. Image credit: Mandeep Rawat.

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION. The industry is moving toward sustainable construction. If you are a General Contractor, it’s important you provide sustainable construction and renovation options to your customers. Sustainable Home Design and Sustainable Construction Materials.

5 Budget-Friendly Construction Tips To Build A Smart Home

U.S. Green Technology

Smart home devices vary in functionalities and sizes—small smart home devices such as smart vacuum cleaners, The post 5 Budget-Friendly Construction Tips To Build A Smart Home appeared first on U.S.

Volvo CE introduces 3 new electric construction machines

Charged

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced three new electric compact construction machines, bringing its electric lineup to five models. Fleets and Infrastructure Newswire The Vehicles Volvo Construction Equipment Volvo EVs

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION. If you are a General Contractor, it’s important you provide sustainable construction and renovation options to your customers. Sustainable Home Design and Sustainable Construction Materials. Building and Construction Industries

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 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.

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 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

World’s tallest timber tower could be the future of sustainable construction

GreenBiz

Timber construction uses less resources, produces fewer emissions, and is more durable than steel and concrete

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

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.

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

A Carbon Hierarchy for (Net) Zero Carbon Construction

Fairsnape

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 contractor goes circular with temporary structures and roads

Envirotec Magazine

Water utilities are working to 2030, while the construction industry has 2050 in its sights. Challenging factors with construction include the complexity of the supply chain, and the sheer quantity of waste generated. It’s incredibly easy to create waste in the construction industry.

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

Lessons from the U.S. on buying clean construction materials

Clean Energy Canada

to the European Union (EU), governments are using “Buy Clean” policies to incentivize the use of lower-carbon construction materials in infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. on buying clean construction materials appeared first on Clean Energy Canada.

U.S. onshore wind construction costs continue to decline

Renewable Energy World

Construction costs for U.S. The average construction cost per kilowatt fell from $1,895 in 2013 to $1,391 in 2019. The report acknowledges that wind capacity and construction costs vary significantly by region.

Green technology is essential for Future Construction

Econaur

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.

Solar Spotlight: Adding solar installation to your construction repertoire

Solar Power World

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, we speak to commercial and residential solar contractor Motive Energy about the process of integrating solar construction services at a company level.

Northvolt raises $1.1 billion to support factory construction in Europe

Charged

Battery innovator Northvolt has issued a $1.1-billion convertible note to finance its expansion of battery cell and cathode material production in Europe. Investors participating in the capital raise included the Volkswagen Group, along with a raft of global financial institutions.