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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tesla Giga Berlin Construction: Can German Efficiency Keep Up With Shanghai’s Speed? (Video) — Elon Musk Chimes In

CleanTechnica

I'm thinking that it's about time to regularly monitor the construction progress at Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory, and to leverage the competitive spirit of the German psyche.

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.

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.

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. Meet the ETM — a five-axle semi truck mixer based on the new 670 HP all-electric Volvo FM. It's the first mixer that's 100% electric, and 100% awesome.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wedge-shaped Sideyard champions CLT construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

This Industry Is 4 Times More Polluting Than Air Travel

CleanTechnica

The construction industry is four times more polluting than air travel. Air Quality Buildings Climate Change Research Science air industry concrete constructionSo, making it more sustainable will be key if we want to protect both our health and our planet.

Taiwanese 376 Megawatt Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Takes Step Closer To Construction

CleanTechnica

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced this week that it had received a firm order for 47 of its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines for the 376 MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm project off the coast of Taiwan. .

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

Fairsnape

Investors supporting the Climate Action 100+ initiative expect construction material companies to make commitments in respect of. As the most widely used construction material globally, cement is the source of 7 percent of global man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

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.

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

$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

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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

The hotel boasts views of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers

Next Up for Electrification: Heavy-Duty Trucks and Construction Machinery

GreenTechMedia

Electric models of work trucks, commercial vehicles, and construction machinery are hitting the market in greater numbers than ever before, and policymakers are growing increasingly optimistic about the sector.

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

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.

IEA starts construction on 25-MW Georgia solar project

Solar Power World

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, announced that it has begun construction on the 25-MWac Appling Solar Farm, located near the Baxley, Georgia.

Buildings Account For 11% Of Global Emissions. Here Are Two Ways To Slash That Number

CleanTechnica

Buildings carbon dioxide emissions from construction cross-laminated timber green building techniques Renewable Energy zero carbon cementAbout 11% of global carbon emissions come from the building industry, much of it from making cement. Here are two ways to reduce that figure.