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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Construction begins on the largest solar plant in the US

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Proterra and Komatsu collaborate to develop all-electric construction equipment

Charged

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Petaluma becomes first US city to ban construction of new gas stations

Inhabitat - Innovation

Petaluma, a small city in northern California, is banning new gas stations to help curb pollution and climate change

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

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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 .

$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

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.

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

The hotel boasts views of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers

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.

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.

Specialized motor materials and constructions

Charged

Consequently, there’s been a veritable explosion of new materials and construction techniques for motors in the last 10 years that all but dwarfs the progress made in the first 100 years of the motor’s existence.

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

How fungi can help create a green construction industry

Eco-Business

The building and construction industry contributes 39 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint. How can fungi help reduce the sector's material and energy use