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.

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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

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 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.

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.

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

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 9 under-construction Georgia solar projects

Solar Power World

The projects are in construction or have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI).

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

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.

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

NextEra starts construction on largest solar project in Arkansas

Solar Power World

A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas announced the start of construction of Arkansas’ largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project — the Chicot Solar Energy Center.

Sunworks constructing 2.5-MW public works solar project in Northern California

Solar Power World

Sunworks, a solar power solutions provider for agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential markets, has received approval to commence construction of a public works project for a state-sponsored institution in Northern California.

Sunpin Solar begins construction on 98-MW California solar project

Solar Power World

Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, held a groundbreaking ceremony on January 10, 2020, celebrating the start of construction on its 98-MW Titan Solar 1 Project in Ocotillo Wells, California.

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.

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. .

Sunfolding launches network to assist single-axis solar project construction

Solar Power World

Sunfolding, a single-axis tracker systems developer, announced the launch of the Sunfolding Construction Network (SCN), a membership program for tracker installation companies.

Two Arkansas counties pursue solar energy with construction firm McKinstry

Solar Power World

Construction firm McKinstry is working on solar projects in two Arkansas counties. In Sebastian County, McKinstry also completed efficiency retrofits and is currently… The post Two Arkansas counties pursue solar energy with construction firm McKinstry appeared first on Solar Power World.

Construction begins on 12.44-MW Rhode Island community solar project

Solar Power World

TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar Energy have begun construction on the King community solar project in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Nexamp will construct 11-MW of New Jersey community solar systems

Solar Power World

These new community solar sites will make it possible for residents to save money on their electricity costs while supporting the growth of… The post Nexamp will construct 11-MW of New Jersey community solar systems appeared first on Solar Power World.

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.

Origis Services constructing large solar + storage operations center in Austin

Solar Power World

Origis Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Origis Energy, announced the start of construction on one of the industry’s largest solar and energy storage Remote Operations Centers (ROC).

$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

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.

New residential and commercial construction in St. Louis now required to be solar-ready

Solar Power World

Louis the first in the Midwest and the second in the country to require new construction to be “solar-ready.” Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson signed legislation on Dec. 23 that makes the City of St.

ENGIE begins construction on 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project

Solar Power World

Slated to come… The post ENGIE begins construction on 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project appeared first on Solar Power World. ENGIE North America hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking with county officials and customers for the 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project on Nov.

[Blog] 10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry

Home Energy

The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Let's take a closer look at some of the biggest construction trends that are currently Companies and workers will need to adapt or risk being left behind as the entire industry shifts into something new and different.

Lightsource BP constructing 70-MW Penn State University solar project

Solar Power World

Lightsource BP will build, own and operate the facility and sell the electricity to Penn State under a… The post Lightsource BP constructing 70-MW Penn State University solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Volvo unveils heavy-duty concept EVs for construction and regional transport

Charged

Volvo Trucks has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution to gauge commercial interest. Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm said, “We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport and construction in the longer term.

Circular construction: Industry group calls for building materials exchange

Business Green

Digitisation across the construction industry could pave way for more circular resource models, proponents say

New report says the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Envirotec Magazine

Non-profit organisation’s report describes actions that would gear the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions. Oslo, Norway, has a commitment to fossil free construction sites.

The climate case for construction

AGreenLiving

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The climate case for construction

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Lightsource BP will construct 70-MW solar project for Penn State

Solar Power World

“Penn State’s expertise and commitment to research has created profound opportunities for the University to… The post Lightsource BP will construct 70-MW solar project for Penn State appeared first on Solar Power World.

Horne Brothers Construction completes 1-MW community solar project in North Carolina

Solar Power World

Horne Brothers Construction (HBC) has completed the civil and mechanical construction on a 1-MW community solar project in North Carolina for municipal utility Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC).

SPI Panel: Parsing the details of installing solar on new construction

Solar Power World

The California mandate requiring solar be included with all new construction goes into effect January 1, 2020.

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Asbestos

U.S. Green Technology

Construction companies once lauded it for its helpful building capabilities, but it fell out of favor when workers became ill. Green Living, Living Green Environmental Sustainability Sustainability Sustainable Construction

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Construction firms must work together to reduce waste - here's how

Business Green

AECOM's Robert Spencer urges business support for an innovative project aimed at curbing waste in the construction industry