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.

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.

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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.

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). Innovation: 6 points.

How Sustainability Innovation Is Driving The Green Economy

Green Business Bureau

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION? In the world of business, sustainability innovation can be defined as the process of evolving old business models and creating new ventures that realize economic value and generate positive environmental and social impacts simultaneously.

Bogotá and Cali Connect Local Action to National Ambition to Transform the Buildings Sector

The City Fix

Following the launch of Colombia’s first National Roadmap for Net Zero Buildings in June 2022, the cities of Bogotá and Cali are setting the foundation for how to implement the roadmap at the local level. The municipal governments of both cities have.

Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations

GreenBiz

Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations. It's an early-stage, sometimes loosely defined space, where many solutions remain unproven, but the long-term payoffs in terms of sustainability and cost reductions could be enormous. legal sustainability at Nestlé USA. "If

Smart material reuse and sustainability innovations reduce construction and operation carbon.

Fairsnape

Smart material reuse and sustainability innovations at British Land development will reduce carbon in construction and operation by 33% … British Land Development at 1 Triton Square works closely with design teams and contractor to retain much of the original building. High efficiency equipment, low-carbon materials and a circular approach to waste are all part of our BREEAM Outstanding sustainability plans for 1 Triton Square.

New ACME Pavilion employs sustainable CLT construction

Inhabitant

Design house ACME's director Friedrich Ludewig drew on the inspiration of Alpine architecture and nearby Olympic Park to guide the design of The Pavilion at Stratford Square in east London, a gently undulating pavilion made using cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction

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.

Earth House elevates rammed earth construction to an art

Inhabitant

Rammed earth construction has long been considered a super efficient and sustainable building method, but it isn't usually this gorgeous. Meet the Earth House, a thoroughly modern take on this traditional building method that attempts to inspire people to readopt sustainable living and building practices from the past

Sustainable cement innovation secures £500K grant for new production facility

Envirotec Magazine

The new site is being launched by Innovative Ash Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Levenseat Limited, a leading player in the Scottish waste and resource management sector, and Organic Innovative Solutions Limited.

Director of Construction

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Director of Construction | Borrego | San Diego. Borrego is seeking a Director of Construction, Utility-Scale EPC to join our growing team! The Director of Construction is responsible for the safety, quality, and financial results of all field activity. Coordinate project implementation with Pre-Construction, Engineering, and Field Operations. Support Sales and Pre-Construction in bid analysis, constructibility, scheduling and cost review.

Gas Construction Supervisor

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Gas Construction Supervisor | San Diego Gas & Electric | San Diego, CA. SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Supervises employees in the construction and maintenance of Gas Distribution gas facilities ensuring public and customer safety. 5 Years – Related construction and maintenance experience.

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems

GreenBiz

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems. Yitzac has innovated again around the creation of a yarn system that allows us to produce stronger-than-traditional virgin yarns that are also higher performing than traditional synthetics. The Sustainable MBA.

Community collects locally sourced materials to construct a school in Vietnam

Inhabitat - Innovation

This sustainable school is built with bricks made of soil and dried leaves

Soil 237

Energy saving innovations dominate Scottish Environment Business Awards

Envirotec Magazine

There were 12 winners at the annual “VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards” in Glasgow on Tuesday 1 November, recognising innovations including a system for using treated wastewater to provide heating, and a solution that empowers homeowners in striving for net zero.

There is a construction-shaped hole in our global efforts to combat climate change

Clean Energy Canada

Put simply, there is a construction-shaped hole in our global efforts to combat climate change. The good news is that Canadian governments have the power to accelerate the shift to cleaner construction materials.

What should sustainable construction look like?

Business Green

If businesses want to be sustainable, they must know what that means for their assets and real estate, argues AECOM's Robert Spencer. Describing what sustainable construction does look like is an altogether more challenging task, because it is a fast evolving and maturing concept.

Featured Sustainable Story of the Week : D2O Learning – A Platform to help students & professionals to grow and excel in field of Sustainable Buildings

Econaur

He emphasized on innovation and awareness for reducing our carbon footprints. The post Featured Sustainable Story of the Week : D2O Learning – A Platform to help students & professionals to grow and excel in field of Sustainable Buildings appeared first on Econaur.

Sustainable Real Estate: Trends and Trajectories

Green Business Bureau

What Is Sustainable Real Estate? Sustainable real estate includes commercial and residential real estate property that is designed, built and operated in a way that minimizes environmental impact. The Benefits of Sustainable Real Estate. The Challenges of Sustainable Real Estate.

From materials innovation to modular construction: The property sector plots its pathway to net zero

Business Green

As the government prepares to kickstart the economy by loosening planning regulations in the hope of spurring a boom in infrastructure and construction projects, the need to curb the carbon emissions associated with buildings remains as pressing as ever.

InNOVAte 2019 Challenge Spotlight: Techstyle Materials

Greentown Labs

Techstyle Materials founder Derek Stein presents at the InNOVAte 2019 Final Showcase. The InNOVAte 2019 Challenge is a six-month accelerator run by Greentown Labs and the world’s leading construction and building materials company, Saint-Gobain.

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

BARBIZON’s timber construction would be integrated with shared green spaces to encourage neighborly relations and to offset the urban heat island effect

Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

Inhabitant

SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences in Bodrum, Turkey

InNOVAte 2019 Challenge Spotlight: Pre Framing Corp

Greentown Labs

The InNOVAte 2019 Challenge is a six-month accelerator run by Greentown Labs and the world’s leading construction and building materials company, Saint-Gobain. The program is focused on innovations that could disrupt the built environment. The Pre Framing Corp team.

Green construction tech firms enjoy VC investment boom

Business Green

That is according to a new report from building venture capital firm A/O PropTech, which found that overall investment in green construction tech over the past five years reached $4.5bn across more than 450 deal. Venture capital raised by companies involved in green building design, building materials procurement and lower carbon construction methods has been steadily increasing over the five year period, the research showed.

Innovative i-Mesh fabric takes shape at Expo 2020 Dubai

Inhabitant

The construction and textiles industries are two of the most-targeted industries for creating waste, toxins, and carbon emissions. Innovation in both industries facilitate the move towards a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable focus. One example of this type of advancement was recently unveiled at Expo 2020 Dubai that introduces a solution for an appealing construction material that sheds textiles in a new light too.

Featured Sustainable of the Week : D2O Learning – Initiative to Make Skillful Sustainable Building Consultants for India

Econaur

He emphasized on innovation and awareness for reducing our carbon footprints. The post Featured Sustainable of the Week : D2O Learning – Initiative to Make Skillful Sustainable Building Consultants for India appeared first on Econaur.

Initiative calls on construction industry to join fight against plastic pandemic

Envirotec Magazine

A new not-for-profit organisation, Changing Streams, has been established by an entrepreneur from Liverpool in a bid to remove plastic from the construction industry. The construction sector is the second largest producer of plastic waste in the UK, after packaging.

BIG unveils sustainable, 3D-printed lunar igloos for Moon exploration

Inhabitat - Innovation

The proposed lunar habitats would be 3D-printed using robotic, zero-waste construction for a reduced carbon footprint

Anheuser-Busch begins construction on largest brewery solar project in U.S.

Renewable Energy World

“With this investment, we are continuing our support for the local economy and reaffirming our leadership on sustainability and product innovation,” said Eric Gutierrez, senior general manager of the Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles brewery.

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery

GreenBiz

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. Economically, the case for technologically advanced, resilient and sustainable infrastructure is clear. Although innovation has flourished, the sector lags behind others in technological sophistication.

Tiny House Sustainable Living blog documents life in an off-grid tiny home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Jennifer of Tiny House Sustainable Living documents tiny home construction, off-grid living and homesteading on her blog

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton

AGreenLiving

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton Heather Clancy Thu, 07/29/2021 – 00:01 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.

Under development: Top 5 cleantech innovations to watch in 2020

Envirotec Magazine

Cleantech innovation took centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in January, a sign of growing commercial interest in this fast-moving area of R&D. Many cleantech innovations are now market ready for major-scale application, with improved government funding providing the boost needed to support their commercialisation. Cleantech innovations might be used to decarbonise processes, generate power sustainably or reduce power consumption.

Sport Industry Sustainability: 5 Simple Steps to Kick-Start Your Sustainability Program

Green Business Bureau

Sustainability in the Sport Industry. If you’re in the sports business, then it’s time to become more eco-friendly and implement a robust strategy for sports industry sustainability. Sport industry sustainability initiatives.

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. Together, building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world[1], with operational emissions (from energy used to heat, cool and light buildings) accounting for 28%. Cities have also been instrumental in pushing for new innovations and approaches.

5 sustainable eco homes built with style

Inhabitant

The role of the construction industry in combating climate change is a relatively new consideration, but one that is gaining prominence on sustainability agendas at a global scale. Climate Change Conference, the program included a day dedicated to buildings and cities, as well as the Build Better Now virtual pavilion, showcasing 17 sustainable projects

Lendlease builds partnership with Stora Enso to develop sustainable construction materials

Business Green

The new partnership will see the two companies develop sustainable timber construction products at a new studio in Milan. Together we will lead the transition towards more circular, innovative and digitalized solutions to help speed up the construction industry's transformation

One of World’s Biggest Inland Floating Solar Systems begins construction in Singapore

Mr. Sustainability

Construction has begun on what is being called one of the world’s largest inland floating solar PV systems, a 60MW project on the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore, which is also one of the first in the world to integrate green technology with water treatment.

Report: Circular construction practices could cut CO2 in half

Business Green

Implementing net zero-aligned circular economy approaches to infrastructure and construction could cut costs and boost resilience, according to AECOM. Everyone involved with the design and construction of a building, new or old, can play their part in tackling the climate emergency

The 6 Uses of Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Green technology uses eco-friendly practices to create sustainable innovations to bring a positive impact on the environment. These innovations are produced to fulfil society’s needs without harming the environment.