The Building Decarbonization Coalition recently released a road map designed to help Californians stop their buildings from spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The road map charts a course toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions through highly-efficient systems and appliances powered by electricity instead of fueled by natural gas, which emits carbon into the atmosphere.
The daring rebuild of the dysfunctional landmark Portland Building, designed by the late Michael Graves and considered to be the building that triggered the postmodern movement in architecture, was so successful that the building team is writing a playbook for the delivery model it used, which it calls collaborative design-build, with progressive contracting.
Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of annual global CO2 emissions due in part to the use of Fossil fuels. Strategic Electrification is an alternate approach that uses electric-powered technologies to increase energy efficiency, leading to cost optimization, and reduced pollution. During this webinar, you'll hear from industry professionals whom have been successful in implementing energy-efficient systems.
As the movement toward LEED and Envision projects grows, owners and contractors alike are prioritizing green best practices for the construction phases of the project life cycle. This webinar will explore those best practices—from recycling materials to minimizing waste to using alternative energy—on projects that have achieved LEED and Envision certification.
Some construction materials are created with more potential to harm the Earth’s atmosphere than others. We'll tackle the concept of reducing carbon emissions related to buildings by specifying lower-carbon concrete, steel, wood and other materials. Previously, it has been hard to compare the carbon emissions associated with producing certain building materials.
Newsmakers will explore how contractors and engineers can create a built environment that uses energy more efficiently, emits less carbon, produces less waste and creates more resilient buildings, roads, transit systems and utilities. Considering new techniques, technologies and with plenty of imagination, the group will envision how to build a better future for all.
A panel of industry judges reviewed a record number of entries to select 30 winning projects located in 21 countries on six continents. Colón, Panama’s urban renewal, providing modernized, safe and livable infrastructure for the country’s second-largest city, was chosen as ENR’s Global Project of the Year.