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 Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which has kicked off the first U.S. campaign aimed at reducing embodied carbon in structural systems, is issuing a call for engineers to join the crusade.
Green Business Certification Inc., the administrator of LEED and other leading green business certifications, is providing funding for 100 people in underserved communities to achieve one of the updated Sustainability Excellence credentials.
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.