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 U.S. Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 have brought on a joint venture of Freese and Nichols, COWI and CDM Smith (FCC-JV) to part of an $863 million effort to improve hurricane flood protection—levees and floodwalls—for a 65-square-mile area that includes Port Arthur, Texas, and adjacent communities.
China announced last week at the United Nation’s 75th General Assembly and first virtual General Debate thatit will scale up its climate commitment with the aim of peaking carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060. The meeting coincided with the virtual Climate Week NYC 2020.
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.