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.
A Canadian company’s “smog-eating” highway noise wall technology, aimed at trapping air pollutants emitted by vehicles, is currently being tested on highways in Toronto and the U.K. Proponents say it can reduce overall air pollution by 50%.
A collaboration, led by Medistar Corp. and researchers from the University of Houston and Texas A&M, has developed a heating ventilating and air conditioning system filter that can trap and instantly kill 99.8% of the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, says the team.
Last summer, Chennai became the world’s first major city in which there was no water for residents to drink. But, as climate change makes flooding and drought more common, the city of 8 million is unlikely to be the last to run dry.
As water scarcity becomes reality in across the world, developers, builders and engineers are more frequently turning to the most cost-effective means of addressing shortages: reuse. During this webinar, we'll discuss how treating and reusing wastewater meets a variety of needs in the built environment including increased water resource capacity, improved water quality, and increased efficiency.
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.
COVID-19 prevented this year’s group of national Top 20 Under 40 winners from meeting in person to share ideas for tackling key construction challenges, but the virtual voices of these visionaries came through loud and clear.