Tag: carbon emissions


What are Carbon Sink Building Materials?

June 13, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

A life cycle assessment of buildings conducted by RMI showed that 65 to 85% of embodied carbon in buildings—representing up to 9% of total global carbon emissions—comes from raw material extraction, transport, and manufacture. In a similar assessment, WSP Engineering […]


A Complete Guide to Understanding Green Building Rating Systems

April 24, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Studies have shown that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s total carbon emissions, while the construction and demolition industry as a whole generates approximately 30% of the globe’s waste and accounts for over one-third of global […]


Strategies to Reduce Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment

January 31, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The growing consumer demand for transparency—especially around sustainability and environmental practices—has implications for industries from apparel to healthcare products. Mars Inc. recently released a cocoa sourcing map to tackle deforestation and increase accountability, and the Fashion Transparency Index pushes apparel […]

Construction Processes, Legal

SEC asks companies for details on impact of climate change

September 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

SEC Chair Gary Gensler said in July he has asked agency staff to submit a proposal for mandatory climate risk disclosures for agency consideration by the end of 2021. Such reports may be required in an expanded Form 10-K and […]


The concrete industry’s ambitious plan for carbon neutrality

September 10, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Is it possible for an entire building material category to achieve carbon neutrality? The Portland Cement Association believes so, with some time and a lot of hard work. Rick Bohan, PCA’s Vice President of Sustainability, outlines the primary opportunities for […]


‘Wood’ you like to recycle concrete?

February 20, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

States, Utilities Take Sides on Carbon Emissions Regulations

September 25, 2019

Via: ENR

A federal appeals court on Sept. 17 dismissed a set of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, a policy aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, especially coal-fired plants. The lawsuits were moot after the Trump […]