Tag: carbon footprint

Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey Governor Signs Low-Carbon Concrete Law

January 31, 2023

Via: ENR

New Jersey enacts legislation that offers a financial performance bonus for concrete producers who provide low embodied-carbon products for state projeNew Jersey’s new financial performance bonus for concrete producers that provide low embodied-carbon products for state projects is believed to […]


Heavy construction equipment gets a jolt

July 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The electric off-highway equipment market is expected to reach $4.5 billion by 2028, according to Global Market Insights, and much of the push toward cleaner machinery has to do with the environment. Many companies are looking to reduce their carbon […]


Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures

November 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Buildings are a big contributor to global warming, not just in their ongoing operations but in the materials used in their construction. Truss structures — those crisscross arrays of diagonal struts used throughout modern construction, in everything from antenna towers […]


Elusive Recipe: Approval Process for Recycled Road Materials

February 25, 2020

Via: ENR

Even without political influence in the mix, searching for effective recipes for recycled asphalt materials in road projects has been long and arduous. The recent investigation and guilty plea of an Illinois state senator, however, has opened a window on […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

July 19, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

“The first step in managing and reducing the CO2 emissions associated with building construction is to calculate them, to know the importance of this environmental aspect and apply measures to improve the situation. To better understand the environmental impact and […]