Tag: CO2 emissions

Construction Processes, Design

Constructing With Concrete: Hardcore Projects and Products

November 1, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Widely recognized as being responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, concrete should be a blacklisted material, relegated to the shameful annals of architectural history. Rapid global urbanization, however, will ensure its unequaled production simplicity and structural strength help retain […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Inflation Reduction Act would boost low-carbon materials in civil projects

August 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The federal Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contains more than $5 billion to incentivize the use of low-carbon building materials in public infrastructure projects and certain government-owned buildings. The sprawling $485 billion bill, which aims to fight climate change and […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

7 ways contractors can work sustainability into their procurement practices

October 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction is typically dirty business for the environment. Building construction and operations combined account for almost 40% of all carbon emissions worldwide, making it the single most polluting sector, according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. Mitigating these […]