Tag: emissions


Jury: $1B Hydropower Line in Maine Can Finish Construction

April 24, 2023

Via: ENR

In a key twist for a controversial $1-billion Maine transmission project set to carry hydroelectric power from Canada to New England, a state jury ruled unanimously on April 20 that the project developer had established “vested rights” to proceed with […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal Contractors Eye Costs, Flaws in Proposed Emissions Reporting Rule

February 27, 2023

Via: ENR

With the comment period just ended for a U.S. government proposal to require climate-change impact reporting for federal contractors, responses were predictably polar from business trade groups and environmental advocates—but a few were unexpected. The rule was proposed last November […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Proposed Emissions Reporting Rule Could Frustrate Federal Contractors, Groups Say

November 17, 2022

Via: ENR

A Biden administration proposal focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions among federal contractors has raised the ire of some construction groups, who worry that firms that fail to properly comply could be barred from bidding on federal projects. The Federal […]

Construction Processes, Financial

President Biden Signs $700B Climate and Tax Bill

August 16, 2022

Via: ENR

Federal efforts to counter climate change have received a major boost through a just-enacted $700-billion measure whose centerpiece is a variety of tax incentives and federal funds aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. President Joe Biden signed the bill, the […]


Cities Embrace Climate Action Planning to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Cities across the globe are developing comprehensive action plans in order to create a coordinated response to the challenges of climate change. Targets and goals for consumption-based emissions are important for guiding strategic planning and decision-making, improving accountability, and communicating […]

Construction Techniques

Low-cost methods can have substantial impact on reducing embodied carbon

September 3, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Low- and no-cost measures can significantly reduce embodied carbon in mid-rise commercial office, multifamily, and tilt-up-style buildings, according to Rocky Mountain Institute. Whole-building design, material substitution, and specification strategies can chop embodied carbon by 24% to 46% in those building […]

Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

How a Maryland County Created the Gold Standard for Building Emission Standards

May 21, 2021

Via: ENR

Montgomery County, Md. is generating significant buzz among U.S. jurisdictions interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings. After tightening eligibility requirements for an over-subscribed green building tax credit in September 2020, the Montgomery County council upped the ante […]