NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete—with a mission to drive education, awareness and adoption of carbon neutral concrete materials and technologies—announces its involvement in the forthcoming COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates.
Reductions in carbon emissions from buildings are stalling in several G20 countries in Europe and emissions are now rising in the USA, warns a major new study from sustainability consultancy 3Keel for Kingspan.
We sat down with PIMA president Justin Koscher to discuss the role of polyiso insulation in energy-efficient building construction and how the industry can further efforts to increase building energy efficiency and decarbonize.
A typical building loses up to 25 percent of its heat through the roof. Industry-leading Elevate roofing and insulation systems by Holcim were thus instrumental in the construction of the world’s largest Passive House-certified office building: the Winthrop Center in Boston.
The prospect of decarbonizing the electrical sector is riddled with myriad economic, technological, political, and outright physical challenges. There will be unanticipated setbacks and some nascent technologies will offer staggering breakthroughs. Goals notwithstanding, the future has yet to be written.
The new initiative, which is being spearheaded by Armstrong, will facilitate the exchange of ideas, connections, and collaborations necessary to improve the health of indoor environments while advancing pathways for circularity and decarbonization across the industry.
According to a new report from sustainable development consultancy Arup, California is one of the first states in the country to take meaningful steps toward slashing embodied carbon emissions from new buildings and some construction materials, and can set a course for clean materials production, procurement, and use across the United States.
Insulated metal panels are increasingly the preferred building envelope solution for these plants because of their versatility that includes thermal efficiency, temperature control, design flexibility, safety, ease of installation, durability and more.