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Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...concrete product production, an extraordinary revolution in precast concrete products has commenced in 2021. What is the problem with cement and concrete? P...

CarbonCure low carbon footprint ready mix concrete
Products and Materials

Two startups cutting emissions from the use of concrete have won the $20 million Carbon Xprize.

...concrete is the most carbon intensive building product that goes into houses and buildings. Reducing concrete (and emissions from concrete) in homes can be done...

Building with ICF in California Wildfire Zone - Habitat for Humanity
Products and Materials

Habitat for Humanity - building durable homes in California wildfire zones from ICF

...concrete pumping as the choice method of placing concrete, and to encourage and educate the concrete pumping industry on safe concrete pumping procedures. The A...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...concrete. Concrete releases about a ton of greenhouse gases per ton manufactured, where wood takes carbon from the atmosphere and sequesters it in things like...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...concrete: A few new fringe advances in low carbon concrete and carbon sequestering in concrete have made it to the mainstream, so we think that reducing the imp...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

...concrete walls. The Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, and the hardest to achieve. A Living Building is one that generates all of ...

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

...concrete for building foundations, slabs and basements Building foundations, crawlspaces and basements all involve using concrete, which has an extremely high...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...concrete and asphalt environment. Given all those benefits, maybe your neighbour's cousin growing azaleas on his roof wasn't so crazy after all.

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...concrete and asphalt. A green roof also provides valuable habitat for birds and insects. The IGA green roof also has bee hives, so it is helping sustain the b...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills

...Concrete Work? According to the study leader Dr. Yijun Chen, of Columbia University in New York - ”The paintable bilayer designs, which substantially outper...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find out about ...