• Google is updating Maps, Search and other products to help consumers save energy and reduce emissions

    Catherine Clifford On Wednesday, Google launched a suite of changes to many of its core products to help consumers make sustainable choices more easily. “Today, climate change is more than a threat,” Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, said in a prerecorded video during a virtual press event Tuesday. “It is […]

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  • Study: Make Electric Vehicles Lighter to Get More Benefits

    By Lloyd Alter Blake Shaffer of the University of Calgary writes in Nature: “Electric vehicles are here, and they are essential for decarbonizing transport…. Major investments in electric vehicles are welcome news.” But he and co-authors Maximilian Auffhammer and Constantine Samaras have some caveats: “One issue that has received too little attention, in our view, […]

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  • Global Concrete Industry Releases Road Map to Net-Zero Carbon

    By Lloyd Alter In the age of Google, road maps are pretty much obsolete. So it’s fitting that the concrete industry is so big on road maps. While it is not obsolete, it is facing an existential carbon crisis, with the industry responsible for roughly 8% of worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).1 Treehugger recently […]

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  • University of Idaho Awarded $4M to Develop 3D Printing Building Method Using Wood Waste

    by Madeleine P. An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Idaho (U of I) was given $4M USD to develop technology that will turn Idahoan wood waste into a more sustainable building construction material. Ultimately the goal is to use the material for the 3D printing construction sector. The team will be funded through […]

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  • Pakistan’s Another Step Towards The Decarbonisation Of Its Built Environment And Socio-Economic Impact

    A blog from Pakistan Green Building Council. There are around 18,000-20,000 traditional brick kilns in Pakistan, which use mainly coal and therefore emit lethal black carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Most are located around urban areas and contribute significantly to air pollution. Over one million people are employed (figures from 2018) in the brick kiln […]

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  • Wasted Energy From Data Centers Could Power Nearby Buildings

      BY JOHN CAULFIELD Data centers are being built at a rate that could see the number of facilities double in the next decade. Their huge energy needs, left unaddressed, will pose a threat to the positive steps the built environment takes toward reducing its carbon footprint. Toronto-based WZMH Architects has come up with a […]

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  • Gedeon GRC Consulting manufactures face shields to support healthcare personnel in Downstate NY

    The spread of COVID-19 has impacted all of us, worldwide. For most of us in the AEC industry, it has meant primarily remote working, enhanced sanitizing practices, social distancing, and stop work orders resulting in downsizing. However, other industry sectors, like hospitality and entertainment, have experienced widespread and devastating layoffs. The healthcare sector, as well as […]

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  • Harlem School of the Arts — Public Space Improvement, Harlem, NY

    HSA Renaissance Project – Time Lapse 10-30-19 from HSA   Gedeon GRC Consulting is working with Architects, Imrey Studio LLC and Erik K. Daniels Architects, PC, performing structural engineering and support for the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Public Space Improvement Project — The Herb Alpert Center in Harlem, New York — a dedication to American musician, and philanthropist, Herb […]

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  • What You Need to Know About the CARES Act

    The spread of COVID-19 worldwide has upended our lives and our businesses. To avoid spiraling into an economic recession that would be worst that the Great Depression, last Friday March 27th, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. This legislation has been designed by the Congress to […]

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  • COVID-19 Measures of Practice and Continuing Operations

    In light of the recent concerns surrounding the Coronavirus and while it is difficult to predict the future, we would like to reassure you that Gedeon GRC is taking proactive steps to protect the safety of our staff, collaborators, clients, and the communities in which we work. With a robust IT system in place as part of […]

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