• Intel to Construct Large Chip Plant in Ohio Using Sustainable Building Practices

    Intel has announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion to construct two chip factories in Ohio, which will be built with green building principles and use all renewable electricity. The initial project will be on a 926-acre site in Licking County near Columbus and will also aim to achieve net positive […]

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  • States can now move forward building and expanding electric car charging stations

    States are being encouraged to ramp up the production of electric vehicle charging stations as the federal government hopes to steer the future of the auto industry toward electric vehicles.  Americans are increasingly turning to electric cars, as the International Energy Association (IEA) found that, in 2021, sales more than doubled to surpass half a million. That […]

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  • BUILDING SAFER HIGHWAYS WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC PINS

    A civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington has received two contracts worth nearly $1.1 million from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to use recycled plastic pins (RPP) for slope stabilization and increasing the bearing capacity of highway walls. “This technology makes the slopes more stable and reduces cost to repair […]

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  • How Abandoned Coal Mines Could Provide Sustainable Heat

    he coal mines of Britain played a significant role in the development of industry, but now with so many abandoned and all set to be closed by October 2024, the U.K. is looking into alternative uses for the mines, reports CNBC. It’s part of a worldwide trend of moving to sustainability and emission reduction, with countries […]

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  • Using sustainable construction materials must be a priority

    Sustainability as a concept is not new. It has been on the agenda for years, however, the fact that it’s still high on the priority list demonstrates that not enough is being done to make the significant changes needed to ‘move the needle’. This isn’t just a problem for our industry; indeed, all sectors must play […]

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  • New York State Tackles Electrification, Embodied Carbon

    New York City and Ithaca, New York, recently passed legislation meant to decarbonize the built environment, and now similar efforts may be spreading throughout the state, thanks to moves proposed by Governor Kathy Hochul. The governor also recently signed a bill paving the way for procurement of low-embodied-carbon concrete for State projects. The governor’s sweeping plan supporting building […]

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  • Salvaging old buildings to create Cleveland’s new circular economy

    When MetroHealth set out to build its new $1 billion hospital campus in Cleveland, it wanted to use sustainable building practices. That meant deconstructing, or carefully dismantling for potential reuse, parts of the old buildings that it was razing. Similarly, the Cleveland-based manufacturing nonprofit MAGNET used deconstruction to fashion its new headquarters out of an […]

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  • China’s Winter Olympics are carbon-neutral — how?

    The Winter Olympics begin today in Beijing, a spectacle that will see 3,000 athletes compete in 109 events, from curling to speed skating. The event also claims two firsts: Beijing becomes the only city to have hosted both a summer and a winter games. And, China says, this Olympics will be the first to be […]

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  • In a first, EV company builds 1-mile long wireless road in Detroit

    Last May, researchers introduced a method that could make charging electric vehicles while driving a reality. This technology is now here and will soon be used on a U.S. road, according to a press release by the Israeli provider of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology Electreon. The development may forever change how electric cars travel, giving them a much-needed boost. […]

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  • Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing

    A first-of-its-kind “green” Shell facility in Alberta is emitting more greenhouse gases than it’s capturing, throwing into question whether taxpayers should be funding it, a new report has found. Shell’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility captured 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the hydrogen produced at its Scotford complex between 2015 and 2019. […]

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