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  • ASTM C90 - 11b Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units

    This specification covers hollow and solid concrete masonry units made from hydraulic cement, water, and mineral aggregates with or without the inclusion of other materials. There are three classes of concrete masonry units: normal weight, medium weight, and lightweight. These units are suitable for both loadbearing and nonloadbearing applications. Concrete masonry units shall be made from ...


    By ASTM International

  • Research shows environmental impacts of concrete over 60 years

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has just published two major studies looking at the environmental and cost impacts of concrete pavements and buildings, comparing them to other materials. Conducted at MIT by the Concrete Sustainability Hub (which is supported by the Portland Cement Association and the Ready Mixed Concrete industry), the research looked not only at the embodied CO2 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE funds 15 new solar power storage and heat transfer projects

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced selections for negotiations of award under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids and Novel Thermal Storage Concepts for Concentrating Solar Power Generation. These 15 new projects, for up to approximately $67.6 million, will facilitate the development of lower-cost energy storage for concentrating solar ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA Completes Construction Work at W.R. Grace Superfund site in Acton, Mass.

    EPA has completed construction activity at the W.R. Grace Superfund site in Acton. Completed work includes the Northeast area groundwater treatment system, the Landfill area groundwater treatment system and the dredging and proper off-site disposal of over 11,899 tons of contaminated sediment from the North Lagoon Wetland and Sinking Pond. During 2011 and 2012, EPA and the Massachusetts ...

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Made in IBM Labs: Collaboration Aims to Harness the Energy of 2,000 Suns

    Today on Earth Day, scientists have announced a collaboration to develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80 percent of the incoming radiation into useful energy. The system can also provide desalinated water and cool air in sunny, remote locations ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • NETL’s green projects promise energy efficiency all year round

    Forty years after the first Earth Day, it is almost second nature to toss a can or plastic bottle into the recycling bin, but being green is about much more than reusing materials. Just as individuals make a personal decision to “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” businesses, industry, and other organizations are making the same commitment to being green. With our increased awareness and commitment to ...

  • ASTM D4762 - 11a standard guide for testing polymer matrix composite materials

    This guide is intended to aid in the selection of standards for polymer matrix composite materials. It specifically summarizes the application of standards from ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials that apply to continuous-fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite materials. For reference and comparison, many commonly used or applicable ASTM standards from other ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • International eco-industry meets up for the business platform of the year in Cologne

    Entsorga-Enteco 2009 brings together all the market participants in international recycling management and environmental technology. International presence never higher, among exhibitors and visitors alike. Top-class supporting programme, dealing with the latest topics. The International Trade Fair for Recycling Management and Environmental Technology in Cologne, from 27 to 30 October 2009, once ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Delta India Electronics Unveils New Green Office Building in Gurgaon, India

    Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, today announced the official launch of its new green corporate office in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. As part of Delta’s expansion plans in India, the new eco-friendly corporate office supports Delta’s commitment to the environment. This ...


    By Delta Group

  • Sun not Oil

    Abu Dhabi pilot project for solar energy: Berlin institute brings photovoltaic skills to region"s largest power distributor ...

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2006 – more international than ever before

    Exhibitors highlight strong international interest and high visitor quality Satisfied faces all around at the close of the Entsorga-Enteco 2006 trade fair. From 24 to 27 October 2006, 910 exhibitors from 28 countries pre-sented their environmental products and services to a specialist interna-tional public. Exhibitors and visitors were enthusiastic about the offers on display and the ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • President Obama Announces a conditional commitment offer for a $1.45 billion Federal Loan Guarantee for Abengoa Solar Inc.

    President Obama Announces a conditional commitment offer for a $1.45 billion Federal Loan Guarantee for Abengoa Solar Inc. Loan proceeds will be used for the construction of the Solana project (Solana), the largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the world. Federal stimulus advances Solana toward construction. Sevilla, Spain. Loan proceeds will be used for the construction of the ...


    By Abengoa Solar

  • Top 10 green building projects in the US

    Many experts believe that most residential and commercial builders in the US soon will be undertaking green building projects. In recognition of this trend, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced 10 top examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions. In 2004, green building comprised approximately 2% of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Building America Update – August 8, 2014

    Top Innovation Spotlight: Quality Management System Guidelines Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II ...


    By US Department of Energy

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