sustainable construction News

  • Sustainability of Construction Products

    New Construction Products Regulation Calls for Evidence for Environmental Indicators The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) becomes effective by July 1, 2013. It replaces the previously effective legal provision of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EWG of 1988 and contains that manufacturers of CE- marked construction products must guarantee the environmental ...


    By thinkstep

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • Construction`s new sustainability era

    New ratings system is materials game changer. There is no doubt that transparency and disclosure are becoming a requirement for doing business; some would argue that it is already a requirement. Firms such as Gensler, HOK and Cannon Design are already requesting product disclosures from building product manufacturers. Yet, there is still confusion and uncertainty around exactly how to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Deadline for sustainable construction competition nears

    Applications for the second global Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction worldwide can be submitted until February 29, 2008 at www.holcimawards.org. The prize for the five regional competitions and the global awards totals USD two million. The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is an international design ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

    With construction customers across North America, Waste Management is today honoring 10 companies with its inaugural SustainabilityCircle of Excellence Award. This recognition, highlighting sustainable performances within the construction industry, looks to celebrate the builders who achieved important sustainability milestones in 2011, as determined by Waste Management's online  ...


  • Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

    Today, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced the winners of the 2012 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award, a recognition given to the top customers in the construction industry who achieved outstanding sustainability milestones during the planning and building phases of their projects. To be considered for this award, each winner used Waste Management’s innovative ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • VRCA Launches Innovative Sustainable Construction Certification Program

    To promote corporate sustainability strategies in the construction sector, Vancouver Regional Construction Association has launched the Excellence in Sustainable Construction (ESC) Certification Program, one of the first of its kind in North America to certify a construction company, rather than a construction project. The aim of the Association-developed program is to encourage the three ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASTM and DCL Cooperate on Upcoming Sustainable Construction Conference

    Nick Ecart, sixth from left, meets with staff of the Dubai Municipality’s Dubai Central Laboratory to sign the cooperation agreement for this year’s Quality Assurance Conference. ASTM International and Dubai Municipality’s Dubai Central Laboratory have signed a cooperation agreement to organize and support this year’s Quality Assurance Conference for Sustainable ...


    By ASTM International

  • People-Focused Designs at the Heart of Sustainable Construction

    The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the US at a ceremony in ...


  • Standards Pave Way for Sustainable Road Construction

    Three proposed new ASTM International standards will emphasize the importance of using sustainable materials in the road and paving industry. The proposed new standards are: WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sustainable Waste-To-Energy Facility Approved for Construction in Tennessee

    PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process. The waste-to-energy technology, which will go on line early next year, is a downdraft gasification plant that will cleanly convert up to 64 tons per day of blended waste wood, scrap tires and sewer sludge ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • ISI Opens Sustaining Membership to Engineering, Planning, Construction and Design Firms

    The Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today it has opened its Sustaining Memberships to private sector firms in engineering, planning, design and construction organizations. The ISI Sustaining Membership is designed for companies to be recognized publicly for their competency and experience in the development of sustainable infrastructure projects. The ISI is a ...

  • Free online guide to help construction contractors be more sustainable

    Construction contractors in the UK can find out how to improve the support they give to clients on sustainable building options with a new online guide provided by Envirowise. The guide, Constructing the case for building sustainability: helping you to help your customer, is available to download for free online and provides advice on the following: Choosing the right materials for the job ...

  • Siemens—McGraw-Hill Construction Study Shows Continued Evolution of Corporate Sustainability

    Siemens announced the results of the 2012 Greening of Corporate America study, issued in conjunction with ...

  • Environmental taxes on aggregate materials in the EU: towards sustainable construction

    Environmental taxes on construction materials can be a key element in achieving better sustainability in the construction sector, says a report presented today by the European Environment Agency. The study reviews taxation schemes for extractive activities in the Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, focusing on a EUR 15.2 billion industry producing essential materials for the ...

  • Olympic Park sustainability record can set the pace for UK construction industry

    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Progress Report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction, which highlights the London 2012 Olympic Park as a best practise project. The Progress Report looks at the achievements being made on the Government’s commitments to make the UK a world leader in sustainable construction, and uses the London 2012 ...


    By London 2012

  • BASF hosts the 4th annual sustainable construction roundtable during Greenbuild 2011

    BASF, the world's leading chemical company, will host the 4th Annual BASF Roundtable for Sustainable Construction on Oct. 5, 2011. The luncheon will occur from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Meeting Rooms Confederation 5 and 6, located at 100 Front Street West in Toronto, Canada during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. ...

  • Natural appearance and sustainable construction of steep slopes with Tensartech systems

    Vegetated embankments and steep slopes are favoured methods of construction for infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and railways. Tensar International’s Tensartech NaturalGreen and GreenSlope Systems, for reinforced earth retaining slopes up to 45º and 70º respectively, offer rapid and low cost construction, proven performance, and high sustainability with excellent vegetated ...


    By Tensar International

  • Inpro leads the way in building and construction with next-Level sustainability tracking and reporting

    thinkstep, the global leader in sustainability performance management software, data and services, today (09/09/2015) announced that Inpro, the leading manufacturer of interior and exterior architectural products, has implemented its newly released SoFi ts software, part of the thinkstep.one family of products, to manage and report on its comprehensive sustainability metrics. Using SoFi ts to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Sustainability in the Global Construction Industry 2012-2013: A Global CEO Survey

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Sustainability in the Global Construction Industry 2012–2013: A Global CEO Survey ...


    By ReportLinker

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