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Browsing Archive: July, 2010

AECOM: A Leader in Sustainable Planning

Posted by John Noriega on Thursday, July 29, 2010,

Sustainability in construction is a concept that can be accepted into a project to various extents.  In addition, the sustainability of a building can only be taken as far as the site and surround area allow.  This means a building can have all of the right energy efficient systems, building envelopes, and green materials but still may not provide a sustainable lifestyle or community to the people living, working, or visiting these buildings. 

This is where AECOM makes a difference in the s...

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Sustainable Construction Photos at the 2012 Olympics

Posted by John Noriega on Sunday, July 18, 2010,

As London prepares to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, recent construction photos share the progress being made in this sustainable project.  This sustainable planning and construction project will develop an area that is economically depressed to provide for the community for many decades after the 2012 Olympic Games are over.  Photos courtesy of

Velo Park

Aquatic Center

Olympic Village

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The Solana Project for sustainable energy

Posted by John Noriega on Tuesday, July 6, 2010,

The project focuses on developing one of the world’s largest solar power plants in Gila Bend, Arizona.  The facility will use renewable energy sources to provide a gross output of 280-MW, and supply 70,000 homes with power.

Who’s involved?  

Abengoa Solar:  Develops power plants using several applications of solar power technology

APS:  Leading producer of electrical power in Arizona

Dept. of Energy:  Recently agreed to invest almost $1.5 billion dollars in Abengoa ...

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Dow Corning sustainable insulation solutions

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, July 2, 2010,

You have probably seen commercials and internet ads for the ‘Human Element’ campaign (Hu).  This campaign represents the commitment to sustainability and the future of human life by the Dow Chemical Company.  Dow has established a Sustainability 2015 Goals report that is responsible for dedicating their company’s research and development to new products that will help advance the building industry with correspondence to the government’s energy efficiency goals.

Their interest in su...

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