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Browsing Archive: January, 2011

Recycled Aggregate for Carbon Neutral Concrete

Posted by John Noriega on Thursday, January 27, 2011,

    With the development of environmentally conscious construction projects across the world, there are still many demands of building materials that today’s technologies have not yet satisfied.  Looking at the two main structural building materials, steel and concrete, one in particular lacks characteristics of carbon neutrality.  While steel is nearing full recycled production, concrete remains a very carbon intensive process.  The main contributor to this trait is portland cement.  Port...

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A Sustainable Construction Outlook for 2011

Posted by John Noriega on Saturday, January 8, 2011,
2011 buzzwords: net-zero energy, passive house, and photovoltaic.

As we bring in the New Year, there are several trends that will define the construction industry in 2011.  As in recent years, the industry is undoubtedly headed in a sustainable direction focusing on environmentally friendly materials, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sources.  The outlook for the industry in 2011 considers these same principles, but we will see a stronger more informed focus in several areas.

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