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Articles and podcasts about Sustainability in the built environment

Reimagining Our Cities

Cities

Reimagining Our Cities: Dr. Julian Bolleter’s Vision for a Greener, More Equitable Urban Future

Reimagining Our Cities: Dr. Julian Bolleter’s Vision for a Greener, More Equitable Urban Future Cities are more than just concrete jungles; they are living, breathing organisms that have the potential to either thrive in harmony with nature or suffocate under the weight of poor planning and environmental neglect. If you’re someone who looks at the sprawl of urban development and ponders the possibilities of sustainable design, then you simply cannot […]

todayApril 29, 2024

The EU’s ‘right to repair’ rule

Built Environment

The EU’s ‘right to repair’ rule and the construction industry

The new Right to Repair EU rule will soon be the catalyst for a significant shift in the construction industry's sustainability. The EU's 'right to repair' rule is more than a law. It shows a strong commitment to the rights of consumers and taking care of the environment. This rule is guiding the industry towards a future where buildings are made to last longer and can be easily fixed. It […]

todayApril 29, 2024

Innovative Sustainable Practices in the Energy Industry

Energy

Greening the Grid: Innovative Sustainable Practices in the Energy Industry

Greening the Grid: Innovative Sustainable Practices in the Energy IndustryBy Edrian BlasquinoAs the global demand for energy continues to rise, traditional methods of energy production are proving to be unsustainable and detrimental to the planet. With environmental concerns looming large and the depletion of traditional energy sources, the energy industry needs to transition towards greener alternatives. In this article, we will delve into how the industry is greening the grid and […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

is concrete sustainable

Sustainability

Unveiling the Truth: Is Concrete Sustainable?

Concrete is a ubiquitous building material that is used in a wide range of construction projects, from sidewalks to skyscrapers. However, its environmental impact is a topic of debate, and many are questioning whether it is a sustainable option for future construction projects. In terms of production, concrete involves the extraction of raw materials, transportation, and high energy consumption during the curing process. Additionally, the production of concrete generates significant […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

waste generated from construction

Sustainability

Understanding the Impacts of Waste Generated from Construction

The construction industry is an important aspect of economic growth, but also has significant environmental impacts. One of the major concerns is the amount of waste generated from construction sites. This waste includes materials such as concrete, wood, metal, plastics, and other building materials that are discarded during the construction process. Waste generated from construction has several negative impacts on the environment. For instance, it contributes to air, water, and […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

Sustainable Materials

Sustainability

Eco-Friendly Innovations in Construction: A Focus on Sustainable Materials

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the need to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions, the construction industry has a critical role to play in promoting sustainability. One of the most important ways in which the industry can achieve this is by utilizing sustainable materials in construction projects. Sustainable materials are those that are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and have a minimal impact on the environment. From renewable resources such […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

Sustainable Construction Materials and Methods

Sustainability

Building a Greener Future: Sustainable Construction Materials and Methods

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of climate change, it's becoming increasingly vital to adopt sustainable construction practices that reduce our environmental impact. Sustainable construction methods and materials are the key to creating buildings that are energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and durable in the long run. From recycled materials to passive design techniques, there are numerous ways to make construction more sustainable and promote a healthier planet. In this […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

carbon credits biodiversity

Sustainability

Boosting Biodiversity with Carbon Credits – A Sustainable Approach

Climate change and environmental conservation are two of the most significant challenges facing the world today. As global warming continues to impact ecosystems and biodiversity, it is vital to find sustainable solutions that promote both environmental and economic benefits. One such approach is the use of carbon credits to boost biodiversity. In this article, we will explore the relationship between carbon credits and biodiversity conservation, the role of sustainable development […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

Exploring Sustainable Alternatives in Construction

Sustainability

From Concrete to Hempcrete: Exploring Sustainable Alternatives in Construction

As our planet's resources continue to dwindle, it's becoming increasingly important to seek out sustainable alternatives in every aspect of our lives. One of the areas where this is particularly crucial is in construction. The building industry is notorious for its impact on the environment, from the use of non-renewable resources to the creation of greenhouse gas emissions. That's why exploring sustainable alternatives in construction is so essential. We need […]

todayAugust 25, 2023

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