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Sustainability in construction Go Construct

According to the Supply Chain Sustainability School, building and construction works in countries which are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD use 25-40 of total energy 30 of raw materials 30-40 of global greenhouse gas emissions 30-40 of solid waste generation This is why sustainable construction ,...

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Sustainability

Steel fiber-reinforced concrete alternatives were also found to be more sustainable than traditional reinforced concrete Nonetheless, these results are unrepresentative of the current practice as direct costs were found to be the main driver in the decision-making processes, while other costs and both environmental and social indicators are disregarded...

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Improve Sustainability ,

15-08-2016 0183 32 Retrofitting an existing building can oftentimes be more cost-effective than building a new facility Since buildings consume a significant amount of energy 40 percent of the nation s total US energy consumption , particularly for heating and cooling 32 percent , and because existing buildings comprise the largest segment of the built environment, it is important to initiate energy ,...

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Making Concrete Change Innovation in Low

13-06-2018 0183 32 As a key input into concrete, the most widely used construction material in the world, cement is a major contributor to climate change The chemical and thermal combustion processes involved in the production of cement are a large source of carbon dioxide CO 2 emissionsEach year, more than 4 billion tonnes of cement are produced, accounting for around 8 per cent of global CO 2 ,...

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Making concrete green reinventing the world s most used ,

04-03-2016 0183 32 Making concrete green reinventing the world s most used synthetic material Concrete has a crushing environmental impact but Australian-led innovations have ,...

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6 Essential Practices for Sustainable Improvement

26-10-2017 0183 32 Sustaining improvement is essential to provide the best health care for patients But too often, hard-won improvements are lost as attention shifts to other priorities and staff revert to the old way of doing things Expert Improvement Advisor Richard Scoville outlines the 6 essential practices for sustainable improvement...

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Making cement sustainable

17-10-2018 0183 32 Making cement involves heating limestone and clay to 1450 176 C 2640 176 F , which both consumes energy and releases carbon dioxide The process also requires ,...

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Here Are Some Ways to Make the Megacity More Sustainable ,

12-07-2016 0183 32 Here Are Some Ways to Make the Megacity More Sustainable 1 326 trillion liters That, roughly, is the amount of water lost annually through leaky pipes before it gets to ,...

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22 Sustainability Activities and Strategies for Companies ,

Companies all over the world are focusing on improving their sustainability practic While it has become a marketable quality to boast companies environmentally friendly initiatives, it is vital to get the workforce involved in the process from the start Before you begin remaking and marketing your products and services as eco-friendly, it is important to , 22 Sustainability Activities ,...

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Sustainability of Concrete Construction Practice ,

A sustainable concrete structure is constructed to ensure that the total environmental impact during its life cycle, including its use, will be minimal Sustainable concrete should have a very low inherent energy requirement, be produced with little waste, be made from some of the most plentiful resources on earth, produce durable structures, have a very high thermal mass, and be made with ,...

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Building s hard problem

13-05-2021 0183 32 Making cement, which makes up 10-15 of concrete, is a carbon-intensive process Limestone has to be heated to 1,450C, which normally requires ,...

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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design Foundation for a Sustainable Future Communities across the United States continue to adopt programs for sustainable development Durable construction can be an important component of such programs The durability and fire resistance of non-combustible concrete and masonry construction are qualities that can help communities ,...

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Concrete and Sustainability

Projecting the sustainability-related performance benefits of concrete Through an extensive education programme, the concrete industry has been making building designers aware of specifying concrete in a manner conducive to sustainable construction Key areas include 1 Thermal mass...

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Sustainability Improvement SGS

Sustainability Improvement How can you make your company and products more sustainable? Recent environmental, social and health concerns, such as global warming, human rights and the risks posed by chemical substances, have highlighted the need for effective sustainability practic...

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New Construction Materials for Modern Projects

Hydrophobic Concrete Waterproofing System A typical patented product uses three materials to achieve a water-tight concrete structure, a super-plasticizer which reduces batching water requirements, thus limiting the volume of the capillary pour network in the concrete a reactive hydrophobic pour blocking concrete admixture and product specific water stop protection at construction dams...

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Improving Pervious Concrete Pavements for Achieving More ,

01-01-2016 0183 32 Improving Pervious Concrete Pavements for Achieving More , Pervious concrete is a novel pavement material characterized by a porous structure that allows the water to percolate through , Investigation on the functional and mechanical performance of differentially compacted pervious concrete for road pavements Sustainability...

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Smart Buildings Improving Sustainability and Energy ,

25-09-2019 0183 32 Things That Make Buildings Smarter 1 Energy Efficiency By accessing actionable data from smart sensors and meters, building management systems provide efficiency through improvements in lighting, HVAC, fire, security systems 2 Operational Efficiency The operation covers several aspects of building management, maintenance, and security...

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How to Make Concrete More Sustainable Request PDF

01-03-2015 0183 32 A number of options are already established for making concrete sustainable as previously discussed However, Justnes Justnes, 2015 identified 4 ways of making concrete more sustainable which ,...

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The 7 essential elements that make your building sustainable

For all our self builder customers from those building new from scratch to those who are refurbishing or upgrading this is the time to incorporate sustainability into your project by design and through the careful choice of materials, getting this right now will insulate you against spiraling energy bills and running costs and provide a durable long lasting healthy home...

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Why Sustainability Reporting is Important

02-02-2021 0183 32 Sustainability reporting is important for your company, your customers and your employe Reporting is sharing your sustainability actions, goals, and achievements with your stakeholders and community At Green Buoy, we take reporting to mean sharing concrete sustainability goals, achievements...

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Is Concrete Sustainable? Green Building with Concrete ,

31-08-2020 0183 32 Concrete is a friend of the environment in all stages of its life span, from raw material production to demolition, making it a natural choice for sustainable home construction Here are some of the reasons why, according to the Portland Cement Association and the Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations...

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Cement and Concrete Sustainability

Long life- Concrete structures are long-lived, such as pavements that have an average service life of 30-50 years Low life-cycle cost - Concrete consumes minimum materials, energy and other resources for construction, and requires little to no maintenance throughout its service life Safety and reliability - Concrete does not rust, rot or burn Concrete pavements are less susceptible to ,...

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Concrete as a Green Building Material

concrete to make it suitable as a Green Building material , sustainable development, green buildings, supplementary cementitious materials, , relatively low rate of 135 in the US is an indication that there is a lot of room for improvement The use of fly ash has a number of advantag...

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Engineers are developing more sustainable concrete

06-10-2020 0183 32 It may assist in improving sulphate resistance of blended cements in some applications I personally have specified using a cement made up of 90 GBFS and 10 hydrated lime for cemented mine backfill Finally, lime is a cement on its own and was used to make polished concrete floors at Catal Huyuk in Turkey around 7000BC...

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Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Concrete ,

Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Concrete Pavements coal, how it is burned, and how the ash cools Under AASHTO M 295, it is classified as either a Class C fly ash or a Class F fly ash In general, Class C fly ash has higher calcium oxide content and can have both hydraulic...

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Sustainability of Concrete Construction

Sustainability of Concrete Construction Tarun R Naik, FASCE1 Abstract Sustainability is important to the well-being of our planet, continued growth of a society, and human development Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world...

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Sustainable Concrete Construction

Sustainable concrete construction is a step towards green and eco friendly concrete construction practices to solve global environmental problems Concrete is a ,...

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What makes concrete a sustainable building material? ACE ,

23-01-2017 0183 32 Concrete is easy to repair after a fire, and so helps businesses recover sooner Concrete pavement roads are bright examples of sustainable construction over bitumen roads Concrete roads have stood test of time for decades, assures Joshi Alccofine micro materials improves the quality of concrete manifolds and make it more durable and sustainable...

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