News tagged with sustainable building

Improving bridge health condition data

On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate Professor Zhigang ...

Oct 10, 2014
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'New old bricks' for the construction industry

Making bricks is a very resource- and energy-intensive process. Meanwhile, when existing brick buildings are demolished, most of the resulting debris, which can contain many thousands of whole bricks, is ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Higher ed must lead climate change adaptations

Higher Education institutions play a key role and must be leaders in preparing society to adapt to the needs of a changing climate, according to a new report evaluating education, research, campus sustainability ...

Jun 06, 2013
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NRC panel advises US DOD on green buildings

New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Businesses see advantage in green buildings

The Subway sandwich shop on Chicago's State Street may look like any other new restaurant, but its tile, crown molding and most wall coverings are made from recycled materials. In the bathroom, sensors control water flow, ...

Sep 02, 2010
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Empire State Building going green

The Empire State Building is being converted into an eco-friendly skyscraper, transforming the landmark into a "green" architectural marvel as part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade, officials said Monday.

Apr 07, 2009
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