Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, talked about the proposed carbon-reduction rule that sets a goal of 30% reduction by power plants by 2030. She explained how states could take advantage of the flexibility in the rule to reach that goal, and suggests that people and organizations comment on the rule -- and comment often, writes SmartBrief's Jennifer Hicks.
The Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne in Switzerland has developed a form of eco-friendly cement that can potentially cut construction sites' carbon emissions by 40%. The research team discovered that Limestone Calcined Clay Cement "boils down to more calcified clay and limestone in cement mixtures, rather than less," writes Jennifer Hicks. LC3 therefore, could become a potential benchmark for the creation of other low-carbon concrete because of the abundance of limestone and clay around the world.
It's important for bosses to remember that their workplace isn't an emergency room, says Angie's List co-founder Angie Hicks. That means understanding that while your company's successes and failures might seem important, they aren't a matter of life and death. "Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously," Hicks advises.
The architecture, engineering and construction industries are harnessing the power of building information modeling software to create sustainable structures, writes ASCE SmartBrief editor Jennifer Hicks. The 3D modeling can help match design intent and actual construction, and help enhance energy efficiency.
Contractors are harnessing the power of building information modeling software to create sustainable structures, writes AGC SmartBrief editor Jennifer Hicks. The 3D modeling can help match design intent and actual construction, helping to enhance energy efficiency.