The ReBuilding Center in Portland, Oregon, aims to preserve construction materials for re-use, with the goal of keeping the discarded matter out of landfills as the industry works to be more environmentally sustainable
Inspired by the environmental advantages of wood construction, the European city recently passed groundbreaking legislation mandating that all new buildings constructed after 2025 consist of at least 20% wood or other biobased material (from 2022)
Aeroseal retrofits buildings with an aerosolized duct sealing technology that injects a fog of sealant particles into pressurized spaces and uses physics to pull the particles to the leaks in the ductwork
Making construction more environmentally sustainable is a vital focus for the industry. Here, we look back on Built’s most recent top stories about the industry’s sustainability push
Cities across the globe have experienced urban blight, where districts that have seen a significant downturn in fortunes are abandoned and residential and business properties left vacant. Responding to this change in fortunes is becoming an industry in itself.
The fully recyclable structure could provide an eco-friendly solution to the affordable housing crisis, skilled labor shortage and supply chain disruptions
Making the industry more environmentally sustainable requires the transition from the linear approach to construction to a more circular model that offers additional advantages in overall cost, materials pricing and supply security
Humans have been using the sun’s energy for millennia, but only now can industries like construction fully embrace the world’s most readily available, renewable and sustainable source of energy.
The Nordic country is already a leader in environmentally responsive building; now it wants to make its construction industry the cleanest on earth. Can it be done?
Arcadia hopes creating a more accessible solar energy ecosystem will help construction reach its long-term sustainability goals
The property developer and builder aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2025 and absolute zero by 2040. Here’s what its head of sustainability says other firms can do to reach aggressive targets
With pressure building for the construction sector to address its carbon emissions as part of the battle to reverse the impact of climate change, designers and others are coming up with innovative ways “to do their bit” using materials like timber.
In an era of high costs and limited materials, construction firms aim to make greener building more cost-effective with inventive products and methods
To determine how to lessen the climate impact in the short and long term, researchers in Sweden took a comprehensive look at a highway project and its associated supply chains