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High-rise fires spur efforts to improve testing of complex systems

January 17, 2020

ICC BSJ WeeklyJanuary 16, 2020 A pair of highly anticipated reports on fire safety engineering regulations in the United Kingdom and Australia are now in the hands of code officials, who will be using the findings to develop better ways of testing materials used in exterior cladding systems on high-rise buildings. Read more.
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Beyond green building to resilience and adaptation—GreenerBuilder 2019

January 17, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 12 Number 1January 1, 2020 This year’s (regional) GreenerBuilder conference raised a number of important issues for the future of sustainability approaches to green building. Although the conference was primarily focused on the impacts of climate change on our buildings and human health, one session in particular, “Creating Resilient Design and Operations…
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A call to action for engineers on climate change

January 17, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 12 Number 1January 1, 2020 Figuratively and literally, engineers have taken a seat at the table to discuss climate change. At the United Nation’s climate talks in Madrid, Spain, which ended Dec. 15, engineers were represented at the public sessions and in closed-door meetings. It’s the first time they have been actively…
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New Buildings Institute zero carbon building database reaches 628.

January 17, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 12 Number 1January 1, 2020 The New Buildings Institute is looking for commercial buildings to add to its Getting to Zero Buildings Database, which is intended to show that zero energy and zero carbon outcomes are realistically achievable. The database now includes 628 buildings, an increase of over 30% since the organization…
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Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard projects certified.

January 17, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 12 Number 1January 15, 2020 The Canada Green Building Council has certified 10 projects through its Zero Carbon Building program, which was created to ensure Canada reaches its 2030 international emissions targets. The first projects include The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation at Mohawk College and a number of other…
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