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Storing energy in red bricks

August 25, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 13, 2020 Brick has been used in walls and buildings for thousands of years, but rarely has been found fit for any other use. Now, chemists in Arts & Sciences at Washington University of St. Louis have developed a method to make or modify “smart bricks” that can store energy until required…
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Code, standard help builders maximize sustainability

March 17, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol 12 No 5March 15, 2020 The 2021 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is expected to give commercial and residential builders additional flexibility to make projects energy-efficient based on design, building type and location. The International Organization for Standardization also has developed a standard to help architects, engineers and…
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Energy-efficient masonry housing project wins 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize

October 18, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsOctober 15, 2019 The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich, England winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building. Designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, the highly energy-efficient residential development meets Passivehaus standards, with annual energy costs estimated to be 70…
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Deep energy retrofits for historic masonry buildings

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 Existing buildings offer the greatest opportunity for achieving energy efficiency and reducing the overall building energy use in the U.S. Buildings constructed before 1980 were built to model energy codes that were vastly less stringent than current code requirements. As a result, even minor energy retrofits can yield beneficial…
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