Tag Archives: sustainability

Symposium on Building Science and Building Enclosure Performance

August 31, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews August 30, 2018 The Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance Part 1 will be held on October 21-22, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The symposium is co-sponsored by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings and Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and will…
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New Standard Provides Guidelines for Masonry Units Using Alternative Materials

August 31, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews August 30, 2018 ASTM International's committee on masonry units (C15) has approved a new standard that provides guidelines for masonry units manufactured with materials not currently addressed by existing ASTM standards. Traditional ASTM masonry units are manufactured out of inorganic materials that can include fired clay, shale, concrete, sand-lime, or calcium silicates.…
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AIA President Calls for Carbon-Neutral Built Environment

July 3, 2018

From TMS's Sustainability E-News June 30, 2018 According to this article, American Institute of Architects (AIA) President Carl Elefante recently called on architects, industries and governments to do more to achieve a carbon-neutral built environment by 2050. "The United States and Europe have made significant strides when it comes to designing high-performance buildings, but we…
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Adoption of Disaster-Resistant Homes Has Been Too Slow

July 2, 2018

From TMS's Sustainability E-News June 30, 2018 Design and safety features that can help homes withstand hurricanes, flooding and other extreme weather are not being embraced quickly enough within the housing market, experts say in this article. The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides reduced rates for flood insurance in communities that exceed local building codes,…
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