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Concrete masonry building receives AIA design award

July 10, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJuly 9, 2020 The United States Land Port of Entry in Columbus, New Mexico, has made this year's list of the 10 best sustainable building designs selected by the American Institute of Architecture Committee on the Environment. The annual list is intended to inspire ways to achieve a net-zero economy. The building utilizes…
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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

June 8, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJune 4, 2020 As hurricane seasons become more intense, the need for hazard resilient construction has grown. America, however, has not met that need—in part, because the financial benefits of resilience have not been widely communicated. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) research investigates these substantial benefits with the goal of conveying them…
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Study: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

November 15, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsNovember 15, 2019 Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that…
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De Blasio: Glass skyscrapers ‘have no place on our Earth’

April 25, 2019

From New York PostApril 22, 2019 “We are going to introduce legislation to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to global warming,” de Blasio said. “They have no place in our city or our Earth anymore.” Despite the insistence on repeatedly using the word “ban,” he later admitted his…
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New report questions wood sustainability

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 A recent study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has found that many life cycle assessments (LCAs) that show wood construction lowers carbon emissions often overlook several important factors. Most notably, the Winnipeg-based think tank said typical LCAs do not track or account for “biogenic” carbon — a…
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