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To save our climate we need taller trees not taller wooden buildings

April 2, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol 12 No 6March 31, 2020 A recent article from the Center for Sustainable Economy expressed the need to let trees continue to grow in order to combat climate change. Increased emissions and diminished carbon sequestration capacity are two effects make conventional wood production very carbon intensive. For every ton of carbon…
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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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