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ICC 500 on Storm Shelters public review period open

July 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 The second draft of ICC 500, Standard for Design and Construction of Storm Shelters, is now available for public review and comment. The development process through the International Code Council is open to everyone, and the public is welcomed to review and provide comments on the draft standard. Public…
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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

July 16, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 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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Call for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience

July 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience. NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into…
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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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