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How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment
How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Simply returning profits to investors is no longer a good enough measure of success. If any stakeholder does not see benefits in the design of a capital project, then gaining support is unlikely. Is your organization ready for multi-stakeholder investment and design?

Mighty Buildings Now Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Homes with CO2-Based Cement
Mighty Buildings Now Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Homes with CO2-Based Cement

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New partner Fortera’s material converts carbon dioxide into cement, reducing CO₂ emissions by more than 60% — and costs 10% less than conventional cement.

Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station
Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Aidia Studio’s pre-Hispanic Mayan-inspired design is a much-needed evolutionary twist on current architecture that will help ensure the survival of the Mexican city’s transport links during increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers
Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the latest company to use its size and scale to help equip the next generation of workers, SBD’s ‘Empower Makers’ grants aim to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs in the next five years — and change misconceptions that these careers are not financially rewarding.

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Getting to Net-Zero Buildings Helps the Climate — and the Bottom Line
Getting to Net-Zero Buildings Helps the Climate — and the Bottom Line

CLEANTECH - Though it will involve substantive changes, the move to net zero is not something companies should dread — and they lose money to inefficient systems every day they wait.

Redfin Now Provides Climate-Risk Data for Prospective Home Purchases
Redfin Now Provides Climate-Risk Data for Prospective Home Purchases

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The online real estate brokerage site now includes data from ClimateCheck to help home buyers and sellers understand the risk for fire, heat, drought and storms in their area over a 30-year mortgage.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office
The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The ongoing pandemic has changed fundamental patterns in our lives, accelerating existing trends and revealing new unmet needs. Since the onset of COVID, Steelcase has conducted ongoing research to help organizations understand its impact on their people and business.

Are 3D-Printed Buildings the Sustainable Future of Construction?
Are 3D-Printed Buildings the Sustainable Future of Construction?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The construction industry must adopt technologies that increase productivity while mitigating the impact of our growing housing needs on the climate crisis. Mighty Buildings’ technology may be ‘one of the only in existence’ that could unlock the needed productivity alongside reduced emissions.

2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

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Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials
Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - HITT Contracting’s demo facility was designed to highlight circular design; focus on healthy material selection; and meet the most rigorous, sustainable standards for the construction industry.

Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability
Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The nine organizations selected for this year’s sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program have displayed tremendous effort and progress to support the wellbeing of people and the planet amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings
How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Last year provided many unforeseen challenges for the building management industry; despite it all, sustainability commitments stayed steady. But we must seize the opportunity to shift the narrative in the energy industry away from efficiency, towards continuous optimization.

Digital Twins: A Data-Driven Approach to Sustainable Building Operations
Digital Twins: A Data-Driven Approach to Sustainable Building Operations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Digital twins are now beginning to be recognized for their ability to monitor a building’s performance in real time. Companies' building projects should include a model that is prepared for this new, data-driven approach to sustainability.

The Shift from Sustainable to Regenerative Design
The Shift from Sustainable to Regenerative Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The language and terms we use influence our approach to the problems we face. Switching from sustainable to regenerative design enables us to more easily leave behind strategies that are no longer equal to the challenges we face.

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Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse
Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse

WASTE NOT - When Toronto’s Rogers Centre stadium needed a new roof, the owner turned to Sika Sarnafil — the manufacturer of the original vinyl roof membrane. Choosing a Sarnafil roof provided the additional benefit of the company’s recycling program

AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials
AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials

WASTE NOT - Many plastic-based building materials that could be recycled aren’t, because most companies haven’t yet figured out how. The AZEK Company cracked this code, and diverted nearly 300 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2019.

The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment
The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment

SUPPLY CHAIN - The intersection of circular practices and supply chain in the built environment will be a ripe area for innovation as companies look to their real estate portfolios for opportunities to meet their ambitious sustainability commitments by 2030.

A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink
A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Every aspect of coastal infrastructure will be impacted by sea level rise; and the sheer size of the problem is difficult to comprehend. We can’t just turn Venice, California into Venice, Italy; but there are things we can do to protect our coastal communities and infrastructure.

What’s Your Organization’s Carbon Budget?
What’s Your Organization’s Carbon Budget?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The reduction in total carbon emissions due to COVID-19 just about equals the annual reduction we need to put in place over the next decade. That’s quite a challenge — and it will require us to examine every aspect of our organizations’ operations.

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3 Advances in Sequestering Carbon in the Built Environment
3 Advances in Sequestering Carbon in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The ability to not only eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, but actually sequester carbon, would transform buildings from net negative to net positive entities. Here, we examine several approaches making this possible.

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