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Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.
Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In addition to generating 8% of global carbon emissions, recent studies have highlighted another negative impact of the world’s most popular building material — its weight, which is causing a host of coastal cities to sink faster than sea levels are rising.

Paving the Way for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Paving the Way for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Repairs and reconstruction are critical for improving the state of our country’s infrastructure. Advancements in elastomers and PCR plastics in asphalt can enhance road integrity, increase roads’ lifespan and pave the way for a circular economy.

Paris 2024 Gives First Look at Its Circular Approach to Olympic Games
Paris 2024 Gives First Look at Its Circular Approach to Olympic Games

WALKING THE TALK - Focusing on the material footprint of the upcoming summer Games, Paris 2024 is leaning heavily into recycled materials and plans for reuse of all temporary infrastructure, furniture and equipment.

Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials
Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shaw’s Kellie Ballew spoke with Stacy Smedley, executive director of Building Transparency, about the organization’s role in decarbonizing the construction industry.

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Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast
Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Cities and states are incentivizing retrofits because buildings are major emitters — and because retrofit investments offer significant long-term ROI through energy savings alone.

Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction
Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction

WALKING THE TALK - The retailer argued that a new store would be 25% more energy efficient; but environmentalists say the Oxford Street demolish-rebuild plan would have sent 40K tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Connected Construction a Promising Way to Rein in the Built Environment
Connected Construction a Promising Way to Rein in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Constructing a sustainable built environment requires more than efficient design, equipment and materials — but processes and workflows that say exactly where and how these assets combine to streamline processes as much as possible.

Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It
Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In 2021, global construction projects consumed 30B tonnes of cement to make concrete — with every tonne emitting almost a tonne of CO2. The good news is, technologies already exist to reduce the impact of concrete production.

Human-Centered Design Prioritizes Health, Wellbeing and Regeneration
Human-Centered Design Prioritizes Health, Wellbeing and Regeneration

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - HOK’s design focus is not only on reducing building emissions, but also the environmental impact of materials and the health of building occupants. The firm's regenerative design studio also explores how buildings can be net positive for the environment.

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Balancing Optimism, Practicality to Drive Architects and Designers Toward a Sustainable Future
Balancing Optimism, Practicality to Drive Architects and Designers Toward a Sustainable Future

MARKETING AND COMMS - Shaw spoke with 'Metropolis' Editor-in-Chief Avinash Rajagopal about how to best tackle the complexity of sustainability, and how the design industry is adopting a more interconnected perspective on the subject.

How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment
How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Acknowledging that many textile manufacturers are vague about their products, with little to no proof of sustainability or misrepresenting their claims, can be disheartening. But there are a few key ways to identify a greenwashed product.

Mixed-Income, Net-Zero Community Under Development in Michigan
Mixed-Income, Net-Zero Community Under Development in Michigan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - THRIVE Collaborative designed Veridian from an honest look at what is actually required for a housing community to achieve net-zero goals.

Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business
Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business

WALKING THE TALK - In this first post of a series on how businesses can move beyond sustainable to regenerative, B3.8 and Interface outline an accessible, 4-step framework that is flexible enough for any organization to follow but robust enough to generate the breakthrough innovations that our planet demands.

McKinsey: Circular Economy for Cement Could Be Worth €110B by 2050
McKinsey: Circular Economy for Cement Could Be Worth €110B by 2050

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The concrete industry is responsible for 8% of all global carbon emissions; and 30-40% of today’s solid waste is created through the construction and maintenance of the built environment.

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3 Energy and Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2023
3 Energy and Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2023

CLEANTECH - With the year in full swing, we expect to see further innovations to increase energy efficiency, reduce water consumption; and overall, advance sustainability in the energy industry.

Economic Centers in China, US Top Global Ranking for Climate and Extreme Weather Risks
Economic Centers in China, US Top Global Ranking for Climate and Extreme Weather Risks

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “Since extensive built infrastructure generally overlaps with high levels of economic activity and capital value, it is imperative that the physical risk of climate change is appropriately understood and priced."

Stok Highlights 5 Key Priorities in the Evolution of the Workplace
Stok Highlights 5 Key Priorities in the Evolution of the Workplace

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Industry leaders provide guidance for prioritizing changes to your organization’s real estate and workplace strategy to maximize employee productivity, retention and wellbeing.

Tech Titans Embrace Responsible Forestry
Tech Titans Embrace Responsible Forestry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While many companies focus sustainability efforts on their products and other consumer touch points, two of tech’s largest companies are including large facility construction and remodel projects as a foundation to their efforts having a ‘nature-positive’ approach.

PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability
PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability

SUPPLY CHAIN - The PDXNext redesign of Portland International Airport’s main terminal involved a first-of-its-kind supply chain that supported the regional timber industry; and ensured wood traceability and equitable sourcing from local tribal, private and public landowners’ responsibly managed forests.

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Consortium of Venue Groups Launches Sustainability Platform for Large Arenas, Halls, Convention Centers
Consortium of Venue Groups Launches Sustainability Platform for Large Arenas, Halls, Convention Centers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The GOAL platform aims to standardize sustainability reporting and processes across some of the US’s largest public gathering spaces — and entice the rest to come aboard.

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