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No Donald Trump, You Did Not Break the Glass Ceiling For Women in Construction

Donald Trump says he "was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women" in construction. But Megan Wild, an…
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Women in Construction: Will It Ever Be Equal?

Without many female role models in the field to look up to, women feel there isn’t a place for them in construction —…
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An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions

Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks…
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Shattering Glass Myths: Design for Climate Action

Buildings encased in glass and steel are poor insulators and diminish energy efficiency, yet they are ubiquitous. Smita Chandra Thomas, sustainability consultant and…
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How Modular Construction is Keeping Waste Out of U.S. Landfills

With the rise of modular construction as an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional construction, there is now a sustainable option for keeping…
This scaled-down Eiffel Tower art installation greets event-goers at the start of the 'Champs-Élysées' at COP21 at Le Bourget in Paris.

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies,…
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Portland’s Clean Diesel Initiative Builds New Specs for Green Construction

What do you get when you put a real estate developer, a large neighborhood association, a state environment agency and a whole lot…
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Green Building Trends: 7 Fun Facts About Modular Construction

Advancement of technology in the 21st century has given rise to modular construction: a faster, more cost efficient method of building construction. Modular…
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Green Building Should Start With a Green Supply Chain

A recent report, Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020, anticipates that the global green building market should grow at a compound annual growth…
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7 Green Building Trends to Watch in 2015

With green building becoming a critical part of today’s world, more and more new construction technologies are being developed to keep up with…
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5 Reasons to Invest in a Sustainable Warehouse

Incorporating sustainable practices into warehouse and distribution center design has proven to be a winning strategy for business. Sustainable warehouses earn respect from…
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Green Building Questions: What Makes Fiberglass Windows Energy Efficient?

In an effort to go green, many evangelists have been advocating fiberglass windows. But how energy efficient are they?
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Waste Heat Recovery a Path for Cement Makers to Cut Costs and Emissions

Cement manufacturers have been reducing CO2 emissions. Deploying waste heat recovery (WHR) technology can spur additional reductions, as well as lower costs substantially…
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2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Ginger Dosier ‘Grows’ Bricks with Bacteria

The brick is the basic building block of architecture, popular because it is modular, has a simple design and is both easy to…
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Mahindra World City: The Future of Gated Communities?

Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainable spin. A…