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Precast Concrete Sustainability | Nitterhouse Concrete

Nitterhouse Concrete employs experienced craftspeople dedicated to developing and manufacturing the best and most sustainable concrete products available in the world. For more information on how we can help you and the environment, call Nitterhouse today at 717 267-4505 or contact us online .

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Carbon Negative Concrete | Center for Low Carbon Built

Concrete is the highest-volume product manufactured worldwide, at an estimated 12 billion metric tons a year. It’s also the second-most consumed material, after water. The material’s use of highly carbon-intensive cement contributes to emissions that threaten our way of life. But within cement also lies a unique opportunity.

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Building Ecology: First Principles For A Sustainable Built

Understanding the concept of ecological sustainability and translating it into practice as sustainable development is a key challenge for today’s built environment professionals. The skill and vision of those who shape our cities and homes is vital to achieving sustainable solutions to the many environmental, economic and social problems we

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Concrete and Sustainability - Greenspec

In the UK particularly over the last decade, the concrete industry has moved forward with a range of initiatives that include on the one hand technical improvements to reduce global warming gases and on the other hand an educational programme aimed at engineers and building designers that pushes concrete's sustainable credentials.

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Thermal insulating concrete wall panel design for

Thermal insulating concrete wall panel design for sustainable built environment ScientificWorldJournal. ; :279592. doi: 10.1155/ /279592. Epub Aug 6. have been conducted for monitoring the temperature variation in both proposed sandwich wall panel and conventional concrete wall panel under a heat radiation source. For further

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PDF) Applications of phase change materials in concrete

The heat capacity and high density of concrete coupled with latent heat storage of PCM provides a novel energy saving concepts for sustainable built environment.

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Application of Nanomaterials in The Sustainable Built

sustainable built environment. 2. Concrete Concrete is the most widely used material in the built environment. Concrete mainly consists of cement, aggregates, water and admixtures. Most of the concrete is made up of aggregates which are inert granular materials such as sand, crushed stone or gravel (Tabsh and Abdelfatah, ). Cement acts as

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Reducing the environmental impact of the global built

Nov 16,  · The framework of a transformational plan for the built environment provides a provocative but necessary suggestion on concrete actions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Vertical Forest: A Sustainable Residential Building

Area: 40.000 sqm. Year: 2009-2014. Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the

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Sustainable Construction: Building for a Better World

The Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainable construction as "the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lifecycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.".

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Making concrete green: reinventing the world's most used

Mar 4, 2016Smart cities Guardian sustainable He says using recycled plastic in reinforced concrete has great environmental savings. of the estimated 188,000 homes to be built every year to house 36

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Basic Information about the Built Environment | US EPA

Nov 12,  · Globally, consumption of materials continues to increase, with the greatest increases for construction minerals, ores, and industrial minerals according to the International Resource Panel.Within the United States alone, billions of tons of concrete, steel, and wallboard will be required to construct, maintain, and operate our nation’s built environment resulting in substantial economic costs.

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Applications of Phase Change Materials in Concrete for

Concrete incorporating PCM improves the thermal mass of the building which reduces the space conditioning energy consumption and extreme temperature fluctuations within the building. The heat capacity and high density of concrete coupled with latent heat storage of PCM provides a novel energy saving concepts for sustainable built environment.

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Probabilistic Design of Sustainable Reinforced Concrete

May 22,  · The design, construction, and operation of civil infrastructure that is more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible over its life cycle from extraction of raw materials to end of life is increasingly desirable worldwide. This paper presents a probabilistic framework for the design of civil infrastructure that achieves targeted improvements in quantitative sustainability

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Is mass timber really sustainable?

While that stance of de-and reforestation is under debate among environmental experts, across the board, timber is generally a more sustainable building material because it is a renewable resource

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4 Types of Modern Concrete Homes (Plus Costs, Pros, Cons

Concrete blocks are being used more and more due to their lack of a carbon footprint - they are very sustainable - and also because of their versatility. To create the concrete blocks that are often used in building homes and big buildings, cement masons take concrete, and they cast it into what is known as a "reusable mold", which is

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