Tag: sustainable building solutions

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Morocco’s Earthquake Wasn’t Unexpected – Building Codes Must Plan for Them

September 11, 2023

More than 2,000 people died when a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco on September 8th. The epicenter was...

Sonna Donko Maël

Machine Learning May Be the Key to Sustainable Structural Engineering

December 1, 2022

The construction sector is the world’s largest resource hog and waste generator. The sector consumes about 40 percent of...

The Conversation

Green Buildings Can Boost Productivity, Well-Being and Health of Workers

September 30, 2022

Most people now recognize the energy savings benefits of green buildings. These buildings use less water, energy and other...

Lorine Ouma

It’s Time to Boost Extreme Heat Resilience in Low-Income US Housing

One of the numbers that reveals the consequences of poverty in the United States is the energy burden. Low-income...

Jennifer Oomen

Building for the Future: What Does Net Zero Building Look Like in the Global South?

March 24, 2022

The lead up to COP26 brought renewed energy from private sector and government leaders signing on to achieve net...

Julio Diarte

A Two-For-One Solution: Repurpose Cardboard Waste to Build Homes

March 1, 2022

What if we could reduce the amount of garbage we produce and build low-cost homes to solve housing shortages...

Rob Goodier

Engineering a Circular Economy in the Built Environment

February 9, 2022

The construction industry is highly extractive and uses enormous volumes of natural resources. The sector accounts for 40 percent...

Denise Nelson

The Case for Sustainable Infrastructure: ASCE’s Online Course, Policy Statements and Resources

April 16, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers promotes sustainability in the design and construction of infrastructure. In support of that...

Jason Moses

Cement: Enabler or Barrier for Global Development?

February 6, 2019

We’ve all seen and felt the slum conditions in which too many must live and form livelihoods. When the...

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‘Supermud’ bricks could help tackle the world’s housing crisis and cut carbon emissions that cause climate change

June 28, 2018

The world is about to experience one of the biggest housing booms in history over the coming decades. In...


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