Green construction on AZoBuild – World Environment Day 2022

This world environment day The theme is #OnlyOneEarth. As the climate crisis looms, sectors are constantly striving to produce new breakthroughs to make themselves more sustainable and circular. On AZoBuild, we are proud to offer green innovations in the fields of construction and architecture. We take a look back at some of our sustainability-focused articles and interviews:

AZoBuild spoke with Kristian Ahlmark of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects about their ambitious new project Rocket&Tigerli, which will become the tallest residential building in the world with a wooden load-bearing structure.

So, for us, the Rocket&Tigerli project represented an extraordinary opportunity to have an impact on the development of a more sustainable future. As with all of our projects, it’s always about promoting a green agenda, taking it to new heights, so to speak. The Rocket&Tigerli project challenges the limits of what we have been able to do before and hopefully will catch the eye in a relatively conservative building industry.

We spoke with Carlo Ratti of Carlo Ratti Associati about the company’s ambitious plans to build the Jian Mu Hydroponic Tower in Shenzhen.

According to my Harvard colleague EO Wilson, biophilia is what makes us yearn for green spaces in urban settings. Through this concept, we have come to the direction to connect the natural and man-made worlds, which is the bread and butter of our work.

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Professors Noguchi and Maruyama, from the University of Tokyo, talk about their research and development of calcium carbonate concrete (CCC), a new material that has the potential to spark a lasting revolution in the construction industry.

As CCC is permanently carbon neutral like wood, and can be recycled as many times as you want for local production and local use, it goes a long way to solving the problems of global warming and resource depletion.

This article provides an overview of bio-engineered building materials, discussing the materials, products, and projects made possible through research in this area.

Among the technological solutions offered, bio-engineered building materials have been extensively researched, with new innovative products entering the market in recent years and exciting bio-based construction projects. engineering were launched.

Growing evidence of anthropogenic climate change has forced industries to work to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Several strategies have been explored recently in the construction industry, including increased use of renewable energy, green manufacturing processes, and green building materials.

Cement manufacturing alone produces 622 kg of carbon dioxide per tonne of cement produced, with approximately four billion tonnes of cement produced each year. 8% of total global carbon dioxide emissions come from cement manufacturing alone. Additionally, embodied carbon, i.e. the carbon released throughout a building’s life cycle, including the disposal of end-of-life materials, is responsible for 11% of total global emissions. of carbon. The impact of these “hidden” emissions is vast.

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Improving traditional building materials with waste materials has become a focus of research in the construction industry over the past decades to meet the challenges of modern society. Organic waste is one of the most commonly produced waste streams in the world, and its use in building materials can help achieve the circular economy goals of many industries. This article will give an overview of some of the uses of organic waste to improve cement.

The construction industry as a whole exploits around 14-50% of all extracted natural resources and is widely considered the second largest contributor of carbon emissions behind the energy industry. Over the past few decades, waste materials have been increasingly sought after as cementitious additives.

The construction industry is responsible for 11% of all global carbon emissions, and 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to the built environment as a whole. However, the world’s population is growing and construction shows no signs of slowing down. More sustainable buildings and construction practices – and the decision not to build – are essential if we are to avoid the worst consequences of the human-induced climate change scenario.

There are many examples of buildings that, for whatever reason, were built with future green credentials in their sights. The future of green building should take the best aspects of these examples, combine them with new sustainable materials and more efficient methods, and continue to reduce the environmental costs of construction. That is, when the buildings are actually needed.

Swedish steelmaker SSAB is partnering with LKAB and Vattenfall to produce the world’s first commercially available fossil-free steel. In July, the first delivery of the durable steel product was shipped to a real customer, and a new partnership between SSAB and construction giant Peab will supply the material to the construction industry.

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