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New Sciences Building’s Green Features Are Pure Gold – News Center

The Sciences Building was recognized for its environmental sustainability by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building was reviewed for the commitment to sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and cutting-edge design.

The new Sciences Building has been awarded LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council, becoming the eighth building on The University of Texas at Dallas campus to earn LEED certification.

The Sciences Building joins the Engineering and Computer Science West building, the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center and the Bioengineering and Sciences Building as the only structures on campus to achieve

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Building a green economy, brick by brick |

Land, fire and water

When Eduardo Romero was 40 years old, he was fired from his job as a bricklayer. It was 1992, in the city of Durazno, Uruguay. With his few belongings on his shoulder, Eduardo headed for the north of the country and stopped only when he found work. It was in the city of Tranqueras, and his new source of income came from land, fire and water: Eduardo started making bricks.

Today, five jobs, two ventures, three children and 28 years later, Mr. Romero is still linked to this insecure industry, which is both an easy source

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Green Building Materials Market 2020 Current Trends and Major

Green Building Materials Market

Green Building Materials Market which an off-the-shelf report, has been compiled after an in-depth analysis of the market trends prevailing across five geographies (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). Various segments of the market such as components and end-users are analyzed with robust research methodology. The Research methodology is three step process starting with exhaustive secondary research to gather data from company profiles, global/regional associations, and trade journals, technical white papers, paid databases among others. This is followed by extensive primary interviews with industry experts/KOLs to gain insights on current scenarios and

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LafargeHolcim launches its ‘green concrete’ in the U.S.

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Concrete is essential to the development of buildings around the world, but its impact on the environment can be considerable.

Cement, for example, is a crucial component in concrete but it is energy intensive to produce and its manufacture has a big footprint when it comes to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

According to a 2018 report from Chatham House, over 4 billion metric tons of cement are produced annually. This, the policy institute said, accounts “for around 8% of global CO2 emissions.”

As concerns about the sustainability of the construction sector mount, a

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