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From Agro-Waste to Sustainable Structures: Concrete Made from Sugarcane

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This waste has a promising potential to replace energy-intensive building systems, such as concrete and brick, by providing building materials that combine sustainability and structural efficiency. Read more »

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Yazdani Studio's Caltech sustainability center is making progress

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Nearly one year after breaking ground in Pasadena, construction is in full swing for the Resnick Sustainability Center on the Caltech campus. [.] When completed, the new complex will serve as the physical hub of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, which has existing at Caltech since 2009.

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Why the Global South Needs Different Sustainability Benchmarks

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Image © Tyler Caine As world governments grapple with environmental crises, the construction industry rushes to reevaluate sustainable design and develop new ways of measuring its efficiency. The Global South faces distinctive challenges in building sustainable cities.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré awarded inaugural Cosanti Medal for social and sustainable design

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The Arizona-based nonprofit, which since its founding in 1965 has sought to "influence the way the built environment is created with little negative effect to the surrounding natural environment," launched the prize in order to honor those who make communities more resilient, equitable, and sustainably integrated with the natural world.

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Sustainable Architecture: Design Green with the Client in Mind

Speaker: Pedro Clarke – Principal Architect at A+ Architecture, In Loco Program Director

Sustainability begins with a conversation, and acquiring customer buy-in is entirely dependent on how the conversation is framed. Clients may not see sustainability as a priority out of fear of operational costs and quality. There are a variety of approaches you can use to develop this collaborative sustainable culture.

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Is shipping container architecture really sustainable?

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Even as the tiny house movement continues to gain popularity and shipping containers are beloved both for their aesthetic appeal and supposed sustainability, it’s worth asking if they’re the right material for this purpose.

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Ten sustainable projects are recognized by the AIA for the 2023 COTE Top Ten Awards

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The ten projects have been recognized “for their significant achievements in holistic sustainability and advancing climate action and equity.” The AIA’s Committee on the Environment has unveiled the winners of the 2023 COTE Top Ten Awards.