Environment

A Train Of Thought

Sometimes I’ll read several articles in a row that seem logically connected. Perhaps the current conditions of enforced isolation and poor economics conditions have encouraged writers to move in the same direction, or perhaps there really is a deep connection between the following pieces: “Could a Public Works Program Save New York City’s Economy?” by Samar …

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Same Goal, Different Paths

Given the large percentage of the world’s released carbon that is related to construction activity, there’s no way for people in the AEC community to be neutral on the topic. Either you are trying in some way to reduce the environmental impact of your work or you are not. I’ve talked about this before, and …

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Disassembly

Another good piece on recycling at the scale of buildings: Pass the Leftovers! by Matt Burgermaster looks at the issue of reuse of building materials during demolition, using the ongoing demolition of the Union Carbide Building as an example. The statistic that jumps out at you: NYC produces 6 million tons of construction and demolition …

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