January 2012

New Research on the Environmental Impact of Concrete

(Concrete Helper 1-16-2012) Nearly 500 representatives from industry, government and academia convened at MIT in August for a day-long symposium on the environmental impacts of concrete – a topic of no small importance, given that concrete is the most widely used man-made material on earth and that its use contributes about 5% of global CO2 emissions.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS STADIUM RECEIVES LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

 (Construction & Demolition Recycling 1-3-2012)  Apogee Stadium is first collegiate stadium to receive highest certification from U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the University of North Texas’ (UNT) Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas, LEED Platinum Certification, making it the first newly constructed collegiate football stadium in the U.S. to achieve the highest level of LEED certification, says the university.