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Building Materials Archives - CREtech Climate

daryn September 21, 2022

Buildings constructed with more wood, and less cement and steel, would help decarbonize the construction and housing industries in line with global goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050, new research shows.

Lauren September 13, 2022
  • Modulous’s Series A is rare example of a tech firm increasing its valuation as global markets slide – a testament to growing interest in companies that help decarbonise real estate
  • The Modulous software platform automates design, costing and programming – meaning developers, architects and contractors can figure out pricing and decide whether a site is viable...
daryn July 21, 2022

Intelligent City is one of the first North American companies to combine automation with prefabricated mass timber construction.

Lauren July 05, 2022

Nearly 20 firms including Byrne Bros, Canary Wharf Group, Laing O’Rourke and Mace have signed up to a new initiative to use 100% net zero concrete by 2050. Called ConcreteZero, 17 businesses have committed to using 30% low emission concrete by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

daryn June 28, 2022

Minerals are critical to the clean energy transition, as they are crucial components of solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other key technologies. According to the International Energy Agency, ​“A typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car, and an onshore wind plant requires nine times more mineral resources than a ...

daryn June 24, 2022

Triodos Bank is the first Dutch lender to launch a mortgage whereby the interest rate is linked to the choice of materials for the home. In doing so, the bank is taking a new step in making the housing market more sustainable.

daryn April 29, 2022

The "mass timber" movement is a growing worldwide effort to build high-rises and other buildings out of wood composites rather than steel and concrete, for environmental reasons.