SKOKIE, ILL. — As part of its ongoing commitment to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of cement and concrete as a sustainable, cost-effective, and economical choice for infrastructure development, the Portland Cement Association honors five public officials from across the nation with the Sustainable Leadership Award.
Zürich, Switzerland — The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction is currently open for entries. The competition offers a total of $2 million in prize money. Projects are eligible for entry if they have reached an advanced stage of design but had not started construction or commercial production before July 1, 2010.
SKOKIE, ILL./TAMPA, FLA. (September 20, 2010) — To allow local governments to adopt green building codes that address high performance as well as conventional sustainable features, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), have developed High Performance Building Requirements for Sustainability 2.0.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA — The Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS), the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), and the Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) have joined together to co-sponsor a conference that will bring together academicians, practitioners, and policy makers to assess the current technology and identify the new technologies required to meet the demand for a sustainable transportation system.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. has announced that the facility that houses its East Coast headquarters has received 13 industry awards in recognition of its innovative design and collaborative building process.
IRVINE, CALIF. — University of California, Irvine Extension announced the launch of its new “Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Planning & Development,” developed to meet the needs for interdisciplinary planning and development continuing education training that focuses on incorporating sustainability into community environments.
ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND — The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction offers a total of $2 million in prize money and is open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design, and infrastructure projects; and materials, products, and construction technologies.
Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) announced the selection of the Lions Park in Moab, Utah; the UTA Intermodal Center in Orem, Utah; and the Swaner EcoCenter in Park City, Utah, to participate in a program to test the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction, and maintenance.
DENVER — CH2M HILL was selected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to lead a team in the identification of the characteristics of a sustainable highway, and to develop tools, procedures, and techniques that can be incorporated into a standard practice to make highways more sustainable.