Environmental + Sustainability

Environmental news, green energy news, green technology, engineering and construction. Sustainability news for the AEC industry.

CH2M HILL and CLIMsystems join to bridge the gap between climate risk and sustainable...

DENVER — CH2M HILL has announced a financial stake in New Zealand-based CLIMsystems Ltd.

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems issues call for papers

VIENNA — The IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) program committee invites technical papers that will undergo the standard IEEE peer review process and will appear in conference proceedings.

Aurora Water completes sustainable water supply system ahead of schedule and under budget

AURORA, COLO. — The city of Aurora recently celebrated the completion of the Prairie Waters Project, an innovative and environmentally friendly water system that was finished ahead of schedule and more than $100 million under budget.

Public officials honored for leadership in sustainable development

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.

International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction open for entries

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.

PCA and IBHS develop building codes for sustainable concrete construction

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.

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems issues call for papers

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.

Autodesk East Coast headquarters recognized for IPD and sustainable design

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.

UC Irvine Extension launches Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Planning & Development

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.

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