Back in October, Austin, Texas passed an ordinance requiring at least 50 percent of unused materials from construction be recycled or reused. Other municipalities are joining suit and mandating recycling rates for construction.
The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) hosted the 2016 Contractor of the Year Awards, the state’s largest gathering of transportation design and construction professionals.
As of November 1, 2016, large quantities of construction and demolition waste (C&D) will no longer be accepted for disposal at King County, Washington solid waste facilities.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) disclosed the quarterly addenda to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal.
Construction and demolition operations tend to produce a tremendous quantity of waste.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shared its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in the preceding calendar year with Charlotte ranking 21st.