In 1988, global warming became a top concern for nations across the world after almost all scientific experts presented calculations that carbon dioxide would double in the atmosphere and temperatures would begin regularly rising by the late 21st century if no steps were taken to reduce carbon emissions. It took many years to get the global community on the same page, and the result was The Paris Agreement which went into effect in November 2016.
According to the United Nations Climate Change website, “The goal of The Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2 (preferably to 1.5) degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.”
There have been many successes and failures along the way as nations have done their best to honor the international treaty within their countries. Globally, one of the industries contributing to high emissions is the construction industry. As leaders in that industry focus on long-term sustainability, they are beginning to revise traditional building methods with “greener” options
Kelly Outram has been following this trend. Her article titled “Innovating to Ensure Sustainability in the Construction Industry” focuses on several areas:
- Construction’s carbon footprint
- Innovative trends to reduce it
- How everyone is responsible to work together to improve sustainability
Part of the innovation includes developing and implementing processes that improve the use of sustainable materials. Borja Agullo, Corporate Risk Manager at Grupo OHL, shares that “It is all about making more efficient use of natural resources and finding ways to construct with sustainable materials. We try to implement innovation into the design process. This results in a positive and direct effect on the environment.”
Building design is also changing due to a growing number of government entities encouraging net-zero carbon buildings.“The construction industry is looking to use new materials and find better ways of storing renewable energy, as well as to increase the use of electric plants and biodiversity in project design. The opportunities to make a positive impact are many. Much of the technology required to reduce construction’s carbon footprint exists — the industry just needs to scale it, quickly,” adds Outram.
There is much more information about this growing trend in the article. To read it in full, click here.
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Founded in 1991, Triple Crown Construction built a reputation for itself as a reliable partner in the hospitality and commercial construction industry by understanding and delivering on its partners’ expectations. Based in Frederick, Maryland, Triple Crown Construction strives to approach each and every project with the goal to deliver quality, service, and value, and is committed to raising the standard of excellence in all areas of its work. The company operates with a family mentality, a commitment to the greater community, and a desire to work with those who aim to improve their customers’ experience.
About Triple Crown Construction:
Triple Crown Construction is a Partner-Grade provider specializing in pre-construction, commercial construction and hospitality renovation. This allows you to focus on driving revenue while we focus on your construction projects.
Since 1991, TCC has provided expertise in delivering successful turnkey solutions to its clients across the nation. Efficient processes and cutting-edge technology has enabled TCC to maximize client value while minimizing project pitfalls. A core team of Estimators, Project Managers and Superintendents provide guidance and support to a network of TCC Certified subcontractors. Nestled in picturesque Frederick County, MD, TCC is an active member of the community, routinely participating in local events and charity programs.
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