Innovation

13 August 2019

Record levels of investment flow into European Sustainable funds

First six months of 2019 saw record €36.9bn transferred into sustainable funds in Europe, according to research by Morningstar Sustainable investment funds are becoming increasingly popular among investors, according to new research from analyst house Morningstar that suggests sustainable funds pulled in record levels of investor cash in the first six months of 2019. In the first […]

9 August 2019

LafargeHolcim develops world’s first full-cycle system for CO2 capture and reuse

LafargeHolcim in partnership with Inventrys and Total) have launched an ambitious project to develop the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant. Through Project CO2MENT the consortium will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO2 Capture System and a selection of CO2 utilization technologies. The project being implemented at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, […]

7 August 2019

New Egypt capital to feature vertical forest apartments

The New Administrative Capital of Egypt is being built in the desert 30 miles from Cairo. It will contain the main government departments and foreign embassies. The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been commissioned to design a number of cube-shaped vertical forest apartments blocks. The buildings will be use an innovative vertical forest concept for the first time in […]

6 August 2019

Athens builds ‘green corridors’ to combat climate heatwaves

After decades of intense urbanisation, Athens is pioneering the design of green, nature-based infrastructure to cool the city and counter climate change. The urban fabric of Athens is made up of dense constructions that cover 80% of the city’s surface. All that asphalt and concrete retains the heat during the extended heatwaves to which the […]

31 July 2019

Report: Energy storage to exceed 1,000GW milestone by 2040

Energy storage installations are poised for a 122-fold increase between now and 2040, as the uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) and falling costs of technology provide an ideal platform to drive demand for storage solutions. The latest BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) new Energy Storage Outlook report predicts that the energy storage market will surge […]

30 July 2019

Morocco embarks on second mega solar project

Morocco has one of most ambitious energy targets in the world. The goal is for 42% of its power to come from renewable sources by 2020. The Noor-Ouarzazate complex, which is built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares in area – the size of 3,500 football fields – is already nearing completion and […]

23 July 2019

California bullet train takes major step towards completion

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) approved some $1.6 billion worth of track and systems work for a piece of the $20 billion Bakersfield-to-Merced bullet train The Authority said the procurement schedule should allow it to meet its Dec. 31, 2022, Federal Railroad Administration deadline for completion. This is a critical goal if the authority wants […]

19 July 2019

Consortium plans high-wave floating solar panel parks in the North Sea

A Belgian consortium has launched a project in high-wave offshore solar technology with the aim of building floating solar parks in the North Sea. The partners of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in offshore waters are one of the essential future green energy sources. […]

12 July 2019

Battery storage and rooftop solar could change future of grid electricity

Developments in battery storage technology open the way for rooftop solar installations on residential and office buildings could drive a revolution in the energy sector and turning the concept of a national electricity grid upside down. Batteries as a means to store electricity are nothing new. But with solar photovoltaic units now found on many residential […]

10 July 2019

100 year sustainable concrete developed by Australian researchers

A new type of concrete has been developed engineers at Deakin University, Australia, which is reinforced with carbon and glass fire reinforcement. The material will not need maintenance for 100 years, the researchers maintain. As a first construction a pedestrian bridge is being built at port Campbell Creek, Victoria, which has been designed using rugged, […]

3 July 2019

Major trends impacting the construction industry

The construction industry has evolved dramatically since we started building skyrises by hand in the early 1900s. It will continue to change as new technology appears and is adopted by construction companies. Green materials, robotic workers, new technology, and augmented and virtual reality will continue to change the way companies create new buildings. Off-site construction […]

2 July 2019

Malaysian Forest City project integrates green industry, infrastructure and residential

The Malaysian city of Johor has embarked on a comprehensive green smart new city project known as Forest City. The project is a mixed-use development on four man-made islands in the Johor Strait. It combines high-end, infrastructure and residential accommodation. It aims to building a green and smart city, providing human beings with an environmentally […]

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