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Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense

Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense | green infographics | Scoop.it

In this infographic, learn about the different practices that construction companies are implementing in order to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum, with statistics regarding how effective these practices are.

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Deconstructing Construction Waste & Saving Big with Modular [infographic]

Deconstructing Construction Waste & Saving Big with Modular [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Construction accounts for 24 percent of all solid waste produced in the U.S. That’s approximately 160 million tons of construction and demolition debris created every year.


Reducing construction waste can have a tremendous impact on landfill costs, not to mention the obvious benefit to our environment. One solution for greener building is modular construction. Modular is inherently more resource efficient, and can dramatically reduce C&D waste.

This infographic shares some staggering construction waste figures and the waste and money savings that can result from modular building...

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Mercor's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:03 AM

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Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds

Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds | green infographics | Scoop.it

Construction companies worldwide are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 percent of respondents to a survey by research firm McGraw-Hill Construction saying they expect more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015.

This is a significant increase from the 28 percent that said the same for their work in 2013 and the 13 percent in 2008, according to the company’s latest SmartMarket Report, World Green Building Trends.

This trend is not localized to one country or region; fom 2012 to 2015, the number of firms anticipating that more than 60 percent of their work will be green more than triples in South Africa; more than doubles in Germany, Norway and Brazil; and grows between 33 and 68 percent in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, the report says...

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Jim Gramata's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:50 PM

I think this will be the true global tipping point once big business sees there is so much money to be made in the green movement. It remains to be seen if that ends up being a good thing but the momentum is shifting and that is certainly good.

 

Mercor's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:55 PM

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Painting roofs white could save a year’s worth of emissions

Painting roofs white could save a year’s worth of emissions | green infographics | Scoop.it
The White Roof Project has a simple mission: Paint black roofs white. Here's what that tiny effirt gets you, according to the organization...
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