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Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion

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Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion

Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion The Eddystone company, which last year doubled its capacity to recycle old glass bottles and jars into lightweight building material that resembles rock, plans to dramatically expand its output again this year with new money from Wall Street investors. Aero announced Tuesday that Valterra Partners LLC, a New York‐based private equity firm, closed on a $24 million investment that will allow Aero to add a third production line to its Delaware County plant, located in the former Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone. The investment will also fund Aero’s plans to...

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Change in Construction Materials Could Transform Buildings Into a Global CO2 Sink

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Change in Construction Materials Could Transform Buildings Into a Global CO2 Sink

Change in Construction Materials Could Transform Buildings Into a Global CO2 Sink Buildings can become a global CO2 sink if made out of wood instead of cement and steel. A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings into a carbon sink as they store the CO2 taken up from the air by trees that are harvested and used as engineered timber. However, while the required amount of timber harvest...

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The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

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The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood The many, many benefits of using wood in place of concrete and steel. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, at the University of British Columbia, showing off some timber.  CIRS Architects, builders, and sustainability advocates are all abuzz over a new building material they say could substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector, slash the waste, pollution, and costs associated with construction, and create a more physically, psychologically, and aesthetically healthy built environment. The material is known as, uh, wood. Trees have been used to build...

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This Regenerative Building Material is Made From Sand and Bacteria

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This Regenerative Building Material is Made From Sand and Bacteria

This Regenerative Building Material is Made From Sand and Bacteria Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest and watch one brick turn into eight. An example of the bacteria and sand building material. (Credit: College of Engineering and Applied Science at Colorado) (Inside Science) -- Castles made of sand could, with the help of bacteria, grow copies of themselves and become as strong as the cement that commonly holds bricks together, a new study suggests. Such living materials could one day help people colonize Mars, scientists added. After water, concrete is the most used material on Earth, at a...

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Building the AI-enabled mobile construction enterprise

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Building the AI-enabled mobile construction enterprise

Building the AI-enabled mobile construction enterprise The opportunity and threat of artificial intelligence (AI), defined as computers and computerised machines replicating human cognitive behaviours and actions – combined with mobile computing – represent two sides of the same coin.The opportunity is to use the new technologies to significantly increase margin and quality, reduce risk and improve decision making.The threat involves changing not only current technology but to a larger extent working practices, which are amongst the most difficult things to change in any business.But change is needed and long overdue in an industry operating on unsustainable margins and levels of...

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