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Connecticut Has A New – And – $1 Billion Dollar Expected Investment – revitalization & Mixed Use Construction Project Located On the Connecticut River. Development Group Sets Tentative Schedule For Planning, Design, & Development As The Largest new Mixed Use Project In Nearly 50 Years Takes Shape

Connecticut, United States Of America - The Connecticut River, Hartford, and surrounding areas have a chain of new projects in the pipeline that are set for a strong economic statement and stance for infrastructure needs in the region. The project, estimated to come in at approximately $800 Million (+-200,000 Mil.), is just one of many projects
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3D Printer On Robotic Tracked Chasis Hits Production In AEC Industries Located At Israeli Firm

Isreal - Reports from the Jerusalem Post states that, Ackerstein Industries, based in Israel, is expanding its pioneering efforts into 3D concrete printing. Ackerstein Industries is a pioneer in developing "proprietary" eco-friendly concrete solutions for infrastructure and industrial projects with a focus on what appears to be recycled mix ins,
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2023 Offshore Wind Market Run-Down

United States Of America - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office has released its 2023 Wind Market Reports. The 2023 Edition reveals that wind power serves as one of the fastest growing and least expensive sources of energy in the United States. Its rapid growth has been attributed to the Inflation Reduction Act.
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Offshore Wind Prospects In Gulf Of Mexico

United States Of America - As offshore projects begin to take off in New England a new report from the US Business Network for Offshore Wind has revealed that the Gulf of Mexico may be up next as planning begins towards potential sites for offshore wind's next footprints just off America's southern coasts. On August 29th, an auction took place
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Umaine Launches The First Bio-based 3D printed Home As a Proposal To Bring Forth Economical Housing

Umaine Launches the First Bio-based 3D printed Home As a Proposal To Bring Forth Economical Housing On November 21st, researchers at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) presented the world’s first Bio-based 3D printed home, composed of 100 percent bio materials. The house, named “BioHome 3D” is described as…
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Lego To Invest 1 Billion – Create 1760 Jobs

Richmond, Virginia - Lego announced today that in fact it will now invest over $1 billion dollars into a new facility in Virginia. Chesterfield County will be home to the ground up new construction Lego production facility. Boasting carbon neutrality 100% of the facility's energy requirements will be conveyed via the sites proposed solar…
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Kingspan International To Expand In Virginia – Expand OPTIM-R® Vacuum Insulated Panels

Richmond, Virginia - Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Kingspan Insulation LLC, a division of the Kingspan Group, a global leader in advanced insulation and innovative building solutions, will invest $27 million in expanding its operation at 200 Kingspan Way in Frederick County. Kingspan Insulation LLC creates energy-saving and
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BYLT: U.S. Solar Energy Production Up 24% & U.S. Wind Energy Production Up 12% Year Over Year – U.S. Balancing And Scaling Responsibly

United States Of America - Energy data from the "Monthly Energy Review" has been released.  The U. S. Energy Information Administration included the annual data in this data review. The United States showed strong gains in solar and wind. Solar energy production in the U.S. increased from 1.212 Quadrillion Btu up 24%  to 1.501 .Quadrillion Btu
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Lego To Begin Construction Of First Carbon Neutral Factory Located In Vietnam. Move Will Bolster, Fortify Supply Chains

Billund, Denmark - The LEGO Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP) for the purpose of establishing a new factory in Vietnam. The facility will be the company's first carbon-neutral manufacturing facility and will include solar energy
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Financial District & Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan Released: To Protect Lower Manhattan, Offer Many Architectural, Engineering & Construction Opportunities

New York, New York - ARCADIS, The New York City Economic Development Corporation and Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency released the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan to get ahead of climate change and protect Lower Manhattan. An expansive floodwall system that also serves as open public space is part of a
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New York City Starts Framework For Banning Natural Gas In New Construction Of Buildings

New York, New York - The New York City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday to prohibit the use of natural gas in new construction, following the lead of dozens of other smaller US cities seeking to transition away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner energy sources. If the law is passed all new buildings will be required to use electricity
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Living Wall Retrofits: A Smart Planning & Code Addition Perfectly Suited For Older And New Buildings & Homes

Plymouth, United Kingdom - New research from the University of Plymouth in England has revealed that plants can actually help keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The only thing you have to do is install or retrofit. Retrofitting cavity wall assemblies (i.e. double walls with an air gap in between) with a facade of plants
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Grab Your Popcorn!

Göttingen, Germany - Popcorn Insulation? With construction insulation as a major topic, the goal of lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions has led forest scientists to turn to environmentally friendly and sustainable insulation methods: popcorn. Researchers have developed a method for transforming granulated popcorn into insulation boards.
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