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Debris and damage from Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, Florida, Sept. 17, 2004 / / Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA/Wikimedia Commons
MIT News Covers Benefits of Hazard Resistant Structures
Wed, 12/21/2016
Hazard-induced maintenance costs can be significant over the lifetime of a building. We're...
CSHub Presents Break Even Metric to State Officials
Mon, 12/12/2016
CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory joined Build with Strength, a coalition of the National...
Chart from Research Brief: Minimizing Thermal Cracking in Concrete Pavements
Research Brief: Minimizing Thermal Cracking in Concrete Pavements
Wed, 11/30/2016
Stresses resulting from thermal cycles within concrete pavements can cause expansion, contraction,...
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researcher Thomas Petersen
Researcher Profile: Thomas Petersen
Wed, 11/30/2016
Thomas Petersen joined the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub after taking a course instructed by...
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Fall 2016 Speaking Engagements
Tue, 11/29/2016
Speaking engagements in September, October and November included presentations at: the...
Taking the Lifecycle Perspective
Mon, 11/28/2016
To understand the full environmental impact of a structure over decades of use, all phases—starting...
City Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Invisible City Podcast: Concrete Ideas for Sustainable Cities
Tue, 11/08/2016
Concrete is the most widely used building material on Earth, second only to water. As Jennifer...
A precast concrete wall section is lifted into place.
Report: Comparing Whole Building & Building Product Environmental Performance
Mon, 10/17/2016
Within the buildings sector, the emergence of guides, standards, product category rules, and...
Chart shows percentage of life cycle energy in Use Phase vs Life Time (years)
Revised Report: LCA for Residential Buildings: Literature Review & Gap Analysis
Wed, 10/12/2016
What is the environmental impact of a house throughout its lifetime? This revised report (October...
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Op-Ed: For a Greener Skyline, Consider Long-Term Costs
Tue, 10/04/2016
Frequently, too much emphasis is placed on minimizing initial building costs and not enough...