Boral clads ICF-built Proud Green Home of Louisville

FOOTER PHOTOS: Pohl Rosa Pohl Architects

Boral USA recently provided 35,000-plus bricks from its Terre Haute, Ind., plant for The Proud Green Home of Louisville, part of the sustainable Norton Commons community in Kentucky’s largest city. Known as Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), the deep green project was designed by architect Clive Pohl of Lexington, Ky.-based Pohl Rosa Pohl, and constructed by Louisville’s Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces & Homes.

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Superior Concrete arrives at tiny house exhibit, 200-sq.-ft. prototype in tow

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Sources: Superior Concrete Products, Euless, Texas; CP staff

Superior Concrete Tiny Houses, an affiliate of Superior Concrete Products, debuted its newest model during the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree earlier this month in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Cool is a 200-sq.-ft., one-bedroom structure built on a rugged goose-neck trailer, giving tiny home enthusiasts the ability to relocate.

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Advanced, efficient loaders set for dispatch to bauma 2016

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Low-emissions, low fuel consumption and energy-efficient wheel loaders are becoming ever more important to the building industry and construction machinery manufacturers. bauma, billed as the “World’s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment,” April 11–17 at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, will spotlight loader engineering and environmental progress.

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Researchers eye reverse calcination for reduced-carbon cement production

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Targeting lower net carbon dioxide emissions in portland cement milling, University of California, Los Angeles researchers propose introduction of calcium hydroxide at the calcination phase, when high temperatures split limestone raw feed into CO2 gas and calcium oxide. Lab-scale tests in their National Science Foundation-backed investigation indicate the potential to sequester CO2 and recreate limestone in a continuous loop.

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