Clinton, $100M Rockefeller grant jumpstart Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

Sources: Clinton Global Initiative, New York City; CP staff; MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

A hot button topic indicating homes, buildings and communities’ ability to absorb and limit damage from natural or man-made hazards, resilience is drawing the attention of the Clinton Global Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation, American Institute of Architects, and a property/casualty underwriter tied to billionaire Warren Buffet.

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Cemex teams with Clinton-backed UN Foundation Alliance

Source: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Amid General Assembly of the United Nations meetings in New York City, Cemex officials signed an agreement to join the UN Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The public-private partnership seeks to protect the environment and improve local communities’ quality of life by creating a global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

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Green-building author offers five top lessons for performance projects

Sources: Routlege Publishing, New York City; Building Design + Construction, Arlington Heights, Ill. Building Design + Construction magazine has summarized key take aways from author and green-building thought leader Jerry Yudelson: a typical project should be able to achieve the same energy and water use as LEED Platinum-certified buildings, as there is nothing magical about good design; high-performance projects stand…

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Heidelberg, Lafarge host global Cement Sustainability Initiative Forum in Vancouver

Sources: Cement Association of Canada (CAC), Ottawa; CP staff

Members of CAC and peers from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) are convening October 1-3 in British Columbia to exchange ideas on best production, environmental management and market development practices. CAC is a partner with CSI in the Vancouver gathering, themed “Sustainable Construction: Building Tomorrow’s World” and hosted by the operators of the province’s two cement mills, Heidelberg Cement and Lafarge Canada.

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