Europeans envision 80 percent cut in industry’s carbon load by mid-century


Sources: Cembureau, Brussels; CP staff

A five-route roadmap details how European Cement Association members and customers can reduce their industry’s carbon dioxide emissions from a 1990 level of 170 million metric tons to 34 million metric tons by 2050. Routes under cement sector control are Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, plus Carbon Sequestration and Reuse; two others, Product Efficiency and Downstream, target low-carbon concretes, smart buildings and infrastructure, concrete recycling and sustainable construction.

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General Services Administration solicits green building technologies

Sources: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Through its Green Proving Ground program, GSA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting industry, commercial interests, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to outline technologies that have the potential to improve federal buildings’ economic and environmental performance—especially through lower energy, water and operational costs.

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OSHA looks to rewrite illness, injury data submission rules for employers large and small

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

OSHA has proposed a rule requiring establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit work-related illness and injury records on a quarterly basis. A companion provision covering certain industries with high injury and illness rates calls for companies employing 20 or more to electronically submit work-related incident summaries annually.

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