Sources: Carbon Leadership Forum, Seattle; CP staff
In partnership with 30-plus architectural, engineering and construction entities, the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) has scheduled release of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, or EC3, with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 19-22 in Atlanta. The open source tool will equip architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce construction materials’ embodied carbon emissions.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Under an agreement with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Performance Diesel Inc. of St. George, Utah, will continue to refrain from selling products the agencies allege violate the Clean Air Act by defeating heavy-duty diesel engine emissions control systems, while paying a $1.1 million fine.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.
NRMCA Compliance & Operations staff calls the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ full withdrawal of the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule “another win for the concrete industry” and “a welcome step toward finalizing a balanced, consistent and clear regulatory scheme for determining federal jurisdiction” over natural resources.
Eero Saarinen’s iconic Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport is once again welcoming travelers to New York. The mid-century landmark has been meticulously restored by architect firm Beyer Blinder Belle to serve as an atrium for the new Jet Age-inspired TWA Hotel—the airport’s only on-site hotel.