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LEED certification system eclipses 100K commercial building mark

Auditors for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program have registered and certified more than 100,000 commercial facilities across the globe. LEED certification is pacing more than 2.5 million-plus square feet of space daily, the group notes, signifying how project teams and owners are going “above and beyond to ensure a building is designed, constructed, operated and performing to the highest level of sustainability.”

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Technology logs environmental footprint data on path to mix placement

Solidia Technologies, New Jersey-based developer of a portland cement and conventional concrete alternative, is teaming with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG), San Francisco, to develop an asset class of tradable digital products that prove “superior environmental provenance” in construction specifications. After third-party verification, data XCHG captures in each step of Solidia Cement and Concrete production and placement will be translated into Digital Feedstock, a proprietary, standardized format combining data science, cryptography and distributed-ledger technologies.

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Shark Tank star circles robotics-enabled rebar cage fabrication venture

A Brooklyn, N.Y. startup using robotics and automation to optimize rebar fabrication has raised $3 million in seed funding to expand its team and further develop its technology. Toggle’s goal is to double steel shop labor productivity and increase cage production five-fold over traditional assembly methods.

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Elite engineer validates foundation, beam, column, slab embodied carbon

A seven-year survey of 600-plus buildings by global engineer Thornton Tomasetti assesses materials, structural components and facility types with the highest embodied carbon, and cites a market-driven trend toward increased use of supplementary cementitious materials and recycled steel as the largest driver of a reduction in that metric.

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Cemex expedites aggregate ordering, delivery via Quarry Link app

Following a successful pilot of order loading and tracking at the FEC Quarry outside Miami, Cemex USA is rolling out a major extension of its Go mobile technology platform, launched in 2017 for concrete accounts with an eye to digital transformation of the heavy building materials business. Measured against current methods, the Go Quarry Link app enables customers to receive aggregate orders with greater efficiency and provides real-time truck monitoring plus better product visibility and loadout processes.

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