A researcher at Iowa State University says he may have found a way to make wind generation more powerful and consistent. Sri Sritharan is exploring constructing taller wind turbine towers from high-strength concrete, rather than steel, according to Midwest Energy News.
With 40 per cent of European energy consumption taking place in buildings, moving towards sustainable construction and renovation is crucial, writes Bogdan Atanasi head of research at the buildings performance institute Europe (BPIE).
A high level debate on sustainable construction featuring key stakeholders at EU level was held as the European concrete sector came together at the end of May to launch The Concrete Initiative. According to the initiative, construction is the largest single economic activity and the greatest industrial employer in Europe with some 20 million jobs.
The European concrete sector gathered the related stakeholders in Brussels to launch The Concrete Initiative. The launch celebrated in Brussels brought together key stakeholders at EU level, stratin with a welcome speech of Janez Potocnik, the European Commissioner for the Environment.
Yesterday saw the launch of The Concrete Initiative, which aims to engage stakeholders and raise awareness of concrete’s role in the development of sustainable construction in Europe. The initiative is composed of the European Cement Association (Cembureau), the European Federation of Precast Concrete (BIBM) and the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organisation (ERMCO).