Fly Ash as a Construction Material
Let’s learn how fly ash can be used as a material in construction. Fly ash is a byproduct of burning coal in power plants. It is composed primarily of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, and iron oxide. These tiny particles are collected from the flue gases using electrostatic precipitators or other particle control devices before they […]
Use of Waste Materials in Construction?
The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation. To mitigate this impact, the use of waste materials in construction has gained significant attention in recent years. Waste materials, such as industrial by-products, agricultural waste, and demolition debris, can be used as an alternative to traditional building […]
What are the different materials that can be used for reinforcement other than steel?
Let’s talk about “What are the different materials that can be used for reinforcement other than steel?”. In addition to steel, there are several other materials that can be used for reinforcement in concrete structures, including: Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP): FRP is a composite material made of polymer matrix reinforced with fibers such as carbon, […]
What’s the difference between LCA, LCI, LCIA, and LCC?
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) LCA is a multi-step process for calculating a product’s or service’s lifetime environmental impact. LCA encompasses the entire process of goal and scope definition, inventory analysis, impact assessment, and interpretation. The process is iterative by nature, as the quality and completeness of the information, as well as its plausibility, are constantly […]
How to quantify the operational phase’s sustainability
“Operational Phase” refers to the period of time that the relevant portion of the permitted development is in operation following the completion of construction and commissioning, commencing on the date specified in the operational phase notice. What makes the operational phase so crucial? The operational phase is the longest phase in the lifecycle of a […]
What are called net-zero energy buildings? What are the ways of achieving zero energy and their advantages?
What is a zero-energy building? A zero-energy building has zero net energy. The total amount of energy used by the building on a yearly basis is nearly equal to the amount of energy generated on-site using renewable sources. Hence, these buildings release fewer greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere compared to equivalent non-ZNE (Zero Net Energy) […]