🏡 More printed homes
Technologies that are making home construction more efficient and how an accelerator is looking to grow the competitive landscape...
Another company is joining the 3D printing party, glass is now carbon neutral, and we are finally about to get some recognized guidelines for the definition of “net zero” as it pertains to buildings.
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A group of UK construction certification and regulatory bodies have come together to create a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard. Included in the new standard is the implementation of carbon offsets and treatment of residual emissions. The aim is to “address current ambiguities around the much-used term.”
Deals & Developments
Alquist 3D announced plans for a 200 home development in Virginia
Modus Development broke ground on the first of 1,200 net-zero energy units
Using prefab wall panels from HercuTech, the masterplan aims to create a sustainable and attainable form of using through the built-to-rent model. This first run of 16 units, the Arcadia View Lofts, looks to set benchmarks and provide guidance for their future Phoenix-area expansion totaling 1,200 units across the valley.
Looking for an innovation hotbed? Formwork Labs is a new accelerator focusing on architecture, engineering, and construction innovations. The new cohort-based lab is the brainchild of Brick and Mortar Ventures and Builtworlds
Colorado sends HB 1362 to Governor’s desk
The bills calls for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, requiring updated building codes that implement low energy and low carbon technology as well as allocating $10 million for immediate distribution to electrifying state-owned buildings.
Fact for Thought
Las Vegas and Phoenix are both cities that were never naturally inhabitable for humans. So how do those cities, along with others currently experiencing drought, survive? The quiet adaptation of local legislation and water conserving technologies provides insight into how other cities might be able to cope with droughts as they become more widespread. Read more here
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