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Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is reinforced with carbon or glass-fiber fabrics rather than steel. A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI is now replacing these fabrics with eco-friendly natural fibers

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A 3D-printed cement paste could one day be used to make buildings more resilient to natural disasters, claim researchers from Purdue University. Although it sounds paradoxical, the paste actually gets tougher the more it cracks. This makes it a potentially invaluable new building material.

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A California homeowner's solution to natural disasters was to find a building material made of polystyrene foam, steel and concrete. The interlocking 3-D panels built by RSG-3D are placed over a welded wire truss system, then covered with a reinforced concrete outer layer.

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Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have helped develop a type of building insulation that combines vacuum panel cores and rigid foam. The new composite boards have double the thermal performance per inch of insulation now on the market.

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Global GreenTag International - Australia's Most Trusted building sector ecolabel - is launching its innovative, award winning, globally recognized product certification standard and ecolabelling program in the USA at the end of 2018.

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stok, a global real-estate service provider, released a report that outlines the financial benefits to owner-occupants and tenants that invest in high-performance buildings and concludes from its analysis that these benefits can produce significant positive impacts on a company’s bottom line.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced Demilec (USA) Inc. as the winner of the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Demilec's winning entry is Heatlok® HFO.

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The operators of Indigo Hall retirement community have secured the incorporation of the highest quality materials, mechanical systems, and energy-efficient design features into the buildings of the facility. Included in these features was the application of high-quality insulation

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These are the top ten most read Energy Efficiency & Building Science News headlines of Q3 2018.