Originally posted by Scientific American. The procurement arm of the federal government is imposing new limitations on high carbon-emitting building materials for all its major projects, a move that will affect billions of dollars of federal infrastructure investments.
The industrial sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Concrete, steel and aluminum account for 23 percent of total global emissions. And asphalt—which traps and emits heat—exacerbates rising temperatures, particularly in urban areas.Read the Article