MIT and French research institutions collaborate on climate-conscious materials | MIT News

MultiScale Material Science for Energy and Environment research partnership could reduce the carbon footprint of materials such as concrete.

Kathryn O'Neill | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 12, 2016 ~5 min

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Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions | MIT News

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
July 26, 2016 ~4 min

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Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up | MIT News

New understanding of concrete’s properties could increase lifetime of the building material, decrease emissions.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 21, 2016 ~15 min

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Philippine USTDA delegates visit MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub | MIT News

Delegates from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency's Global Procurement Initiative visited MIT to learn about innovative life cycle cost analysis models.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 8, 2016 ~4 min

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Well-maintained roadways improve fuel efficiency | MIT News

Research aims to encourage decision makers to think of infrastructure as part of the solution in a carbon constrained environment.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Feb. 29, 2016 ~6 min

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Riddle of cement’s structure is finally solved | MIT News

Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 8, 2016 ~6 min

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At the nanoscale, concrete proves effective for nuclear containment | MIT News

New research shows concrete is a strong choice for the long-term confinement of nuclear waste.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Nov. 19, 2015 ~3 min

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Dirty physics | MIT News

Franz-Josef Ulm explores the physics of dirty materials and messy systems to advance sustainable infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Steve Calechman | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
Aug. 13, 2015 ~8 min

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Hamlin Jennings, Concrete Sustainability Hub principal investigator, dies at 68 | MIT News

A leader in the field of cement chemistry, Jennings developed the first fully quantitative model of the nanostructure of CSH, the major component of hydrated cement.

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
July 14, 2015 ~20 min

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