UW Today

Kate Simonen


April 20, 2017

Toward greener construction: UW professor leads group setting benchmarks for carbon across life of buildings

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A UW-led research group has taken an important step toward measuring — and ultimately reducing — the global carbon footprint of building construction and long-term maintenance.


April 23, 2013

A greener concrete? UW-led coalition seeks to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint

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Concrete is used to build streets, bridges, buildings, dams and driveways — and it lasts a very long time — but what if concrete could be made with a 50 percent smaller carbon footprint?