SAN FRANCISCO adidas nmd human race black , April 28 (Xinhua) -- The Carbon Leadership Forum, a collaborative effort among academics and industry professionals, has taken a step toward measuring and reducing the global carbon footprint of building construction and long-term maintenance.

The forum, based in the University of Washington (UW) College of Built Environments, has published the results of its Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study adidas nmd human race for sale , which employs a process called Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to measure embodied carbon emissions, namely all carbon emissions that occur when extracting, manufacturing and installing building materials.

There is growing recognition in the building industry of the need to track carbon emissions across a building's entire period of use, or full life cycle, said Kate Simonen adidas nmd r2 pink womens , architect, structural engineer and UW associate professor of architecture, who leads the carbon forum, adding that industry professionals need better information and guidance on how to implement low-carbon method in practice.

The benchmark study, as the first stage of the ongoing project called LCA for Low Carbon Construction adidas nmd r2 black white , includes the largest known interactive database of building-embodied carbon with information on more than 1,000 buildings, enables industry professionals to include these data into their decision making, and provides a foundation for the next stage of the project, the development of a Life Cycle Assessment Practice Guide adidas nmd r2 for sale , due by the end of 2017.

"Manufacturing materials and constructing buildings results in significant energy use and carbon impact," Simonen was quoted as saying in a news release from UW. "This research helps us answer questions such as: Is this a high (or low) carbon building? Which material choices or building systems lead to lower carbon solutions? How significant are 'green' design choices?"

"In the design phase, our data enables architects and engineers to use carbon, and other environmental impacts, as a performance criteria in addition to common criteria such as cost and strength adidas nmd xr4 for sale , when specifying and selecting concrete," she said.

To place construction-related carbon emissions in real-world perspective, Simonen noted that construction alone of a single "low embodied carbon" office building could save 30 million kilograms, or 33,000 tons adidas nmd city sock grey , in carbon emissions, "equivalent of avoiding driving a car around the Earth 3,000 times."

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HARARE, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino on Friday met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and pledged support towards development of football in the country.

Infantino was accompanied by his secretary general Fatma Samoura and other top world and African football executives during the closed door meeting with Mugabe at State House that lasted an hour, state-run news agency New Ziana reported.

Infantino and his colleagues were in Zimbabwe for a joint celebration of Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Phillip Chiyangwa's birthday as well as his elevation to head the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA).

President Mugabe is a self-declared lover of football.

Infantino told journalists after the meeting that the international governing body of soccer was working on a number of projects to develop soccer in Zimbabwe.

"There are some concrete projects which have already started which we are fully supporting and we would like to thank the government for having embraced these projects such as the project to create 8,000 football clubs around the whole country to develop grassroots football in a structured way from the grassroots up the pyramid to the elite football," he was quoted as saying.

Infantino said they also discussed the project of a national football academy in Zimbabwe which they hop would revolutionize football in the country.

Zimbabwe finished last with only one point in the group stage of the recent 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon. Enditem

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BERLIN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- 20142015 could well be a "lost" season for Borussia Dortmund adidas nmd city sock white womens , as the 2012 German champion is languishing in the middle of the Bundesliga table.

Surrounded by nameless teams, they are without a realistic chance of winning the championship shield.

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