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7 Practical Contractor Products From Greenbuild

Carbon footprint software, a waste-battling robot and a building code library were among the wares on display recently at the largest green building conference in the world.

October 6, 2023

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Construction Dive

At the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last week in Washington, D.C., building product manufacturers and service providers came together to showcase their offerings. 

Nearly 250 exhibitors showed off their wares in the 230,000-square-foot expo hall. Here are a few finds from the show floor that can help contractors and their subs save energy, reduce waste or meet green building requirements.

Online code library

It’s no secret—jurisdictions across the country have different sets of codes, and builders have to be knowledgeable about the local areas they’re building in. Enter MadCAD.

The Washington, D.C., firm’s Cloud-based reference library compiles information about codes across the U.S. and its territories. It also offers codes in sets, where users can purchase a package of the guidelines. Users can additionally opt to purchase books for a flat price, according to the website.

Prospective builders can search MadCAD’s code library by topic, area or code standard, and features codes ranging from ASHRAE to SMACNA.

Carbon footprint analysis

London-based software firm Qflow, formerly Qualis Flow, collects data on sustainability and supply chain performance in one place. QFlow analyzes data from a construction project through audits and analysis and weighs material costs and waste data on site against a project’s carbon footprint, according to its website. While the product is based in the U.K., it’s available in the U.S.

To read about the rest of the Greenbuild products on our sister publication, Construction Dive's website, click here.

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