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  • NRMCA Signs On to International Responsible Sourcing Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has signed an agreement with several cement and concrete groups from around the world to develop an international responsible sourcing certification program for concrete.

  • Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

    There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices.

  • Health Impacts of Products are new Focus in LEED v4

    The USGBC's release of version 4 of the LEED rating system (LEED v4) includes new requirements for product declarations related to toxicity and human health effects.

  • Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

  • Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

    With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCA) emerge as more important factors.

  • When in Vegas

    World of Concrete from Feb. 4-8 is a showcase of green products and services for the industry. But venture outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, and you will find some of the country's most interesting sustainable construction projects only minutes away.

  • 2 Billion Square Feet and Counting

    There has been some discussion lately about whether the sustainability movement has lost steam. When we asked this question on our website last year, 57 percent of you said it was losing momentum, 24 percent said it was gaining momentum, and 19 percent said it had hit a plateau.

  • The Evolving World of Green Concrete

    Green products and technologies create a buzz at concrete's big event.

  • Good as Gold

    Building features precast cladding made with ultra-high-performance concrete.

  • Game Changer

    New York block producer turns to recycled glass as cement replacement. Check out the web exclusive slideshow featuring more photos from the plant and of the Via Verde construction project in New York.