More stories about Sustainability

  • 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.

  • Are Producers Ready for Carbon Trading?

    Back in the mid-1980s, a cartoon depicted a sodden and visibly degenerating group of Canadians peering forlornly south of the border as rain fell-acid rain as it turned out spiced by the sulfurous output from a hundred coal-burning power plants in the Northeast U.S.

  • Sustainable Waterproofing Mix

    Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) concrete waterproofing admixture is an environmentally friendly alternative for creating waterproof concrete.

  • Sustainable Products & Services

    With green building codes and measurements becoming more mainstream, sustainability has become more than a buzzword in the concrete industry.

  • Competing for the Green

    In the world of green there are two ways to evaluate the release of carbon compounds into the atmosphere: “embodied carbon,” which defines carbon releases along the complete material supply-chain, and “emissions,” which quantifies the amount of carbon released during the lifetime of a structure.

  • Green Star

    Extra sustainability effort “benefits all,” says manager.

  • 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.

  • Future Cement

    THE NEED TO reduce CO2 emissions has led to the development of many new cementitious materials—a trend that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. But the powerful international portland cement business hasn't given up yet.

  • Congressional transportation bill passes without coal ash provision

    The long-disputed federal transportation bill has finally been passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President, after compromise from both sides of the aisle.

  • Growing a Green Community

    The concrete industry's online sustainability network takes root.