Sustainability

  • EPA Honors Winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce...

     
  • CEMEX Completes Wind Farm Financing

    CEMEX announced last week that it has successfully completed the financing of Ventika, a project comprising the construction of two 126 MW wind farms each, for a total nominal capacity of 252 MW to be located in General Bravo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

     
  • New Tools Assist in Designing for Sustainability

    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is moving into the mainstream as designers look for ways to better assess the sustainability of their design choices and make fair comparisons between materials or systems.

     
  • Moving Forward

    But now might be the time for producers to reconsider ACI committee membership. There’s a new feel to ACI and it’s more than the new colorful logo unveiled in the World of Concrete’s Gold Lot.

     
  • Concrete Sustainability Conference

    NRMCA's Concrete Sustainability Conference and MIT Sustainability Hub Showcase will take place in Boston, May 12-15. You can learn what this industry is doing to contribute to sustainable design and construction around the world.

     
  • Reducing Precast's Environmental Footprint

    Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up Solidia  Technologies® to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the  environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete.

     
  • Forty CNG-Powered McNeilus Bridgemaster Mixers Sold to Argos USA

    McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has sold 40 McNeilus Bridgemaster ready-mix trucks to Argos USA based in Houston, Texas. The vehicles feature McNeilus’ industry-leading next generation (NGEN) compressed natural gas (CNG) configuration that is engineered and...

     
  • 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.

     
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 is coming to Las Vegas

    More than 100,000 people representing concrete producers, contractors, dealers, distributors, and more will descend on Las Vegas March 4-8 for CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Speakers Selected for 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference

    Speakers have been selected for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference to be held May 12-14 just outside Boston in Cambridge, MA.

     
  • Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management

    The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG has resolved at its meeting today to end, by mutual agreement, the appointment of Axel C. Heitmann as Member and Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, effective the end of February 28, 2014.

     
  • New Environmental Reporting Standards for Concrete Published Adopted by NRMCA, Other Key International Organizations

    A new version of the Product Category Rules (PCR) for concrete, the document used for developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for concrete, was published this month by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF).

     
  • 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.

     
  • 2014 Precast Show Preview

    This year's Precast Show takes place Feb. 13-15 in Houston.

     
  • CarbonCure Draws Top Talent With Two New Hires

    Green technology developer CarbonCure Technologies Inc. boosts its growing team with two key hires.

     
  • Left to right, Jeff Davis, Ryan Henkensiefken, and Mike Donovan have helped Central Concrete Supply lead the industry in developing Environmental Product Declarations.

    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.

     
  • Aris Papadopoulos Receives Concrete Sustainability Award

    Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America, was awarded the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Sustainability Award at the recent ACI Fall Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

     
  • Ray LaHood to speak at MIT CSHub Showcase

    The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub will host its 2013 Showcase Sept. 25-26 at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation, will deliver the keynote speech on the importance of considering the long-term impacts of infrastructure decisions—a key element of the...

     
 
 
 
 

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