Sustainability

  • Call for Nominations for the SCA 2014 Project of the Year Awards

    The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is accepting nominations for SCA 2014 Project of the Year Awards now through Nov 30, 2014.  This competition recognizes projects for excellence and innovation in concrete using slag cement.

     
  • The Advantages of Portland-Limestone Cement

    Portland-limestone cement may significantly improve concrete's sustainable characteristics. It has a smaller carbon footprint with no drawbacks.

     
  • Environmental Product Declarations

    Creating environmental product declarations for its customers, the manufacturer can help concrete producers meet LEED v4 requirements for new materials and resource credit.

     
  • Get a Buzz On

    Used K-Cup coffee packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source at a cement plant in Canada, rather than hitting the local landfill.

     
  • Concrete Aids Resilient Design

    Producers can raise awareness of the importance of resilient design and promote using concrete structures and products.

     
  • New Report Details Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Successes

    The new report highlights the positive outcomes of sustainability initiatives that were part of  the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last fall in Philadelphia.

     
  • Cummins Claims up to 80 Percent Drop in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Cummins Inc. has developed an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

     
  • High-tech Stadium for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil Built with Specialty Cement

    The stadium, located in the heart of the Amazon, has an innovative ecological design and is one of the world’s first stadiums to be LEED certified.

     
  • Ernest Maier joins the CarbonCure Family

    Ernest Maier solidified their commitment to sustainability today when they announced that they had signed an agreement with CarbonCure Technologies.

     
  • Mack to Assist Alt Fuel and Clean Diesel Customers

    Mack Trucks announced it is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel- and clean diesel-powered vehicles.

     
  • 2015 Concrete Sustainability Conference

    NRMCA is seeking proposals for presentations at the 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference. The 10th annual conference will provide learning opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design...

     
  • Concrete is Ideal for Resilient Residential Construction

    Hanley Wood research has shown that the vast majority of homes in the U.S. are built in areas that are classified as needing resilient construction. Concrete is the ideal material for that application.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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