Sustainability

  • Concrete as Energy Saver

    When it comes to sustainability, popular benefits of concrete include support of the local economy, use of easily accessible and abundant resources, and durability or resilience. But when concrete is part of the building envelope system, designers can achieve energy-efficiency more easily with the...

     
  • Drivers connect Ozingas ready-mix trucks to time-fill units in assigned spots for overnight refueling.

    CNG as a Fuel Alternative

    Ozinga uses compressed natural gas to fuel a portion of its fleet.

     
  • Sustainability's Acronyms

    Four basic steps for meeting new environmental labeling specs.

     
  • Utah concrete producer certifies two ready mixed concrete plants

    Westroc is proud to announce that its ready mixed concrete plants in American Fork and Springville have become NRMCA Green-Star Certified.

     
  • Green cement: Concrete solutions

    Researchers and cement producers are making progress in developing earth-friendly cement products. But will the alternative products meet the same standards as Portland cement?

     
  • Aggregate producer to sell lime kiln dust

    Graymont, a Canadian lime and limestone aggregate producer, has entered into a strategic alliance to provide lime kiln dust to fertilizer company AGRO-100.

     
  • Street Smarts: Stiffer Pavements Can Reduce Fuel Use

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that a pavement property called deflection could save more that $15 billion in annual fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

     
  • US Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion in 2017

    Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion.

     
  • CSI Launches Product Category Rules for Environmental Product Declaration of Concrete

    The Product Category Rules (PCR) for unreinforced concrete developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is published by the International EPD System.

     
  • January-February 2013 Beyond Green Web Extras

    Beyond Green web extra links from the January-February 2013 The Concrete Producer.

     
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    Concrete as a Value Proposition

    The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub takes to the streets.

     
  • 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.

     
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    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.

     
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    Green Star

    Extra sustainability effort “benefits all,” says manager.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
 
 
 

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