Sustainability

  • 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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    Sort Recyclables

     
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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.

     
  • 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.

     
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    The Evolving World of Green Concrete

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

     
  • The DotGreen Community Announces .green Domain Extension

    The DotGreen Community, Inc. announced a major event for the Internet, and for the green movement online!

     
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    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.

     
 
 
 

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