Molin Concrete's campus lies within the Rice Creek Watershed District. As part of the project, the producer restored and enhanced an existing wetland area with native vegetation.
Crews used a 154-ton, self-jacking tower crane to erect structural steel, and placed most of the concrete with a 92-foot placing boom and pump. A 99-ton crane and two hydraulic booms were dedicated to onsite rebar prefab and installation.
The building's green features include a water-based in-floor radiant heat system with a boiler that uses waste oil from fleet vehicles.
The Glendale Park & Ride has been recognized for its pervious concrete, which reduces water runoff and urban heat island effect.
In addition to environmental benefits, pervious concrete can reduce hydroplaning by preventing water from pooling on paved surfaces.
The Academy's hallmark 2.5-acre “live roof,” with iconic rolling hills, provides a layer of thermal insulation for the building.
Concrete was economical and added green features to The Encore on 7th, an 18-story retail and residential building in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Primrose at Landfall is the first LEED Platinum home in Wilmington, N.C. It uses less energy and water and has a smaller carbon footprint than other homes its size.