Green building is defined by the way materials and design work together to create long-lasting and environmentally friendly structures. For the third year in a row, The Concrete Producer and its sister publication, Concrete Construction, present the GreenSite Awards to honor concrete's contribution to sustainable construction.
Although concrete producers continue to develop green concrete solutions, they are joined and supported in this goal by forward-thinking contractors, architects, and materials suppliers. This year's winning projects include excellent examples of how their collaboration is raising the bar for sustainability in concrete construction.
TCP's GreenSite Award winners showcase concrete's most significant contributions to green building. These innovations include replacing asphalt with pervious concrete, saving time and materials with modular precast, reducing concrete's carbon footprint with supplementary cementitious materials, and replacing steel reinforcement with recycled synthetic fibers.
Some winning projects have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED certification program, although many feature sustainable attributes that go above and beyond the requirements of green rating systems. The GreenSite Awards proudly recognize the concrete industry's efforts to help define sustainable construction for future generations. Visit www.greensiteawards.com for more details and photos of these projects.
2010 GreenSite Award Winners:
TCA Campus - Concrete Village
W Hollywood Hotel and Residences
Taum Sauk Upper Dam Restoration Project
Erie Art Museum
Vancouver Olympic Village
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
One World Trade Center - Freedom Tower
Bordley Randall House
The Hawthorne Residence
To see slideshows and details for all entries, visit www.greensiteawards.com