Renewable Materials

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Third-party Verification Programs

Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality. More

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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. More

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Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices. More

Allan Block sound fence approved for Canadian highway projects
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Allan Block sound fence approved for Canadian highway projects

The Allan Block Fence System was recently approved by the BC Ministry of... More

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NRMCA Certifies First Gold Level Sustainable Concrete Plant

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has certified Unibeton’s New Port Plant in Doha, Qatar, at the Gold level in NRMCA’s Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Program. The program, designed to help concrete producers demonstrate excellence in sustainable manufacturing, includes quantitative, performance-based metrics to provide ready mixed concrete producers with specific guidance to assess their production practices and implement responsible sourcing strategies that will ultimately lower their overall environmental footprint. More

Sustainable Construction Analysis
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Sustainable Construction Analysis

Green Sense Concrete mixture proportioning service improves concrete performance... More

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Going for Platinum

A design firm creates a tool to estimate the cost of LEED projects. More

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