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Great news: You’re buying a new house! You’ve dreamed of a beautiful family home surrounded by open space, fresh air and a healthy environment with children running barefoot on the grass in the sun. And now your dream has come true. Today, for 40% of us who invest most of our lifetime earnings in this dream, our new home will come equipped with a septic tank system to process human waste.
Our industry wants to spread the word that precast concrete products are sustainable. We also want to refine materials, equipment, processes and practices to become more sustainable. How do we measure improvement? Set a baseline. What is our baseline in terms of our impact on the environment? That’s where a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comes in.
Report from NPCA's Sustainability Committee
With the numerous components precasters provide to a wide variety of building projects, and the number of ways precast can help earn LEED points, the LEED rating system continues to grow in importance as precasters are increasingly asked to contribute to LEED design projects. To assist members, NPCA launched the LEED calculator for U.S. projects. The calculator was developed in order to simplify the paperwork requested for the completion of LEED Credits MR 4 and MR 5. We are now happy to report the calculator has been expanded to include the Canadian LEED rating system, as well as allow entry of Canadian postal codes in either rating system.
Adopting environmentally friendly practices in your precast operations.
Clients are demanding greener, more sustainable buildings. Precast concrete manufacturers, contractors and specifiers are increasingly being asked to provide a product that can demonstrate environmentally responsible attributes.
Conservation of fish populations links environmental projects in Washington and Illinois
Process water has a negative impact on the environment, but you can do something about it.