By Douglas E. Ruhlin, CCPf, LEED GA, REM, CEA. Does the word “sustainability” strike fear in […]
This month we are pleased to feature Bartow Precast as part of our Meet a Precaster blog series. […]
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When specifiers choose precast concrete, they get a number of sustainable benefits. In addition to precast […]
Precast products are made in a controlled environment, weather is never a factor, and you can build year round in just about any climate, which makes them perfect for residential construction.
Given that concrete is the most-produced synthetic material in the world, it makes sense to focus on the green attributes it can offer. To achieve this, the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) was created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The National Precast Concrete Association will make it's first appearance at the US Green Building Council's Greenbuild expo this year. The exhibit will feature a large graphic that allows specifiers to visualize how precast concrete products can be used.
NPCA member Oldcastle Precast and Algaewheel Technologies have teamed up to use algae to create all natural, sustainable energy.
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.