In the face of housing, building and infrastructure demand tied to projected U.S. population growth of 20 percent by 2030, a new Portland Cement Association
In the face of housing, building and infrastructure demand tied to projected U.S. population growth of 20 percent by 2030, a new Portland Cement Association award program will honor government leaders who advance sustainable development in their communities through the use of concrete and cement-based products. Few, if any, construction materials offer concrete’s wide range of sustainable and environmental benefits, says PCA President/CEO Brian McCarthy. This award will recognize government officials who share our passion for green construction and recognize concrete’s unrivaled benefits in terms of energy efficiency, durability, and ability to be recycled.
The association invites nominations in the annual program’s four categories from across the concrete industry. The Leadership in Sustainability Policy Award honors public officials who advance policies promoting sustainable development by advocating the use of concrete and cement-based products in their communities. Three other categories recognize officials who utilize cement or cement-based products to achieve sustainable goals in Homes and Residential Building, Non-Residential Building, and Infrastructure projects. Building construction and activities between January 2006 and December 2007 are eligible for the inaugural competition, with an entry deadline of May 30, 2008. Nomination forms are available at www.cement.org/SustainableLeadership.