2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES Portland Cement Association is calling on members of the building industry to submit nominations for the 2009 Sustainable Leadership
2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Portland Cement Association is calling on members of the building industry to submit nominations for the 2009 Sustainable Leadership Awards. Public officials will be recognized in each of four categories: 1) Leadership in Sustainability Policy, 2) Homes and Residential Building, 3) Nonresidential Building, and 4) Infrastructure. To be eligible, buildings and activities must have occurred between January 2007 and December 2008. The deadline to submit final entries is May 29, 2009. The nomination form can be accessed at www.cement.org/SustainableLeadership.
INAUGURAL AWARD WINNERS
In 2008, winning projects were selected nationwide for innovations and technologies offering significant environmental benefits and cost savings.
Pervious concrete Û A 140,000-sq.- ft. Park ÎnÌ Ride facility in Glendale, Ariz., represents the largest pervious concrete installation to date in the Southwest. In Kansas, the City of Leawood’s I-Lan Park parking lot was also recognized for its use of pervious concrete.
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Û Both Salem, Ore., and Lubbock, Texas, have emerged as leaders in constructing energy-efficient, disaster-resistant concrete homes using ICF technology.
Full-depth Reclamation (FDR) Û In Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and Hancock, N.H., concrete was used to reconstruct nearly 500 lane miles of roadway, accruing a savings of more than 40 percent per lane mile (versus traditional repair of failed asphalt roads) and drastically reducing road-repair debris in landfills.
Urban Environmental Initiatives Û In Chicago, the Chicago Green Homes program encourages residential builders, developers and homeowners to use technologies, products and practices that will deliver new or remodeled projects in ways that save energy, money, and the environment. Due in large part to the Green Roof Grant program, Chicago is home to more than 200 green roofs, covering 2.5 million square feet Û more than any other U.S. city. Its Green Alleys program helps to manage storm water, reduce heat in urban areas, promote recycling, and conserve energy.