Contracting with dry mix producers, Clean Concrete Technologies and Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products have announced availability of the bagged Buddy’s Ultra Green Concrete, comprising 90 percent recycled and by-product materials
Sources: Clean Concrete Technologies, Palo Alto, Calif./Buddy Rhodes, San Francisco; CP staff
Contracting with dry mix producers, Clean Concrete Technologies and Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products have announced availability of the bagged Buddy’s Ultra Green Concrete, comprising 90 percent recycled and by-product materials. Clean Concrete TechnologiesÌ patented, proprietary formula reduces the amount of portland cement used in the mix and achieves 50 percent embodied energy savings over traditional concrete, reportedly without sacrificing strength or durability. Product developers emphasize that Buddy’s Ultra Green Concrete, which can be obtained from authorized western U.S. distributors, is suitable for any traditional concrete job.
We have searched a long time to find a concrete mix that meets our green product criteria, notes San Francisco-based Buddy Rhodes, an early purveyor of decorative precast. Clean Concrete TechnologiesÌ formula meets our criteria in all respects: We were most impressed with its strength and crack resistance. Plus, it finishes much better than common concretes and carries colors very well.
The Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products/Clean Concrete Technologies partnership to provide packaged concrete parallels a late-2006 joint venture teaming the resources of Quebec-based pigment and admixture supplier Interstar Corp. with those of interior concrete specialist Fu-Tung Cheng to expand the Cheng Concrete Countertop line of packaged products sold online and through U.S. building supply retailers.