Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration; CP staff
Drawing data from its just-released 2013 Annual Energy Outlook, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) cites challenging statistics portland cement customers and producers might encounter in a construction market influenced by green building rating systems and carbon-tracking government agencies.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA staff participating in ASTM C09 committee meetings last month in Indianapolis cite two significant Subcommittee C09.40 Ready Mixed Concrete actions for the C94 standard: removal of the 300 value and a new resolution process for low strength test results.
Source: Moseley Architects, Richmond, Va.
A precast wall system Tindall Corp. produced at its Petersburg, Va., operation contributes thermal efficiency to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ first LEED Gold-certified facility: the new medium-security Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at the United States Penitentiary site in Hazelton, W.Va. The 540,000-sq.-ft., multi-building complex is designed to support over 1,100 inmates while minimizing environmental impact and conserving resources.
Sources: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; CP staff
An engineer who studies materials’ economic and environmental implications, recycling and end-of-life recovery, Jeremy Gregory has been named executive director of the MIT-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), succeeding Hamlin Jennings.
Sources: EP Henry Corp., Woodbury, N.J.; U.S. Department of the Interior; CP staff’
EP Henry delivered more than 50,000 sq. ft. of its Brick Stone and Autumn Blend concrete pavers for Statue of Liberty walkways, becoming a key supplier in Hurricane Sandy reconstruction efforts aimed at reopening Liberty Island on Independence Day.
Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
A new version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system, incentivizing building material or product suppliers to detail their processing or manufacturing methods, is on track for a 2013 Greenbuild Conference and Expo rollout.