Feds tag cement tops in energy-intensive manufacturing

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.

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Tindall helps Federal prison achieve LEED Gold status

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.

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Environmental Product Declaration catalyst LEED v4 set for fall launch

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.

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