Graniterock adds carbon footprint savings calculator to iPhone app

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff

Graniterock’s Construction Calculators Version 4.2 app enables architects and contractors to gauge carbon dioxide emissions reduction when using supplementary cementitious materials to offset portland cement in concrete mix designs. The just-released update builds on one of the industry’s first mobile device-geared software products, launched in 2011, for estimating a project’s ready mixed and aggregate requirements.

With six northern California ready mixed plants, Graniterock programmed the carbon footprint savings calculator as part of a commitment to advance green building initiatives, and improve the environmental and health attributes of concrete. Management ties success in construction to embracing the future of sustainable building and limiting projects’ carbon footprint.

Notes Construction Materials Division Manager Rich Sacher, “Graniterock is committed to a greener environment, and this is one small way in which we are carrying out that commitment.” The company continues to develop new products with recycled, environmentally friendly materials, he adds, and has four LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.

With Unit Conversions, Concrete, Aggregate, Road Materials, and Masonry order modules—plus the new carbon footprint feature—the free app can be downloaded from the Apple AppStore.