Super-Insulated Foundation

For a net-zero energy home, contractors used a variety of insulation and drainage materials.

A variety of drainage and insulation products were used to contribute to a net-zero energy home.


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Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative

  • The Big Top

    How-To Zone, Sealing Joints, Sustainability and concrete, and new Pervious Blog are in this month's edition.

  • An Industrywide Call to Action

    In a Wednesday morning press conference, the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative laid out plans to lend a voice to the various segments of the concrete construction industry–aggregate, ready-mix, tilt-up, precast, etc.–to educate stakeholders about the role and responsibilities of concrete in...

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    GREENSITE Showcases Sustainability

    GREENSITE is celebrating its third year at WOC and continues to highlight the latest and greatest in sustainable technology and techniques.


Recycled Concrete

  • Caterpillar Demolition Grapples

    These versatile, heavy-duty Demolition & Sorting Grapples are capable of handling large volumes of material while providing the ability to sort through recyclable debris, thus enhancing recovery rates and reducing related costs for labor, transportation, and landfill fees.

  • Brokk Demolition Robot

    The new Brokk 60 is faster and more powerful while still being compact and easy to maneuver.

  • Aquajet Hydrodemolition Robot

    This small and flexible hydrodemolition robot, the Aqua Cutter 410, offers increased versatility, productivity, and ease of operation.


Green Building



  • ACPA's Recycling Concrete Pavements

    This 102-page technical guide addresses facts about recycling concrete for use in new concrete pavement structures.


    This PCA website helps professionals make sustainable design a reality through concrete's durability, versatility, and energy performance.

  • LEED Green Building Rating System

    PCA's project checklist outlines how concrete can contribute to LEED points.

  • NRMCA on Sustainability

    The NRMCA offers a number of resources to the ready-mixed concrete industry, including publications, courses, and conferences.

  • PCA Sustainable Development

    The PCA provides a number of resources including an e-newsletter, briefing kit, and more on sustainable construction.

  • PCA Sustainable Leadership Awards

    The awards honor government leaders who advance sustainable development through the use of concrete and cement-based products.

  • U.S. Green Building Council

    Certify your green building, purchase LEED Reference Guides, or explore green building research on the USGBC website.