The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), through coordination with the North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP), has prepared a report on sustainable plant performances.

The NAPCSPP is a joint initiative for the members of PCI, the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI), and the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). The goal of the NAPCSPP is to benchmark the precast industry’s impact on the environment in the areas of global warming, energy, water use, waste, and dust and noise generation. The precast industry is striving to reduce the environmental impact at the manufacturing level while creating a culture of sustainability.

As the leading technical resource for the precast concrete industry in the U.S, the PCI has provided the tools for its member plants to measure and implement improvements that will have a measurable impact on their environmental and economic performance, using customized industry software.

“PCI producer members that participate in the NAPCSPP have reduced waste and energy and water use. That’s good for the environment and good for their bottom line,” states Emily Lorenz, sustainability and publications director, PCI.

Participating plants report their tracked results to PCI on a quarterly basis, the results of which are presented in this report. The industry has now been reporting for 30 months, beginning first quarter 2015. The following report reflects the first two years ending December 2016; the report includes moving averagesfor the industry during this period. All participating plants are assigned unique identification numbers in order to maintain confidentiality.

Founded in 1954, PCI is the technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs and much more.

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