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Sustainable Development with Concrete

 
 

A wide variety of concrete methods and products give you the techniques to create both beauty and function in ways that improve the impact of buildings on the environment. Sustainable development is about balancing human needs with the earth’s capacity to meet them. Concrete offers a wide range of capabilities to help achieve this balance.

Each of the sustainability solutions listed provides an overview of the environmental challenge or issue and how concrete can help address it. They provide links to:

  • more detail on the specific concrete applications that can help meet this challenge,
  • examples of buildings that used it to reach their green building goals,
  • related "Green in Practice" technical briefs, which provide more detailed information on the sustainability solutions, and
  • related reference library resources – research studies, articles, and web sites – providing further depth if you’d like more information.