The American Concrete Institute is becoming more Green. The trade group recently launched the ACI 130 Sustainability of Concrete technical committee, which aims to promote the Green aspects of concrete and ways to make the material Greener.
“The sustainability issue is not a new one to the American Concrete Institute,” said Richard Stehly, chair of the Sustainability of Concrete committee. “But with the ever-increasing demand for the concrete industry to address its environmental footprint, ACI is ramping up its efforts to provide its members and the entire industry with the most up-to-date and innovative information on how to use concrete in an environmentally responsible manner to create durable, innovative, and functional concrete structures that will benefit generations to come.”
As part of its efforts, ACI has also launched a new website, www.green.concrete.org, that has been designed to highlight the group’s publications, opportunities for involvement and case studies related to Green building. Additionally, at the upcoming ACI Convention set for March in San Antonio, Texas, the group is planning “a series of sessions on building sustainably with slag cement and concrete as a sustainable material, plus a LEED training with special emphasis on concrete.” For more information, visit www.ACIconvention.org.
Concrete group adds new committee as part of Green effort
December 17, 2008