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Report measures precast/prestressed plants’ carbon, energy, water metrics

Through eight quarters of North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP) data reporting, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute producers are establishing representative baselines in carbon dioxide emissions and resource consumption. A joint initiative for PCI, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association members, NAPCSPP is geared to benchmarking the precast industry’s impact on the environment and creating a culture of sustainability. Participating PCI plants report results on a quarterly basis.

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The just-published report reflects January 2015–December 2016 data from 43 operations, each assigned identification numbers to maintain confidentiality, and is posted at www.pci.org/PCI/Resources/Sustainability.

“Members have reduced waste and energy and water use,” says PCI Sustainability and Publications Director Emily Lorenz. “That’s good for the environment and good for their bottom line.”


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The report is free to benchmarking survey participants and available in pdf or hard copy versions for National Precast Concrete Association members ($350) and non-members ($550) through www.precast.org