Posts Tagged ‘cement’

New Video! How we diverted 97.5% of our demo waste from the landfill
by Robert Fortunato on April 30th, 2011 No Comments »

The video clip is taken from the April 26th Hermosa Beach City Council meeting:
Also, We’ve attached (SBESC Letter) a very kind letter from Jacki and Marilyn at the South bay Environmental Savings Center thanking us for speaking at the South Bay Cities Council of Governments meeting on
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Pouring (over) Concrete 2 – Fly Ash Doesn’t Fly at the GIH
by Robert Fortunato on April 9th, 2011 3 Comments »

We got a number of responses to our post re concrete.  One of the most popular suggestions we got to reduce the harmful impacts of cement is to add fly ash to the mix.  This solution also gets you LEED and Build It Green points.
Fly ash is the leftover
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Pouring (over) Concrete
by Robert Fortunato on April 3rd, 2011 No Comments »

Lucas’ words were ringing in my ears as the second cement truck finished unloading.  When asked what materials his Danish eco village tries to avoid, the number one item is poured concrete because of it’s high embodied energy and the fact that you can’t really recycle it.   Discarded concrete just
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