Low Carbon Concrete - Ever Concrete Series
Chaney’s Ever Concrete Series gives our customers an opportunity to consciously reduce the embodied carbon of their projects by selecting from a range of mixes that utilize less carbon-intensive ingredients as well as innovative sustainable concrete solutions and carbon offsets.
With an increasing emphasis on reducing emissions within the construction industry and the Federal Buy Clean Requirements laid out in the Buy Clean Executive Order, Chaney Enterprises seeks to fill the gap of limited low-carbon concrete options in the market and provide our customers with a menu of proven lower carbon concrete mixes with our Ever Concrete Series.
Our technical services team will work with your specific project to customize our mix to meet your specifications on the reduced carbon percentage required.
In addition to reduce carbon concrete mixes, we can also provide an EPD or Environmental Product Declaration if it is required for your project. An EPD tells the life cycle of a product in a single, comprehensive report and its impact upon the environment such as global warming potential, smog creation, ozone depletion and water pollution.
Customers who are looking for ways to reduce the embodied carbon of their concrete and interested parties seeking to learn more on how to achieve this reduction, please contact our Technical Services Department at 301-932-5032.
Concrete has been used in various forms for thousands of years, but it is only recently that we are discovering how beneficial using concrete can be over other alternatives.
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Concrete is made from raw materials that are often times mined right here in Maryland, Delaware or Virginia. Mining locally decreases the amount of fuel and energy needed to transport these materials and provide for the local economy. Because wet concrete can only travel short distances, concrete plants are local and also support their local communities and economies.
Strength and Durability
Often, other materials need frequent replacement; however, concrete can last decades and even centuries in some applications. Infrequent replacement means less use of both raw materials and the energy associated with a construction project. Plus, when concrete is used as a road it increases fuel efficiency by about 4% for cars and 7% for large trucks.
Concrete’s bright color cuts down on the heat island effect and decreases ambient temperatures around a building by 7 to 10 degrees. The bright surface also decreases lighting usage by 30%--energy and cost savings that repeat year after year.
When added up over the long life cycle, concrete’s many benefits result in carbon savings that dwarf the initial carbon output of the project.