Spancrete has announced that it is taking part in the North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program. All of Spancrete’s plants will participate in this effort to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the entire precast industry.
This initiative combines the efforts of the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI), the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).
The program challenges facilities to proactively set higher goals of efficiency and waste reduction, and not simply adhere to basic federal regulations. According to their brochure, the program aims to help the precast industry “reduce the environmental impact at the manufacturing level while creating a culture of sustainability within the industry.” Member plants receive a web-based software program that allows them to monitor their performance. Energy efficiency is crucial, but it is only a part of the program’s metrics. It also covers dust and noise control, water consumption, and waste production.
“This isn’t just about Spancrete, it’s about the whole precast industry,” said Spancrete president and chief operating officer Alan Antoniewicz. “We’re joining together to not only improve our business but also our communities and the environment. It’s truly gratifying to be a part of this effort.”
Plants will report their tracked results on a quarterly basis, which are then published in the North American Precast Concrete Sustainability Report. The CPCI has been reporting results for two years, and the United States will begin reporting this year.
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