Concrete is a responsible choice for sustainable development. Its durability is a significant sustainable attribute of concrete because it will not rust, rot, or burn, requiring less energy and resources over time to repair or replace. Structures built with concrete have optimal energy performance. Additionally, concrete is easy to use, incurs little waste and can be readily recycled.
In addition, Cemstone is a leader in the use of locally sourced aggregates and recycled materials such as fly ash to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Roads and structures built with concrete last longer and require less maintenance than other materials. Homes built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for above-grade walls are far more energy efficient, quieter and eliminate an environment for mold growth. Plus ICFs greatly reduce the number of trees harvested to build a home.
And because concrete reflects rather than absorbs light, less energy is needed to illuminate paved areas, and the heat island effect in cities is minimized.