Posted on January 13, 2021 by Rick Hodek
Sustainability is generally defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Precast Concrete is the future of sustainable construction
Sustainable construction is the concept of constructing homes and buildings we need today without depleting resources for future generations. Amid the teardown-and-replace mentality still pervasive in the world today, precast concrete stands out defiantly. You would be hard pressed to find an alternate building product possessing the same thermal qualities, design flexibility, and permanence. Increasingly, precast concrete is being recognized for its life cycle environmental and economic benefits, from production, to construction, maintenance, and disposal. The following are solid facts that make concrete the right choice for effective sustainable development.
Buildings built with precast concrete walls, roof systems, and floors are highly energy efficient because they take advantage of concretes inherent thermal mass, their ability to absorb and retain heat. This can significantly cut the heating and cooling costs and may enable the use of smaller-capacity HVAC equipment.
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