Life Cycle Assessment
Ryan Henkensiefken, business development engineer at Central Concrete, will moderate a technical session on Life Cycle Assessment. The topics to be addressed are:
Comparative Analysis of the Life-Cycle Impact Assessment of Cement Mortar Mixes Using the Green Concrete LCA Tool presented by Arpad Horvath, University of California Berkeley;
An Approach for Analyzing Cost and Energy Performance Trade-offs in Residential Building Wall Systems presented by Jeremy Gregory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and
10 Questions LCA Can Answer about Concrete Buildings presented by Frances Yang, Arup.
Why Scalable Environmental Product Labeling is Key to a Sustainable Economy: A Case Study on the Development of Central Concrete's EPDs. Produced by Climate Earth.
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About 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference
The 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, sponsored by the National Ready Mix Association (NRMCA), provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.
About U.S. Concrete
U.S. Concrete, Inc. services the construction industry in several markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The Company has 101 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2012, these plant facilities produced approximately 4.8 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and 3.3 million tons of aggregates. The company has supplied concrete for high profile, green building projects such as the San Francisco Public Utilities Headquarters, San Francisco Academy of Sciences, and One World Trade Center. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit
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Marketing Communications, U.S. Concrete