EULESS, Texas, May 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the grand opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery (JSWB) at UC Davis, Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR) company, announced that the JSWB implemented many first-of-its-kind sustainable design and construction products, including two new concrete innovations.
UC Davis announced that the 8,500 square foot building is expected to be the first building at any university to be certified Net Zero Energy under the Living Building Challenge. This building will use various green services to provide sustainable resources, such as water harvesting and filtration and power production, to the adjacent Teaching and Research Winery and August A. Busch III Brewery and Food Science Laboratory.
Looking to reduce its carbon footprint, the JSWB and design team members looked to each of the concrete suppliers to provide high impact solutions. The project used more than 2,500 specially manufactured concrete masonry units (CMUs) made using CarbonCure technology, which permanently sequesters waste carbon dioxide into the units. This was the first project manufactured by Basalite Concrete Products utilizing the CarbonCure technology. The CarbonCure blocks, combined with the first use of Central Concrete's low CO 2 90% cement replacement mix, makes this the lowest-carbon CMU wall built to date. Fifty percent cement replacement was achieved in slab and foundations."Central Concrete appreciated working with such a forward-thinking design team, interested in pursuing innovative, sustainable product solutions for the Jess. S. Jackson Winery Building", said Mike Donovan, director, quality and assurance, Central Concrete Supply. "Our combined efforts resulted in us producing an extremely low CO 2 concrete mix, with 90% cement replacement materials, for this project's blockfill applications." Related Resources
- UC Davis press release available for download at: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10608
- Pankow Press Kit: http://www.pankow.com/Engage/Media.aspx
- Project images
- Pankow Builders Press Release
- Comprehensive Project Fact Sheet
- Team Members Backgrounder: Design team members and suppliers, team member contributions, and quotes
- Siegel and Strain Project Profile available at: http://www.siegelstrain.com/site/pdf/JSWB.pdf