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Sustainable Design

Concrete Lumber Company is committed to helping you build better, more sustainable projects. The following information will help you determine how Concrete Lumber products contribute toward the overall performance of the building.

While there are many green guideline programs in the building industry, all share the goal of building a more efficient, healthier building environment for those who live or work there. The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) has created national guidelines (the LEED Program) from the collective experience of leading personnel in the green building movement.

While products alone do not provide points, Concrete Lumber projects may contribute to the following LEED NC points: MR 5.1 and 5.2 (Regional Materials) and MR 4.1 and 4.2 (Recycled Content).

For programs requiring documentation of Recycled Content or Regional Materials, email Concrete Lumber Technical Services at [email protected]. Provide the project zip code and materials specified and you will be provided a letter documenting Concrete Lumber contributions.

Green Features

  • Regional manufacturing facilities support the economy and reduce the environmental impact caused by transportation of materials.
  • Raw materials that are extracted and processed near each manufacturing facility also reduce transportation.
  • Raw materials are low in toxicity —fibers.
  • Longer lasting materials not only require fewer resources for replacement but also reduce maintenance and repair costs.
  • Concrete Lumber is non-combustible in accordance with ASTM E 136 and ASTM E-84.
  • Manufacturing processes focus on quality, first-run materials. Zero to Landfill project aimed at reducing amount of raw materials waste sent to the landfills by half.