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Introduction to Sustainability

The use of precast, prestressed concrete building elements contributes directly to the triple bottom line: minimizing cost, lessening its impact on the environment, and providing comfortable, safe buildings.

Precast Aligned with Sustainable Construction

Lafarge Precast includes economic, social, and environmental components early in the design phase of a project.

 Precast structures can provide superior environmental and energy performance from a life-cycle perspective. Precast concrete offers a competitive building solution based on first-cost, long-term economic benefits, energy efficiency, lower maintenance and overall operating costs as well as opportunities for future reuse when the occupancy of a building changes.

Lafarge has a unique opportunity and obligation to participate in sustainable design and construction, including supporting green and sustainable building practices and continual improvement of its designs, plant production practices, transportation, and construction site activities to reduce its environmental impact.

Precast concrete contributes to green building practices in significant ways:

  • Its inherent mechanical strength
  • Precast concrete is extremely durable
  • Provides life-cycle cost efficiencies
  • The thermal mass of precast concrete can help reduce heating and cooling requirements through energy storage
  • Precast concrete reduces construction waste
  • The load capacity and long spans of precast members help eliminate redundant structures
  • Precast readily accommodates recycled content and by-products
  • Precast structures are reusable
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