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CPCI and Sustainability
What is CPCI’s position on sustainability?
The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) recognizes that structural and architectural precast concrete have inherent sustainable characteristics. Precast concrete manufacturers have a unique opportunity and obligation to participate in sustainable design and construction, including supporting green and sustainable building practices and continual improvement of their designs, plant production practices, transportation and construction site activities to reduce their environmental impact.
How does CPCI actively encourage green building practices?
CPCI has established a sustainability committee to provide industry leadership through education, sharing of sustainable/green building practices and promotion of the adoption of best practices in precast plants and on project sites. CPCI oversees a certification program that ensures quality and encourages excellence in precast plants. A key CPCI initiative is the development of similar guidelines for sustainable practices, including minimizing water use, water recycling, dust and emissions control, reusing, recycling and energy reduction.Precast Concrete Precast Certification