The concrete industry is and will continue to be impacted by the global issue of sustainability. How the industry addresses the challenges and demands of the green buildings movement will, to a significant degree, determine its future position in the market place. One of the challenges the industry faces is overcoming the perception that concrete and more specifically cement is not as environmentally friendly as the industry claims it to be.
When the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute looked at the many benefits of their products (listed below) they realized that lightweight aggregate would help make concrete “Greener” and more environmentally friendly. The addition of ESCS structural lightweight aggregate will improve the construability and performance of concrete both initially and long term. The use of ESCS will help concrete contribute to sustainable development by optimizing structural efficiency, lowering transportation requirements, improving durability and extending concretes service life.
Design and Construction Benefits
Improved Concrete Performance