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12/13/2007

Sustainable Design Committee Created by PCI

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute created a committee that will work to develop sustainable design techniques and concepts

 

A committee that will work to develop sustainable design techniques and concepts was created by the Chicago-based Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). The group met in October 2007 to outline its goals and strategies.

According to James G. Toscas, president at PCI, "PCI has been working to aid [professionals] in using precast concrete for sustainable design, but these efforts have been spread through all of our committees and staff work." Jim Lewis, committee chairman, adds, "Owners and architects are actively seeking information that will help them create sustainable designs that are cost effective, functional, and efficient."

Several programs were sponsored by the committee this fall, and the group also hosted panel discussions on "Sustainability 101" and "Plant Best Practices," which highlighted sustainable manufacturing concepts.

Leading PCI's efforts to improve environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques used by PCI-Certified plants, the group helps companies optimize material usage, use water efficiently, reduce energy use, and minimize site disturbance. "Our goal," says Lewis, "is to help precasters meet achievable but stringent goals to reduce the industry's environmental, societal, and economic impact."

The committee will collaborate with other organizations in research and development for design innovations and system solutions to existing challenges related to sustainable design. For 2008, the committee is planning a variety of works, including developing a comprehensive website and producing fact sheets for targeted audiences. For more information on the committee's work, contact Emily Lorenz at (elorenz@pci.org) or visit (www.pci.org).

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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