Few industries are moving sustainability at a faster rate than precast concrete. As the technical and standard-setting institute for the precast/prestressed concrete industry, PCI's approach to sustainability is to provide information that is based on research and technical knowledge. 

Precast/prestressed concrete can contribute to sustainable design in many ways. It is a versatile and durable material, produced in a factory by highly trained personnel with virtually no waste, under stringent quality control measures. Precast panels can be quickly erected on the jobsite with minimal disruption to the site and precast's thermal mass can save energy and increase comfort. 

Explore this site for information based on PCI's vast knowledge bank for recommendations and best practices on how precast/prestressed construction can meet the energy, durability, and consumption concerns of today's sustainable designs. 

Precast Concrete & Sustainable Design

The Benefits of Precast/Prestressed Concrete


The Building Envelope

Precast Concrete, the Building Envelope, and Energy Savings

Life-Cycle Assessment

The Environmental Impact of Precast Concrete


North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program

Continuous Improvement on the Concrete Industry

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainability FAQ


Environmental Product Declarations

Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declarations for Precast Concrete Products


The following video demonstrates precast concrete's contributions to sustainable design.