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
The Environmental Impact of Precast Concrete
North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program
Continuous Improvement on the Concrete Industry
Frequently Asked Questions
Environmental Product Declarations
Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declarations for Precast Concrete Products
The following video demonstrates precast concrete's contributions to sustainable design.