When used wisely, concrete is one of the most environmentally friendly materials a builder can use. Global Warming Anyone?...recycling trash and driving hybrid vehicles is not enough. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, some 25% of global green house gasses come from deforestation and changes in land use. That is twice the amount of emissions produced by vehicles. It's hard to comprehend why concrete is not more widely utilized.
The mass of a concrete building works as a thermal reservoir storing thermal energy and gradually dissipating it. This process creates a "radiator" effect that helps protect the building from temperature fluctuations resulting in lower energy usage thus making concrete systems among the most energy efficient building systems available.
At Prida Construction, we embrace the challange of building strong, environmentally healthy buildings. We Implement tailored recycling programs and re-use the waste materials generated on all of our projects. This is a small example of the techniques we've established.