GCC Plant Moves to Renewable Energy

GCC’s Rapid City, S.D., cement plant has partnered with Black Hills Energy to move to wind energy in the next year. The Black Hills’ Renewable Ready Program will provide about 50% of the cement plant’s electricity needs for the next 15 years.

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GCCA Releases New Industry Biodiversity Guidelines

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by member companies to improve overall performance in biodiversity management and quarry rehabilitation. 

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Roanoke Cement Honored for Zero Waste Efforts

Roanoke Cement Co.’s (RCC) Troutville, Va., campus was awarded Gold certification under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) rating system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient.

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SCA Announces Project of the Year Award Winners

The Slag Cement Association (SCA) has named the recipients of its 2019 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. Fourteen unique projects are being honored in durable concrete construction and research.

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