Cemex EXPERIENCES slight 4th-quarter upturn, 2010 downturn

Mexico's Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., announced that consolidated net sales increased 1% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to US$3.5 billion and decreased 3% for the full year to US$14.1 billion, versus the comparable periods in 2009. Operating EBITDA increased 2% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to US$482 million and decreased 13% for the full year to US$2.3 billion.

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PCA proposes USGBC integrate functional resilience into LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council is in the process of revising its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programs. Among the comments submitted by the Portland Cement Association, prior to the January 14 deadline, were those addressing functional resilience.

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Environmentalists move to nix fly ash from LEED point consideration

Environmentalists’ latest weapon to undermine the use of coal in power generation follows a curious trajectory: The U.S. Green Building Council’s public comment process for LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] rating system revisions. A group comprising federal and state environmental and law enforcement agency officials, PEER contends that construction-grade fly ash—the most widely used coal combustion residual (CCR)—should not qualify as a recycled material in the LEED rating system. It conveyed that position to the USGBC, which on January 19 closed the first of two public comment periods this year toward a new LEED version in fall 2012.

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MonierLifetile deploys photocatalytic cement in smog-wise profile

Boral Roofing has turned to titanium dioxide-dosed cement for Smog-Eating Tile, the latest addition to concrete offerings under the MonierLifetile brand. The specialty cement’s photocatalytic properties speed up oxidation of pollutants and contaminants deposited on concrete surfaces. Smog-Eating Tiles are molded with a base and face mixes, the latter bearing the performance powder.

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