A cornerstone of our efforts is the use of recycled materials originating from construction materials produced in-house at Granite. Many of our civil infrastructure projects utilize 60 to 75 percent recycled material, often contributing to LEED Silver certifi ion and higher.
Defining What Is “Green”The OriginsThe Manufacturing ProcessThe Means of TransportationThe Packaging and InstallationThe Maintenance RequiredThe Means of DisposalGranite producers do not actually make granite. They quarry it from the ground in huge blocks, and then cut them into different configurations for a variety of use. The quarrying itself represents the biggest impact on the environment in the process because it requires the use of heavy machinery that run on gasoline. Cutting the granite blocks also requires machinery that runs on electricity and uses quite a lot of water. However, the carbon footprint of these activities is comparable to that...
Jul 20, 2017& 0183;& 32;Granite mining has a considerable impact on the environment. Transportation : Transport can also be environmentally detrimental – if the stone needs to be shipped a great distance, a lot of fuel will be consumed in the process and the result ing large emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide will contribute to the air pollution.
environmental teams provide direct support to our construction operations to successfully manage environmental impacts including air quality, water quality, waste management, and any other unique environmental components of a project. Granite ’s Environmental Management System EMS is modeled after the internationally
About Granite Construction About This Report Overview of 2020 Objectives Governance Materiality Assessment Social ... perspectives on Granite ’s impacts and priorities for improvement on environmental , social, and governance ... Recognize our impact on the environment and duty to protect it Manage operations, produce material, and ...
Oct 24, 2019& 0183;& 32;A Life Cycle Assessment LCA systematically evaluates the environmental impacts associated with a building material or process. LCA-based information provides insights into the environmental impacts of Seven Trust material and product choices, as well as maintenance and end-of-product-life strategies.
1. Granite and Marble Granite and Marble are considered to be unsustainable materials as they are non-renewable resources and have very energy intensive manufacturing processes. As these materials need to be extracted, the impact which they cause upon the environment is irreversible, particularly in terms of water and air pollution.
Civil construction by its very nature requires that we understand how we impact and integrate within the environment . By focusing on environmentally responsible practices, we minimize our impacts to the benefit of our stakeholders, our community, and the environment .
Environmental Impact Of Construction Materials And Practices. May 2014; DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2581.0001. ... construction materials the impact of these materials is dominated than from the impact .
Granite excels in bridge construction when performed under alternative delivery contracts, where we partner early during the design process. Factors to consider during design include adherence to the requirements, schedule, lifespan, environmental impact , …