Fly Ash Concrete

by admin on February 16, 2009 · 1 comment

in Sustainable Building Materials,Sustainable Living

A Benefit with a Foundation for the Future

Foundations are not like kitchens. People don’t leave a house that is for sale saying “Wow, did you see that foundation, how cool was that!” It is the quiet things however, that can have a major impact. The new concrete on either side of the embedded beam is fly ash concrete. Fly ash is a byproduct of coal fired power plants. It is used to replace some of the cement in concrete.

“For every ton of cement manufactured, about 6.5 million BTUs of energy are consumed…(and) about one ton of carbon dioxide is released. Replacing that ton of cement with fly ash would save enough electricity to power the average American home for 24 days, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions equal to two months use of an automobile.” (source?)

“Experts estimate that cement production contributes to about 7% of carbon dioxide emissions from human sources. If all the fly ash generated each year were used in producing concrete, the reduction of carbon dioxide released because of decreased cement production would be equivalent to eliminating 25 percent of the world’s vehicles” (source)>

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1 10.08.14 at 11:28 pm

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What you choose to give as corporate gifts will depend on who you’re giving them
to and your industry (average life time value of a client not what’s customary in your
industry; don’t copy your competitors, it’s rarely a good idea).
Some of them is included with a pen while a few others
is given a small stapler on it.

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