Conco Companies is committed to our environment and to its natural resources. We encourage our employees to be good stewards of the resources in their work environment as well as their homes.
It could be as simple as emailing reports rather than printing or as complex as using excess water from a site in our ready-mix trucks.
In late 2008 Conco began to reduce our daily fuel consumption by shutting off our delivery units when idle at the plant.
Above is a video of a relatively new product to Southwest Missouri, Pervious concrete. It is a “Green” product because it allows rain water to percolate back into the soil, while trapping first flush pollutants such as gas, oil and road debris. This keeps these items from entering storm sewers, lakes and streams.
Concrete can be used in conjunction with other building processes to gain LEED certification in many building projects. Through employing concrete paving, pervious concrete, insulating concrete forms (ICF’s) and cast in place structures, many credits can be achieved. Since the raw materials in concrete are all produced locally and concrete can be crushed and reused on the jobsite, LEED looks upon concrete favorably. Below is a list of areas that apply to the use of concrete:
Energy And Atmosphere:
- Credit 1
Materials and Resources:
- Credit 2, 4, 5