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Toll Free: (888) 322-6847 | (425) 961-7100
Hours: 5:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Dispatch: 5:00 AM - 4:30 PM (M-F)
Building Material Store: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM (M-F)


Environment


Green Team Mission

Environmental awareness and responsibility make good sense - for Cadman, our employees, and the communities where we do business. Every Cadman employee is an honorary member of The Green Team, with an important part to play in helping our company achieve it's environmental mission.

Awareness

Environmental awareness will expand as employees learn how individual actions, company policies and compliance affect both the environment and Cadman.

Education

Environmental education provides the information and tools necessary for the environmentally responsible performance of everyone's job.

Prevention

Pollution prevention requires that each site design have implement programs to eliminate or minimize damage to the environment as a result of company activities.

Response

Environmental response means designing timely and appropriate actions, by commited employees at each site, needed to correct compliance issues as well as te prepare for emergency events.


  • Learn about sustainability
    Concrete is more than a structural product. Concrete has incredible design versatility and flexibility. When you need strength and durability, aesthetic appeal, demonstrated product history, energy performance, recyclable attributes, and regional proximity – concrete will get you there.

    Sustainable design means incorporating a responsible balance of elements into community and building design. It means choosing products that work to achieve design goals. Concrete can help solve many design issues with one product, in unique and interesting ways.

    Ten Solutions for Sustainability

    1. Redevelop Land and Build Infrastructure Solution

    Decrease pressure on undeveloped land by rehabilitating contaminated land.
    Benefit: Turn brownfields into developed land by remediating contaminated soil with cement-based solidification /stabilization treatment technology.

    Redevelopment of Contaminated Site Transportation
    Solution: Design communities with concrete pavements in high traffic corridors, sidewalks and paths.
    Benefit: Reduce GHG from the transportation sector and contribute to significant financial savings through reduced maintenance and increased life-cycles of concrete pavements.

    2. Reduce Site Disturbance

    Decrease pressure on undeveloped land by rehabilitating contaminated land.
    Solution: Concrete parking garages on lower floors of a building can limit site disturbance, including earthwork and clearing vegetation. Benefit: Parking garages within buildings help maintain existing natural areas that would be consumed by paved parking. They reduce the building footprint by reducing paved parking areas.

    Reduced Site Disturbance: Protect or Restore Open Space

    3. Manage Stormwater

    Solution: Concrete grid pavers reduce the rate and quantity of stormwater runoff because they increase infiltration of stormwater.

    Pervious concrete has a high permeability that allows water to flow through easily, reducing the rate and quantity of stormwater runoff.

    Benefit: Limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing stormwater runoff. Preserve natural rainwater absorption characteristics by optimizing the use of soil, plants, trees and surface treatments to capture rain where it falls.

    4. Reduce Heat Island Effect

    Solution: Light colored concrete surfaces, pavers and/or open grid pavement used in non-roof areas, have high albedo (solar reflectance) and can reduce heat island effect. Design entrance plazas, walkways and parking lots with light decorative concrete pavement, and surface parking with open grid pavers.

    Benefit: Reduce heat islands by using light colored concrete surfaces for higher albedo (reflectivity) – consequently saving energy by reducing the demand for air conditioning and improving air quality. Energy savings also result from decreased night lighting requirements.

    5. Increase Energy Performance

    Solution: Utilize energy saving thermal mass characteristics with concrete building construction. Add to occupant quality of life with decreased sound transmission and resistance to fire and severe wind conditions.

    Benefit: The benefits of thermal mass (heat and cool storage capacity) can help moderate indoor temperature extremes and reduce peak heating and cooling loads. Energy savings result from fewer spikes in heating and cooling requirements.

    6. Improve Indoor Air Quality

    Solution: Concrete buildings offer design options that include solid insulated walls, in-floor radiant heating, air filtration and fresh air exchange. A concrete design doesn’t require additional interior floor and wall finishing.

    Benefit: There are no off-gassing toxicity or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from concrete. Many finishes for concrete floors and walls do not require carpet, paint or sealants. Air quality can be improved with in-floor radiant heating. The potential for airborne dust, pollens, molds and mildew to be circulated with furnace systems is reduced.

    7. Design for Longevity and Durability

    Solution: Concrete building design results in a building with a long service life. Building shells can be left in place when renovating, and interior components reused. In new structures, spans can be longer, and the added strength of concrete allows for design flexibility – further increasing the opportunity for reuse over time.

    Benefit: Longevity and durability of concrete allows for reuse. Extend the lifecycle of existing buildings, conserve resources and the environmental impacts of new building. A concrete building can use less material and create less waste over its life.

    8. Manage Construction Waste

    Solution: Concrete demolition waste can be reused as aggregate road base or construction fill. In some cases concrete can be reused in new mixes – with technical monitoring.

    Benefit: Crushing and reusing concrete on site eliminates transportation and landfill disposal, and redirects waste into the new project. Recycling concrete for reuse on or off site reduces waste, and redirects reusable materials.

    9. Increase Recycled Content

    Solution: Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) such as fly ash and slag are recycled industrial by-products. They are widely used as replacements for cement in a concrete mix.

    Benefit: Professionally engineered concrete mix designs can effectively utilize SCMs. As recycled content, SCMs are post-industry materials, that when utilized reduce the consumption of new materials.

    10. Use Regional Materials

    Solution: The components of concrete -cement, water and aggregate - are extracted and manufactured in most regions of Canada and the US. In many cases, transportation includes ship, barge and rail in addition to trucking.

    Benefit: The use of indigenous materials reduces transportation distances and the associated environmental impacts. Transportation methods such as barging further reduce environmental impacts.

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Mailing Address
PO Box 97038
Redmond, WA 98073-9738

Administration Address
7554 185th Avenue NE #100
Redmond, WA 98052


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