|Use Regional Materials|
Ten Solutions for Sustainability
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.
Materials and Resources,
Regional Materials, Credits 5.1 and 5.2